Pink Lady® Pass it On: make your own candle
Here at Pink Lady®, we’re passionate about encouraging our fans to try something new, embrace a new skill, take some time away from the rush of daily life and reclaim me-time.
Try this DIY, created by blogger Temporary Secretary, and you’ll not only be embracing a new skill, but creating a gorgeous item for your home. Apple-scented fragrance oil gives the candle a perfect Pink Lady® twist.
You will need:
- Candle tins or glass votives
- Pre-waxed candle wicks
- Soy wax flakes (we recommend microwavable ones)
- Glue dots
- Microwave-proof jug
- Weighing scales
- Wooden spoon
- Wicking pins or wooden skewers
- Apple-scented fragrance oil. Check the packaging to ensure that this is suitable for use in candle-making.
- Measure out your wax flakes. Fill up the tin or votive you’ll be making the candle in, leaving a centimetre gap at the top. Empty the wax flakes into your jug, then repeat once more: you’ll need to fill your chosen container twice to get the right amount of flakes, as the wax will halve in volume when melted.
- Use a glue dot to fix a pre-waxed candle wick to the centre of the base of your container. Ensure that the wick is pointing straight upwards out of the tin or votive.
- Melt the soy wax flakes in your jug, microwaving the wax in 30 second increments and stirring gently in between. If you don’t have a microwave, you can place the jug into a saucepan of water – this usually works best on an induction stove. If you are using a stove, make sure it is on a medium heat.
- Once your wax is fully melted, add the essential oil fragrance. Do this by removing the jug from the heat source, then use a thermometer to check when the wax is at a temperature of no less than 135°F (57.2°C). Add desired amount of fragrance oil, and stir carefully but thoroughly, until the wax and oil are completely combined.
- Use a wicking pin or skewer to keep the wick still, then pour the wax slowly into the candle tin or votive, filling almost to the top, leaving a 1cm gap. Leave to set overnight.
- Trim the wicks to around 0.5cm before burning to avoid large flames or flickering.