DIY: Teacup Candle

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What You’ll Need:

  • Containers you’ll pour the wax into
  • Wicks (you can find it here)
  • Wax (1 pound, I use Soy from you can find it here)
  • Essential oil (4 Tablespoon)
  • Thermometer
  • Double boiler
  • Hot glue gun or Glue Dots (to secure wicks to the bottom of the container)

Instructions:

  1. Place water in the bottom pot of the double boiler, heat the water to simmer.  Add wax to top of the double boiler.  Stir the wax using the thermometer until wax is melted.
  2. When the wax is totally melted, it’s probably about 160 degrees. Wait until the wax cools to 120 degrees to add your fragrance.
  3. While the wax is cooling, glue the wick to the teacup. Use a small dot of glue on the end of the sliver tab. (Be sure it’s a non flammable glue, normally hot glue is non flammable
  4. Check the wax temp occasionally.
  5. Once wax is at 120 degrees, add 2 tablespoons of essential oil. (If you add the fragrance too early, the scent will burn off)
  6. Using a stick, straighten the wick so it stays in the center without moving when pouring in the wax.
  7. Pour wax into the teacup slowly.
  8. Let your candles sit for at least 12 hours before moving.
  9. Let candle sit for 2 days before trimming the wick and burning.
  10. Enjoy!

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