Eerie-sistable Pumpkin Spice candle recipe
Pumpkin spice, autumn leaves AND SPOOKY SEASON 🦇 We can't wait and as candle makers, we get to indulge in beautiful autumn smells before everyone else to prepare for the season.
We know how popular our Pumpkin Spice fragrance is so our lab went off and created a recipe for you to make a Pumpkin Spice candle with a wood wick that looks good and smells good. So if you're new to this particular fragrance, mixing fragrance with dye or even wood wicks, this is a great one for you! Get ready to embrace those autumn vibes in this most spooktacular set of jars. This recipe makes one candle so make sure to calculate your ingredients properly when purchasing to ensure a faboolous candle 🎃
You will need:
- Fang-Tastic 30cl Jar (This one's our favourite, but this candle would be incredible in any of the jars in our Halloween Collection)
- CS1 wax
- Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
- SB2 Wood Wicks
- Stickums (wick pads)
- Wood Wick Sustainers
- Bekro dye - 6099/25 – ORANGE
- Double boiler
- Stirring Stick
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Step 1. Insert your wood wick into the wood wick sustainer.
Step 2. Take your wick and press it firmly on to the stickum. Make sure to centre it correctly before removing it from the paper.
Step 3. Take your first candle jar and press the wick into the centre of the base. Secure it by pressing it down firmly.
Repeat steps 1, 2 & 3 for all candles.
For this recipe we will be using a fragrance content of 8% and 0.1% of dye. To calculate how much oil, wax and dye you will need, simply divide the percentage value by 100, then multiple by the weight of the candle mixture.
For a 220g candle (30cl) with 8% fragrance content, the calculation is:
8/100 x 220g = 17.6g fragrance oil
As the candle contains 8% fragrance, it must contain 92% wax, so the calculation for the wax is:
92/100 x 220g = 202.4g wax
Now that you know how much wax you will need, use this number to calculate the amount of dye.
0.1/100 x 202.4g wax = 0.2g dye
Multiply each component’s value by the number of candles you want to make. As today we’re making 3 candles, we will be multiplying by 3.
Fragrance oil = 17.6g x 3= 52.8g
Wax = 202.4g x 3 = 607.2g
Dye = 0.2g x 3 = 0.6g
Therefore, to make 3 x 30cl (220g) candles we will need a total of: 52.8g of fragrance oil, 607.2g of wax and 0.6g of dye.
Step 4. Use a double boiler to melt your wax and bring up to 70°C. Once at this temperature, mix your dye into the melted wax.
Step 5. Next, add your fragrance and mix well.
Step 6. Make sure that you do not let your wax go below 65°C.
There are two pouring techniques:
The first one is a single-pour- stopping 10mm from the top of your candle. For this method you will require additional tools such as a flashgun or a grill.
Alternatively, you can use the two-pour technique where you stop 20mm from the top and allow the wax to cool before adding the remaining 10mm to flatten the top of your candle.
Leave to set
Step 7. Leave your candles to set for a minimum of 48 hours.
Step 8. For the best burning performance, we recommend trimming the wick to 5mm.
Step 9. Light and enjoy your Hallowe’en candles!
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