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How to make Pillars (using our pillar kit)
  1. Seal the wick hole in the mold with the rubber mold plug, and then put some mold sealer putty over that to prevent leaks.
  2. Place the auto wick pin inside the mold. It's a good idea to coat the inside of the mold with a mold release spray, especially on first use. If you do not have any, you can use cooking oil or spray silicone.
  3. Weigh your wax on a scale. Melt the wax in the pouring pot, set inside a pot of water on the stove (like a double boiler). NEVER directly on the burner!
  4. Once melted, add approx. 1-2 dye chips per pound of wax (depending on desired shade) and stir until dissolved.
  5. Next add approx. 1 oz. of scent per pound of wax, and stir well. Some fragrances blend easier than others, so some may require more stirring. Vanilla based oils tend to have a more difficult time blending. If you run into a difficult one, try adding a bit of Vybar 103 and stir very well up until you pour.
  6. Check temperature with thermometer. Once wax is approx. 180-190 degrees it is ready to pour.
  7. Pour from the pouring pitcher into your mold slowly and steadily, and fill to top of mold. For faster cooling and a shiny finish, mold can be set into a cool water bath. Water level must cover wax level to avoid lines.
  8. Once wax has set to partially solid, poke several release holes around the pin, about 3/4 the depth of the mold. This helps to release any trapped air and prevent bubbles. You can use a skewer for this.
  9. Allow wax to completely harden. Wax will form a well or a "sink hole" in the center. Do a second pour, filling well to top of original fill line. Allow wax to completely harden again.
  10. Remove candle from mold. It should come out easily, but if you should have any trouble, put it in the freezer for awhile and try again.
  11. Remove auto wick pin from candle. You will have a perfectly centered hole in the pillar. Insert pre-tabbed wick in hole from bottom.
  12. It is best to allow your candles at least 1 week to cure before test burning for optimal fragrance throw. Always test burn your candles before selling, and make sure to include a caution label on each one!

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