But to make chunk candles, you first need some chunks. (We'll get into the "overpour" in another step-by-step.) For now, let's just make some great chunks.
There are lots of ways to make chunks. From just chopping up or chipping off bits of old candles...to making them from scratch, they'll mostly all work. But after lots of experimentation, I've found a recipe/method that I think works really well.
To make the best chunks (in my opinion):
- You want the chunks to be made of the same wax as the overpour. That way, when the candle burns, it will burn evenly and smoothly.
- I prefer both the chunks and overpour to be as translucent as possible. This allows the light to shine through and highlight the colors in the chunks.
- Chunk candles are as much about the look of the candle as they are about the scent - so I don't worry too much about the scent.