Two-Toned Crystal Candles

This crystallizing wax project makes beautiful snowflake designs and darker or ligher colored wax depending on the cooling rate.


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Supply List

  • Crystallizing Wax (We used Yaley Enterprises Crystallizing Wax)
  • Choice of Dye (We used Yaley Enterprises Lavender Solid Candle Dye )
  • Choice of Scent
  • Wicks

Equipment

  • Mold of your Choice
  • Double Boiler
  • Candy Thermometer

Instructions

  1. Cover all surfaces with newspaper or cardboard. Wax can get very messy. Make sure to wear old clothing in case of accidental spillage
  2. Wick your mold according to its directions
  3. Prepare bowl of ice water so that the height of the water is about half of the size of your candle mold.
  4. Using a double boiler, melt wax to 200 degrees F. This is the time to add the dye. If you use a solid dye, add to the mixture in small shavings. Stir until dissolved.
  5. Next add scent and mix thoroughly. For liquid scent, use about a teaspoon per one pound of wax. For a scent block, use about 1/16th of block per one pound of wax.
  6. For best results, pour wax into mold between 190 degrees F and 200 degrees F. (Be sure to save 1 cup of wax for step 8)
  7. Leave candle in ice bath for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your mold.
  8. As candle cools, a well may form on the surface of the candle. Reheat remaining wax to 190 degrees F and fill the well with wax.
  9. Let candles cool for several hours. Once candle has hardened, remove from mold and trim the wick to 1/4 inch.

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