beeswax pillar candles, soy ice candles and small lavender soy candles
The soy ice candles were a lot of fun! I thought I'd share with you how we did it.
Here's what you need: 1 empty half-gallon container, 1 taper candle, about 2 lbs. of candle wax (we used soy...don't care for the petroleum/paraffin type), a melting pot or double boiler, essential oil if you want scent, a crayon if you want color, and ice cubes
Cut the container to the top of the pillar candle, hold the candle in the center and add ice. The mold should be full of ice, but not packed.
Put the soy wax in the melting pot (double boiler), add a crayon if you desire a hint of color. We chose orange to match the sun. Wax can be highly flammable so be careful not to let it get too hot.
It's now all melted and ready to go......
Pour the melted wax into the candle mold, the hot wax and ice make really cool crackling sounds! The wax hardens immediatly as it hits the ice...very cool! After filling the mold, add the essential oil, we used lemon and lime. Oooooh refreshing......
Let the candle set a while before you attempt to pour the water out; you'll need to pour the water out a few times before removing the candle from the mold. Mmmmm, looks like a creamsicle....yummy!
When you remove the candle, you will find a lot of cracks in the wax, pick at the cracks where you want the wax removed. They easily come off leaving this swiss cheese look:
Now that you're done with your candle, simply light the wick and the light will glow through the holes. I can't remember who I bought the soy wax from...a simple search of bulk soy wax will give you many providers. I bought my essential oils from www.herbalremedies.com, they have very reasonable prices.