For one of my March goals, I wanted to use a candle making kit that Michael got me for Valentine’s Day to try my hand at making a soy candle. He got it from Candlewic.com, and I’m not sponsored by them at all, but this will also be kind of a mini-review of their product as well.
In my research, I found that this kit was the least expensive kit for what was included in it. And from start to finish, the only things I had to provide were a pot to boil water in and a spoon to mix (and technically the newspaper, although they did have packing paper included that was thick enough to use.
So, first, I used a glue dot to attach the wick to the bottom of the container.
Then, I poured one bag of one pound of soy wax into the pouring pot, and then placed it in the pot of boiling water, to act as a double boiler.
Once that melted, I used the included thermometer to measure the temperature. I was impressed with the quality of the thermometer in this kit.
Then, when it reached 175 degrees F, I added the green coloring included in the kit.
Once it cooled to 140 degrees F, I added the Agave Nectar fragrance.
The fragrance was pretty strong. We have an open floor plan and I could smell it in the living room, but it wasn’t so strong that it would give me a headache. After the fragrance was added, I poured it into the container with the wick (at this point, I realized that I could easily fill two containers, so I made another container with a wick before I started pouring).
I then used one of the bow tie clips to hold the wick in place as it dried.
And then, a few hours later, I checked on it and it was solid. I cut the wick down.
And they even included little stickers to put on the bottom of the candle with safety warnings (like don’t leave a candle burning unattended).
Clean up was very easy, and that’s saying a lot for a clumsy, messy girl like me. I only had to clean up a few drops of wax around where I poured, and cleaning the pouring pot was super easy as well. I loved the kit. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow, and I have three more scents and colors to try! Honestly, I put this off because I thought it would be time-consuming, but it really was easy to do!
Have you ever made candles? Have you tried a kit that you love?