Pink Lady® Pass it On: make your own candle

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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
  • Thermometer
  • Apple-scented fragrance oil. Check the packaging to ensure that this is suitable for use in candle-making.

Instructions:

  • 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.
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