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Votive Starter Kit
Votive Starter Kit  

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Kit includes:
* 1 slab (10lbs) Votive Pre-Blend Wax (IGI 4794)
* 1, 4lb. Pouring Pot
* 1 Glass Thermometer
* 12 Standard Metal Votive Molds
* 1 pack (100) 44-24-18 Pre-tabbed Zinc Wicks
* 1 roll (100) Votive Caution Labels
* 4 oz. Apple Jack Fragrance Oil
* 4 oz. Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
* 1 pack (20) Cinnamon Red Dye Chips
* 1 pack (20) Aqua Dye Chips
Regularly $69.60 - $ 7.66 discount = $ 61.94 Save Over 10%!

Click here for instructions! Yields approximately 80 candles

How to Make a Votive Candle Using our Votive Starter Kit

Bitter Creek offers an excellent beginner’s kit for Votive Candles! Everything but your digital scale is included!

Kit includes:
* 1 slab (10lbs) Votive Pre-Blend Wax (IGI 4794)
* 1, 4lb. Pouring Pot
* 1 Glass Thermometer
* 12 Standard Metal Votive Molds
* 1 pack (100) 44-24-18 Pre-tabbed Zinc Wicks
* 1 roll (100) Votive Caution Labels
* 4 oz. Apple Jack Fragrance Oil
* 4 oz. Spring Rain Fragrance Oil
* 1 pack (20) Cinnamon Red Dye Chips
* 1 pack (20) Aqua Dye Chips

Votive candles are mini container candles sold without the container. It is recommended that votive candles be burned in glass holders that fit the candle snug. A votive candle should completely liquefy across the top of the container. A proper melt pool would be between ¼” but no deeper than ½” of melted wax when measured against the glass. Votive candles are not meant to be burned free standing.

To begin, assemble your molds. It is advisable to place them on a jelly roll pan or cover your work surface with foil or plastic as you will most likely spill. This will make cleanup a snap! Space them so there is a small space between each mold.

Heat your wax to 190* using either a Double Boiler, Commercial Wax Melter or Presto Kitchen Kettle Multi Cooker. Never heat wax on a stove burner or hot plate to avoid fire. Once wax reaches 190*, add your dye, blend well to be sure it is all blended then add fragrance and again blend well. Be sure to always weigh your wax and fragrance both on your digital scale.

At this point you are ready to pour the hot wax into your molds as shown. Pour between 180-185* into room temp (70* or greater) or heated molds to minimize skip lines.

Your molds should be room temperature (70* or greater) or warmer. If you are working in a cool area, they can be preheated in an oven for 20 minutes at 140*.� Pouring at 180-185* into room temp (70* or greater) or heated molds prevent skip lines.

At this point, take the number of wicks you need out of the package and straighten them to prepare them to be place into the liquid wax in the molds.

After the wax has set a few minutes, place the wicks into the molds with the hot wax. Be as careful as possible to set them in the center. The wicks will fall to the sides slightly as the wax is hot. You will be able to fix this later.

Allow the candles about an hour to cool if your room is between 70-72*. Checking them every 20 minutes to know how long it takes in your work space. You want the wax solid on top yet pliable.

This is what the candles will look like when the wax solid yet pliable.

At this point, you will want to get a bamboo skewer or a knitting needle ready to poke relief holes and center the wicks.

Now, take and poke holes around the wick to release any trapped air and then take the wick between your thumb and index finger an wiggle it around so that it is centered in the candle again.

After the first pour has cooled completely, about 4-6 hours depending on the temperature in your work area you will reheat your reserved wax from your first pour and refill the void (sink hole) in the candle.

Heat the wax in a double boiler until it is 10* hotter than your first pour was between 190-195*. If you do your repour too early they will continue to shrink, if you wait too long they will pull away from the mold and you will get bubbles in the repour layer. Be sure to again center the wicks just before this step. This will ensure a centered wick from top to bottom in the finished candle. Be sure to pour ten degrees hotter though on this layer for two reasons. 1. So that they layers properly adhere to one another and 2. so that you avoid a line between the first and second layers.

At this point, allow your candles to set in the molds for a few hours to complete the cooling process

This is a picture of the finished candles still in the molds. They should once completely cooled come out fairly easy. Give the mold a squeeze with your hands to release the seal between the metal and the wax. This should allow for the candles to release easily and pop right out of the molds. If they will not come out, wait another few hours. If at that point they still will not come out easily, pop them in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes at a time until they release. Do not leave them in the freezer too long as they will crack.

Each kit will make about 80 finished Votive Candles.
Please burn responsibly!



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