DIY Wedding Favor Candles
Recipe type: Home Crafts
Serves: 10 candles
These candles are scented with Sweet Pea and Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oils for a feminine and unisex candle option.
  • 10 Candle Tins
  • 40 oz. EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax
  • 10 WU-250 Brown Cotton Candle Wicks
  • 1.6 oz. Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil
  • 1.6 oz. Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
  • Red Wax Dye Block
  • Optional: Wedding Favor Label PDF
  1. Melt down 40 oz. of EcoSoya Advanced Soy Wax in the microwave using a heat safe container. You can also melt and wax in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat. Once melted, add a few drops of wax into the bottom of each candle tin, and place the wick into the center of the candle. Cover the bottom of the wick with more wax to steady the wick to the bottom of the container.
  2. Split the wax into two containers, each will weigh about 20 ounces. To one batch, add 1.6 ounces of the Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil. Stir thoroughly.
  3. To the other container, add 1.6 ounces of Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil and use a spoon to thoroughly mix in. Then, shave a very small amount of the Red Wax Dye Block using a cheese grater. Add the shavings to the melted wax and stir. The heat from the melted wax will melt and Red Wax Dye Block and give the wax a light red color. As the wax cools and hardens, it will lighten in color. You can test the color by dropping the wax on a white piece of paper and allowing it to cool. Add more dye block shavings if you’d like a richer color.
  4. Allow the wax containers to cool slightly. While they cool down, cut 10 straws in half and slide the wicks into the straws. This will help steady the wicks in the center of the jar after the wax is poured.
  5. Allow the melted wax to cool to about 110 ° F or cooler. The cooler the wax is, the less likely it will be to melt the wax holding the wick in place. Then, pour the red wax into half of the candle tins, and the uncolored wax into the other half. Allow to thoroughly cool and harden.
  6. When the candle is cool, trim the wicks and allow the candle to cure for 48 hours. This allows the fragrance to set up properly. Enjoy!
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