Making Scented Candles
Scented candles can be a great gift to be given. How to make scented candles? Let get started!
If you dont have a wax metler yet, you can get some candle making tools here.
First we have to choose the wax. I use three kinds of wax mix:
Option 1: 100% Soy Wax
Soy waxes with the lowest melting point are available. The softer the wax, the easier it is to adhere to the cup wall. (I use 100% soy wax for most cup wax making)
Option 2: 80% soy wax + 20% coconut wax
Both waxes have low melting point, soft wax, easy to adhere to the cup wall. No all coconut wax, uneven finish.
Option 3: 90% soy wax + 10% microcrystalline wax (choose food grade)
Microcrystalline wax is synthetic wax, food grade is slightly better, and the melting point below 60 degrees is selected. After adding, it can improve the adhesion of the cup wall, and can also increase the proportion of essential oils (increase by 5%-10%).
Curtain beeswax and other hard waxes with a melting point higher than 55 degrees are not suitable. These waxes are used for silicone molds.