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Melt the Soy Wax & Add Color and Fragrance
adding color to the melted wax

Adding color to the melted wax

David Fisher
Measure out the wax for the candles. The small teacup container used about 5 ounces of wax and the larger containers used about 7 ounces of wax. If you're going to use different colors and fragrances on each container (like I did), you'll want to only melt enough wax for that one candle.

Heat the wax to about 180° F (82° C) stirring gently.

When you've gotten to about 180° F (82° C), add fragrance or essential oil. I used about 1 ounce of fragrance for each 16 ounces of wax. This wax will hold a bit more than that (up to about 12%) if you want a stronger scent.

Remove wax from the heat keep stirring gently for aout 2 minutes.

Now, for each of these candles, I picked one of the prominent colors on the side of the container. On the yellow tea cup, I tried to match the blue on the outline of the flower. On the ladybug container, I tried to match the red of the lady bug. And on the dragonfly container, I tried to match the yellow of the dragonfly's wings.

Add the color a drop or a sliver (if you're using a solid colorant) at a time.

Let the colored and fragranced wax cool to about 140-50° F - stirring the wax as it begins to cool and thicken.

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