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Don't you like coming home to a nice, scented, candle lit room? Well, you can have that amazing feeling everyday with a quick, easy, microwave candle. Make your own personalized candle right in the comfort of your home. We're going to take you through the instructions for this easy candle adapted from doityourself.com. Let's get started!
Prior to starting this project we would like to inform of you of the safety hazards that could occur. Please take precaution, as you will be handling hot objects such as wax. Thank you!

Tools Needed:

  • Microwave (we used a 1,000 watt kitchen microwave)
    • Tip: Using a lower watt microwave may result in longer melting time
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Pot holder or hand towel
  • Midsize Jar (we used a 16 oz jar)
  • Spoon to stir
  • Lighter

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz Soy wax flakes
  • 1 oz Scented oil
  • Food coloring
  • 1 Tabbed Wick
 
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Step 1: Begin Melting Wax

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  • Fill microwave safe bowl with wax flakes
  • Microwave for 6 minutes
  • CAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to remove.

Step 2: Attach Wick While Melting Wax

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  • While your wax is in the microwave, apply super glue to the bottom of the metal tab on your wick
  • Place wick inside jar and press the bottom of the metal tab into the middle of the bottom of the jar.
    • Tip:If your hand does not fit, it may be easier to use your spoon to press the tab down
  • Hold tab to the bottom of the jar for about 20 seconds until the glue dries

Step 3: Keep Warming Wax Until Melted

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  • Using your pot holder or hand towel, carefully take your bowl out of the microwave
  • CAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use a hand towel or pot holder to remove.
  • Stir wax with your spoon
    • Tip: There should be solid white wax pieces with clear melted wax around the pieces
  • Using your pot holder or hand towel, carefully put bowl back in the microwave
  • CAUTION: bowl will be HOT! Use hand towel or pot holder to remove.
  • Continue to microwave your wax in 2 minute intervals, taking it out to stir in between until wax is completely melted
    • Tip: When wax is completely melted, it should appear clear

Do you have to use soy wax, or could you use crayons or beeswax?

Great idea I love candles and shall make some. Thanks for the tip!
seamster3 months ago

Nice! Looks like it could get very messy if you're not careful!

The wax actually pours pretty well... It also helps if the bowl you use has a spout

cat19863 months ago
Looks cool n I love scented candles
vak523 months ago
cool!