There’s nothing quite like the warm, cosy feeling of a candle burning in the room. Plus, there’s just something special about candles that make them perfect for gifting or craft projects. If you’ve always wanted to make your own candles, today is your lucky day!
In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to make candles using just a few simple supplies. Keep reading to learn more.
What are wooden wick crackle candles?
Wooden wick candles are a type of candle that uses a wooden wick instead of a traditional wick made from cotton or other materials. The wood used for the wicks can be any type of wood, but some of the most popular choices include cedar, birch, and oak.
Why make your own wooden wick candles?
There are many reasons why you might want to make your own wooden wick candles. For one, they can be a lot cheaper than buying candles from a shop (although our prices are pretty close, of course!). Plus, making your own candles allows you to customise the scent, size, and shape to suit your needs. And lastly, it’s just plain fun!
What wax works best with wooden wicks?
There are a few different types of wax that can be used for wooden wick candles, but the most popular is soy wax. Soy wax is made from hydrogenated soybean oil, and it’s a natural, renewable resource. It’s also non-toxic and burns cleanly, so it’s better for both you and the environment.
What do you need to make wooden wick candles?
The great thing about making your own wooden wick candles is that you don’t need any fancy equipment or materials – just a few household items that you probably already have. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Wooden wicks (duh!)
– Candle wax
– A pot or double boiler for melting the wax
– A container, mould or jar to pour the wax into
– A spoon or stirrer
– Essential oils (optional)
– A candle wick holder (optional but helpful)
How to make wooden wick candles (Become a candle making expert)
1. Start by cutting your wooden wicks to size. They should be about 1 inch shorter than the height of your desired candle.
2. Next, add the wax to your pot or double boiler and heat it until it’s melted.
3. If you’re adding essential oils, now is the time to do it! Just add a few drops (or more if you want a stronger scent) and stir well.
4. Once the wax is melted, it’s time to start pouring! If you’re using a mould, make sure to place the wick in the centre before pouring in the wax. For a jar candle, you can just drop the wick in and let it float to the centre on its own.
5. Allow the candles to cool and harden completely before trimming the wicks and lighting them. And that’s it – you’ve now made your very own wooden wick candles!
How much fragrance oil should you use in soy wood wick candles?
When it comes to adding fragrance oil to wood wick candles, there is no hard and fast rule. It really depends on how strong you want the scent to be. We recommend starting with a few drops and then increasing the amount until you get the desired result. We go for 10% fragrance oil, that’s our personal preference, as we recently increased it from 8% to really give a better scent throw.
How long should you let your wood wick candles cure?
For the best results, we recommend letting your wood wick candles cure for at least 24 hours before burning them. This gives the wax time to harden and the fragrance oil time to fully spread throughout the candle. Trust us, it’s worth the wait!
We do find if the candle is larger then you should wait longer, around the 48-hour mark. That being said, the longer you allow the candle to cure, generally, the smell and scent throw improves, so there’s no harm in leaving it a week or more.
If you’re up for the challenge, making your own wood wick candles is a fun and affordable way to add some extra ambience to your home. Just be prepared to do a lot of trial and error – it took us quite a few batches before we got the hang of it! Don’t have time to make your own? We’ve got a great range of affordable wood wick candles that will help you get that rustic, cosy feeling in no time.