No Presto Pot? No Problem!

In this video we demonstrate how easy it is to use a microwave to melt your wax if you don’t have a presto pot!

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For this project you will need:

(1) Evermore cylinder

(2) CDN size 3 wicks

11.7 oz Soy Bliss wax

1.3 oz Lombard Street fragrance oil

(1) 4-inch cylinder Wik_Kit

Microwave oven

Infrared thermometer

4 cup Pyrex pitcher

Stirring utensil

Wick stickers

Paper towels


Measure 11.7 oz of Soy Bliss wax and place in a pyrex glass pitcher. Keep your hotmits handy, (the glass will get quite hot in the microwave). Our microwave is 900 watts. Your microwave may be more or less powerful than ours, so please adjust your heating time accordingly. It’s okay to stop the microwave frequently to check the wax temperature if you’re unsure. Heat for approximately 5 minutes, less if your microwave is more powerful than 900 watts. After 5 minutes, remove the pyrex from the microwave using hotmits, stir carefully, and check the wax temperature. If the wax is less than 200-205 Fahrenheit, heat again using 15-30 second bursts until the wax is between 200-205 degrees.

While your wax is melting, it’s a great time to set up your wicks. Make sure the inside of your glass is clean, (Windex is fine). Using our wick centering tool, place your wicks inside the Evermore cylinder (we recommend wick stickers, but some candle makers prefer a hot glue gun to affix the wick tabs to the bottom of the jar). Tip the jar upside down and remove the centering tool. Firmly press down on the top of the wick tabs to ensure they are secure and in place. Next, stabilize the wicks for the pour using our wick stabilizing top.

Measure 1.3 oz of Lombard Street fragrance oil into a glass cup or shot glass.

Now you’re ready to pour!

When your wax is between 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit, add the fragrance oil and stir for 15-20 seconds. Pour immediately into the Evermore jar. It’s best to allow your candle to set up for a few hours before moving it.

Remember to cure your candle for two weeks for a maximum hot throw.

Thanks for watching!



October 15, 2021 — Vanessa McGee