Homemade, Wickless Candles

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Homemade wickless candles are a lot easier to make than you might think. Find out how to make homemade wickless candles with help from a craft expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Angharad Jones with The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, California and I'm here to talk about how to make homemade wickless candles. Wickless candles are literally candles without wicks but they're also highly concentrated with scent so when you melt them you get the smell of the candle and this sort of warm wax effect. They're usually burned or melted in small pots, ceramic pots with a candle underneath or some sort of light bulb, something that warms the wax up. So you really want to use a wax that is a low melting point. We recommend a soy container blend. You want to highly concentrate the scent so normally you'd put somewhere between half an ounce to an ounce of essential oil per pound of wax. You're going to put more in a wickless candle in order to get a highly concentrated smell. So once you've melted your wax and added your scent, you want to pour it into a fairly low mold so that you end up with something that's more like a wax cake and once it's set you end up with something, sort of attractive and hopefully highly scented and you're going to place this in your warmer and when you warm it up it will melt down and you'll get that smell that you're looking for. You could add maybe double the normal amount of scent but I suggest experimenting with how much you need in order to get the smell that you want. So you could add a little bit, pour one, add a little more of your scent, pour another one so that you have a varying degree of scent in your cakes and decide which one you like the best. So, I'm Angharad Jones with The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica, California.


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