Testing is highly recommended
Wood Wick Candles offer an exceptional and unique crackling burning sound. How to Make Wooden Wick Candles Start by gathering all the items that you will need. The candle making process will go much more smoothly if everything is readily accessible.
Materials Needed: • Container Candle Wax candle Jars or Containers fragrance Oil candle Dye wooden Wicks with tabs pouring Pot or Pyrex measuring cup to pour easily thermometer glue Gun or Glue Dots (Optional) end Nipper Pliers or Nail Clippers butcher Paper or Newspaper paper Towels cookie Sheet or Pan metal Spoon or Stir Stick sauce Pan metal Cookie Cutter Cover your work area with butcher paper or newspaper. Spills or drips are most times unavoidable, and clean up is much easier if you don’t have to clean wax off of your work surface Y
You may want to preheat your glass containers in the oven on a cookie sheet. This is not necessary with soy wax as it has such a low melting point. Heat from 150 to 170 F and leave for 10 minutes. Be careful when removing from the oven they are hot. Heat your wax until melted, DO not over heat or boil. Once melted add your colour and scent, stir and pour into your pouring pot or Pyrex cup.
See recommendations for colour and scent below. Wick the containers The tabbed wooden wicks will stand straight in the jars without gluing them, but they may move when the wax is poured. Add a small amount of hot glue or a Glue Dot to the bottom of the tab. Press it firmly into the container, but don't press too hard or the prongs on the tab can move. Make sure the wick is as close to the centre as possible. Pour the wax mixture Slowly pour the wax into the container, making sure not to fill past the widest part of the jar. (There are exceptions to this, such as the tureen jar.) If you pour too quickly, the wax may splash up the side of the jar or form small air bubbles on top of the wax. Avoid pouring wax directly onto the wick. You can adjust the wick slightly if needed, but don't move it around too much; the prongs on the wick tab can easily bend, allowing the wick to lean to one side and be off-centre. Allow to cool When the candle has completely set, you will be ready to trim the wick. Trying to trim the wick too soon will disrupt the wax around the wick. Trim the wick to 1/4 in length using end nipper pliers or nail clippers. Be sure not to trim them too short because they would not burn properly. Scent per pound of wax, you will need 1 ounce of scent per 16 oz of soy wax. Most soy wax will not hold more than 2 oz per 16 oz of wax. Colour per pound of Wax: Our solid colour blocks will colour 5 pounds of wax. That varies on how dark you wish your wax. Usually dropping some wax on the wax paper will give you a better idea as to its real colour. In the pot, it always looks darker. Just shave some off for smaller batches.
While many people do not find it needed, it is recommended to brush wicks with an oil (such as coconut oil) to prime the wick or with some of the wax you intend to use with them.