Do you remember the tart tin soaps I recently made? Well, I had some tart tins left over and decided to make some candles with them. This project was so much fun!
Since autumn is here I picked up Pumpkin Souffle' candle oil. Besides pumpkin it has hints of French vanilla cream, ginger, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
To heat your beeswax pellets I recommend you use a double boiler. Fill the bottom half with about 2 inches of water and heat until it comes just to a boil. Place the top half of your double boiler inside the bottom half and then add your smaller metal pot or container. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Now add your beeswax pellets. If you are using a block of wax I suggest you cut up the wax into smaller chunks to speed up the process. For three tart tins you only need 4 oz. of pellets.
You want to melt it slowly and stir it often with a metal spoon. Never leave the wax unattended as it melts. Some people use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. Beeswax should melt about 145 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to check the lower pan periodically to see if it needs more water as it will start to evaporate.
When wax is completely melted remove the container from your double boiler and pour in your fragrance oil. Stir the ingredients and then pour a little wax into each tin and drop your wick into the wax making sure it is centered.
Now pour the rest of your wax to fill each cup. Allow to set for a couple of hours. You can speed the process by putting the tarts in the refrigerator to cool.
To decorate for gift giving, bundle your tarts with seam binding or ribbon and make a cute tag with the name of the scent.
I hope you have enjoyed making candles with me. I'll have other designs to share with you.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!