Concrete Jars + Coconut Wax Candle Making

Check out our YouTube video for full notes.

In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to make a coconut wax candle in our Copenhagen cylinder concrete jar, using correct wicking and a truly one-pour wax. We chose our perfect-for-summer ‘Spa Green’ color, but you can choose your personal favorite!

To make this candle you will need:

1 Copenhagen cylinder from sixteenseventeen.com

9 oz Coconut Soy Pearl wax from sixteenseventeen.com

1 oz Strawberry Guava fragrance oil (Candle Science)

1 CDN size 5 wick from sixteenseventeen.com

West Coast medium size Wik_Kit from sixteenseventeen.com (recommended but not required)

Presto pot to melt the wax

Digital thermometer

Digital scale

Pouring pitcher

Spoon

Wick sticker

 

Melt wax in presto pot slowly until temperature reaches 225 Fahrenheit. Keep an eye on the presto pot---they heat up very quickly, (pro tip: leave the lid OFF while heating the wax).

While you’re melting the wax, wick your Copenhagen cylinder. We found that one CDN size 5 was perfect for this wax and fragrance oil combo. Please keep in mind that you may use a different fragrance oil, but it may affect the wicking. You will need to test and check the wicking for alternative fragrance oils. To see how we use the Wik_Kit to center the wick and stabilize it during the pour, please watch our YouTube video.

Weigh 1 oz of Strawberry Guava fragrance oil and set aside.

Once the wax has reached 225 Fahrenheit, weigh 9 oz wax into the pouring pitcher, immediately add the 1 oz fragrance oil, stir for 15-20 seconds, and pour immediately into the Copenhagen cylinder.

Allow the candle to cool for a minimum of 4 hours before moving.

It is idea to allow the candle to cure for two weeks for maximum hot throw, however, it is fine to wick test within the next day or so.

Trim the wick to ¼ inch before lighting.

Happy Making!

Xoxo Vanessa

July 16, 2021 — Vanessa McGee