Making Pastel Candles in the Moroccan Mini Glass

Pastel Coconut Wax Candles in the Moroccan Mini

 *Makes 4 Candles

 Ingredients you will need:

  • 4 Moroccan Mini Jars from Sixteen Seventeen
  • 11.25 oz Coconut 83 wax
  • 3.25 oz SP 486 wax
  • Wild Rose fragrance oil from Brambleberry
  • White Magnolia fragrance oil from Brambleberry
  • Blushing Orchid fragrance oil from Brambleberry
  • Crisp Cotton fragrance oil from Brambleberry
  • Pink Dye Block from Candle Science
  • Yellow Dye Block from Candle Science
  • Lavender Dye Block from Candle Science
  • Seafoam Dye Block from Candle Science
  • 6 LX 12 wicks
  • 2 Premier 725 wicks
  • Wick Stickers

 Tools you will need:

  •  Presto Pot for melting waI
  •  Infrared thermometer
  •  Digital scale
  •  Pouring pitcher
  •  Stirring utensil
  •  Paper towels
  •  Wick stabilizers (4)

Wax Recipe:

75% Coconut 83

25% SP 486

This colorful project is all about having fun with new scents and colors! While not terribly difficult, this is not a beginner’s project. There is simply too much going on, so if this is your first time making a candle, please go back and look at some of our beginner videos. I would hate for you to feel overwhelmed, and get discouraged, by trying this more challenging project. And hey, we love new candle makers and want you guys to stick with it!

I love Brambleberry fragrance oils and I frequently use them for making soaps and cosmetics. I know that many candle makers like Brambleberry’s fragrances too, but feel unsure of which ones will work well in candles. So I decided to do some testing, (my very favorite thing…really!), and found four fantastic Brambleberry fragrance oils that play well with wax and dye. These candles are so pretty and sweet; I just adore the light pastels and the beautiful, unique fragrances! These fragrance oils also throw well, especially after a three-week cure. I truly enjoyed all the testing and creating that went into this project. It made me feel inspired, and I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

The key with this project is to pour hot and work quickly. Because you are making only one 4 oz candle at a time, the wax gets pretty cool, pretty fast, once it’s in your pouring pitcher. I am pouring at 235 degrees Fahrenheit, and watching my presto pot constantly at those high temps. If you are doing the double boiler method, you will not be able to reach these temperatures. If you haven’t got a presto pot, you really do need to get one. It is part of the toolkit of any candle maker. Always keep the lid off of the presto pot when it is plugged in. The temperature dial does not keep the wax at a constant temperature, so you must check your temps frequently. The less wax you have in the presto pot, the quicker it gets hot. So please, be careful and safe!

You may opt to add more dye for a more saturated color, however, this will change your wicking result and you will need to see how the suggested wicks work in this scenario. If you change the brand of dye, you may get different results. Dye is tricky, and it usually results in wicking challenges, so any small change you make to these recipes will likely change your wicking results. And please remember, we always test our own candles, no matter who gives us the recipe!

This recipe leaves just a small amount of leftover wax. This should be just enough so you are not scraping the presto pot to get the last drops of wax out.

Note: If you are making just these four candles, use the amounts of wax listed in the ingredients list. If you are making more candles, simply take the amount of total wax you want to have and multiply by 75% to obtain the correct amount of Coconut 83. Then multiply the total amount of wax you want to have by 25% to obtain the amount of SP 486. Example: if you want to melt 100 oz of wax in your presto pot, 100 x 75%= 75 oz Coconut 83; 100 x 25= 25 oz SP 486. You can save any leftover wax in your presto pot, or scoop or pour it into another storage container.

Wild Rose Candle

This recipe uses 10% fragrance load and 2 LX 12 wicks.

Melt the wax in the presto pot, and check the temperature very frequently. Stir the wax to combine. The presto pot gets hot quickly, especially when there is very little wax in it! Keep your eyes on it!! Adhere your wicks to the bottom of the Moroccan Mini using wick stickers, and center the wicks using a wick stabilizer. Cut a small sliver of the pink dye chip and add it to your pouring pitcher. When the wax reaches 235 Fahrenheit, reduce the temperature on the presto pot, or unplug it for safety. Immediately weigh out 3.6 out of wax. If you feel that you’ve added too much dye, now is the time to pour some of the wax out, and then add more wax to dilute the dye, but you want to have 3.6 oz total wax. Working quickly so the temperature of the wax doesn’t get too low, add .40 oz of Wild Rose fragrance oil. Stir quickly, for about 10 seconds, and pour into the Moroccan Mini. Let set up overnight before lighting for wick testing. To achieve the maximum hot throw, cure the candle for 3 weeks.

White Magnolia Candle

This recipe uses 12% fragrance load and 2 LX 12 wicks.

Melt the wax in the presto pot, and check the temperature very frequently. Stir the wax to combine. The presto pot gets hot quickly, especially when there is very little wax in it! Keep your eyes on it!! Adhere your wicks to the bottom of the Moroccan Mini using wick stickers, and center the wicks using a wick stabilizer. Cut a small sliver of the yellow dye chip and add it to your pouring pitcher. When the wax reaches 235 Fahrenheit, reduce the temperature on the presto pot, or unplug it for safety. Immediately weigh out 3.5 out of wax. If you feel that you’ve added too much dye, now is the time to pour some of the wax out and add more wax to dilute the dye, but you want to have 3.5 oz total wax. Working quickly so the temperature of the wax doesn’t get too low, add .50 oz of White Magnolia fragrance oil. Stir quickly, for about 10 seconds, and pour into the Moroccan Mini. Let set up overnight before trimming wicks and lighting for wick testing. To achieve the maximum hot throw, cure the candle for 3 weeks.

Crisp Cotton Candle

This recipe uses 12% fragrance load and 2 LX 12 wicks. Don’t be fooled by the way Crisp Cotton smells out of the bottle! It is one of those fragrances that changes when used in soapmaking or candle making. Any chemical smell you experience will disappear in your final product.

Melt the wax in the presto pot, and check the temperature very frequently. Stir the wax to combine. The presto pot gets hot quickly, especially when there is very little wax in it! Keep your eyes on it!! Adhere your wicks to the bottom of the Moroccan Mini using wick stickers, and center the wicks using a wick stabilizer. Cut a small sliver of the seafoam dye chip and add it to your pouring pitcher. When the wax reaches 235 Fahrenheit, reduce the temperature on the presto pot, or unplug it for safety. Immediately weigh out 3.5 out of wax. If you feel that you’ve added too much dye, now is the time to pour some of the wax out and add more wax to dilute the dye, but you want to have 3.5 oz total wax. Working quickly so the temperature of the wax doesn’t get too low, add .50 oz of Crisp Cotton fragrance oil. Stir quickly, for about 10 seconds, and pour into the Moroccan Mini. Let set up overnight before trimming wicks and lighting for wick testing. To achieve the maximum hot throw, cure the candle for 3 weeks.

Blushing Orchid Candle

This recipe uses 12% fragrance load and 2 Premier 725 wicks. 

Melt the wax in the presto pot, and check the temperature very frequently. Stir the wax to combine. The presto pot gets hot quickly, especially when there is very little wax in it! Keep your eyes on it!! Adhere your wicks to the bottom of the Moroccan Mini using wick stickers, and center the wicks using a wick stabilizer. Cut a small sliver of the lavender dye chip and add it to your pouring pitcher. When the wax reaches 235 Fahrenheit, reduce the temperature on the presto pot, or unplug it for safety. Immediately weigh out 3.5 out of wax. If you feel that you’ve added too much dye, now is the time to pour some of the wax out and add more wax to dilute the dye, but you want to have 3.5 oz total wax. Working quickly so the temperature of the wax doesn’t get too low, add .50 oz of Blushing Orchid fragrance oil. Stir quickly, for about 10 seconds, and pour into the Moroccan Mini. Let set up overnight before trimming wicks and lighting for wick testing. To achieve the maximum hot throw, cure the candle for 3 weeks.

Here are the links to the products mentioned in our video:

Moroccan Mini Candle Glass:

https://sixteenseventeen.com/collections/the-moroccan-mini

Brambleberry Fragrance Oils:

https://www.brambleberry.com

Coconut 83 Wax (there are many suppliers, and I buy mine at Cal Candle Supply):

https://calcandlesupply.com/coconut-83-wax-all-natural-coconut-wax/

SP 486 Wax:

https://www.swanscandles.com/store/soy_blends_natural_waxes.html

Candle Science Dye Blocks:

https://www.candlescience.com/color/dye-blocks

LX 12 Wicks (there are multiple suppliers, just make sure you’re getting the 6-inch length):

https://www.lonestarcandlesupply.com/lx12-6-wick.html

Premier 725 wicks:

https://www.theflamingcandle.com/candle-wicks/premier-700-series-wicks/premier-725-6-pre-tabbed-wick/

Wick Stickers (large):

https://www.candlescience.com/equipment/wick-stickums-large

Thank you for watching our video, and please post photos of your creations. It’s so much fun to see what you do!!

All my best,

Vanessa

May 23, 2020 — Vanessa McGee