If you’ve been wondering how to make wood wick candles, you have to keep in mind a few things that makes them different from regular candles. First of all, you can’t make them as small as you can with a normal wick, simply because you will find that the wicks are much bigger. Also keep in mind that they are very different Soy candles and are going to be made slightly differently. If you don’t quite know what all of this entails, don’t worry; as we are going to go through exactly how to make wood wick candles so that you can do it yourself at home.
The first step is to get everything that you will need together. You’ll need which ever type of wood wick that you’re going to use, the wax you’re going to use, anything that you want to add to the wax to make the candle more interesting, and a mold of some kind. To actually make the candle, you’ll need a double boiler and ideally a metal container tom place the melted wax in that is easy to pour from.
The first thing that you want to do is get the small pot of the double boiler with about 2 to 3 inches of water simmering on the stove. Once it is a decent temperature, around 150 degrees, add the top pot of the double boiler that contains the wax. If you plan on making a lot of these, a $15.00 metal pouring pot that is specifically designed for candle making is well worth the money, because you can safely melt the wax and then easily pour it. While you’re waiting for it to melt, go ahead and rub a little bit of vegetable oil on the inside of your mold, you want to be able to remove the candle from the mold once it is cool. If you forget this step, it can be extremely difficult and frustrating to remove your candle, so try to remember.
Next, you need to put your wood wick and wick tab in the bottom center of the mold, or hanging in the center of the mold if you prefer making candles this way. Once it is send centered, pour the 170° wax into the mold and let it cool as long as possible without disturbing it, 24 hours should be fine. Obviously, the larger the candle is, the more time it will take to fully cool. Be extremely careful not to get any water into the wax while it is still hot, as it will ruin the finished candle. All that’s left to do is light it, and then you can start working on more complex ways and methods for how to make wood wick candles.