Floating Soy Candle Tutorial
This is a fun one. It comes out looking so beautiful when the candles are lit and floating around in water.
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Double Boiler
- Soy Wax
- Candle Making Thermometer
- Wooden Spoon
- Skewer (or something with a sharp tip, a toothpick should work)
- Silicone Mold
First you need to melt down your soy wax. If you do not know how to make soy wax candles already then please see my previous tutorial on how to make soy wax candles right here.
Once your soy wax has melted you can pour your wax into your mold. You want to be sure that your candle will be much wider than it is tall, it’s the key to making it float.
After your soy wax has set and you have released it from the mold, have a skewer, toothpick, or something that’s about the same width with a sharp tip ready.
Next you need to poke the skewer carefully and slowly through the center. Like this:
Now it’s time to put your wick in, just feed it through the hole you have made, Make sure you press on the wick tab firmly but carefully, so that it is sealed firmly around the bottom of the candle.
Now just trim your wick down. Now you can set it in some water, light it and enjoy. Here are some pictures of this one lit and floating in some water as well as another I made in the shape of a heart.
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