Have you heard about our 2009 Christmas Kits? They’re this years simple solution for making coordinated gift ensembles! Choose from two different fragrance combinations (sweet or spice) to make candles, lotions and salt scrubs for your friends, family and co-workers. If you missed the blog yesterday, I posted a salt scrub recipe that you can make with this kit! Check it out.
Variation: If you want your candles to be a color other than ivory white, check out all of the candle colorants here. Get one of those colors plus the kit and you’ve got yourself a variation. Or, pick up an ounce of a great blender to give yourself even more options for the perfect stocking stuffer. What blends with Clementine Cupcake or Chipotle Caramel? Dark Rich Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, Arabian Spice, Blackberry Spice, Christmas Spice, Orange Spice, Orange Mocha or Pumpkin Spice are all great blenders! And Mandarin Myrrh & Wassail can both easily blend with Berry Wine, Chocolate Espresso, Dark Rich Chocolate, Rise ‘n’ Shine, Amber, Black Tea or Black Amber & Lavender.
Tip: If you’re having problems with leaning wicks, dip the base of the wick in the melted wax and center on the bottom of the tin. Then place 2 pencils horizontally on the tin, on each side of the wick. This will give the wick a little support as you pour the wax and the candle cools. For more helpful candle making tips, check out Soap Queen TV’s episode on Holiday Travel Candles.
Cooling unevenly can do that; next time, heat up your containers prior to doing the wax pour and allow the candles to cool naturally in a room temperature room.
I just did this from your kit and I love the candle. Unfortunately it cracked across the middle where the wick is. Any thoughts on what I might have done wrong?
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Excellent idea .. really love candles and especially at Christmas!
Morgane, Everyone is going to be thrilled with your handmade goodies =)
Anon, I usually wipe down the pot with paper towels while it's still hot, melted wax. Then, to get the last of the wax fully out (assuming you want the pan clean clean), just melt some Melt & Pour soap in the pan, swish it around the pan and pour the soap out. Then, when the soap is still wet inside the pan, wash it all out with super hot water. Dry and poof! All clean.
Remember, unless you used skin safe fragrances and colorants, you shouldn't use the melt and pour soap so be sure to use scraps and not new soap if you can't turn it into a bar of soap.
What is the easiest way to clean your pan after you have melted wax in it?
Morgane et Romeo says
Thanks again for all the great ideas! I know i can make some people happy with those gifts!
Have a good day!