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This month's featured sample is Sweet Meyer Lemon. Fruity and sweet with just a hint of tartness this fragrance just screams Springtime. Nearly every order* shipped out in the month of April will have a little 1/2 sample bottle included. For more details see below. Enjoy!
How to Make Sweet Meyer Lemon Candles
Tools and Ingredients:
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ONE: Cut lemons in half and scoop out pulp as best you can. To ensure your lemon halves sit flat without wobbling or rolling, shave off a bit from the bottom to create flat spot for the lemon half to rest. Set lemon halves on scale and tare. Fill lemon halves with water to estimate how much wax by weight you will need to melt down. Pour out water and dry lemons with a towel.
TWO: Set up double boiler, set to medium heat. Weigh out the needed amount of EcoSoya XceL Wax, plus a little extra, and melt in double boiler, stirring frequently. Do not leave unattended. Wax should not get above 200 degrees. As your wax is melting measure out your fragrance oil. Generally you’ll use 1 oz of fragrance per pound of wax.
THREE: Arrange your lemon halves in preparation for pouring. Once some of the wax has melted, dip the bottoms of your wicks in the melted wax and set in lemon halves. You may need to scoop a bit extra wax to get the wick to set flat on the bottom. Place pencils or chopsticks on either side of the wick to secure while pouring the wax. Also have an extra container ready.
FOUR: Once your wax has fully melted, take wax off heat. Set hot pot on a heat pad. Transfer to a spouted heat safe container. Stir in fragrance oil well, about 1 minute.
FIVE: When the wax has dropped in temperature to about 130 - 135 degrees Fahrenheit, pour wax into lemon halves. Once the lemon halves have been filled, let them set up for at least 30 minutes. If you have any blemishes on the top of your candles, you may use a heat gun to remelt the top. If you have room, remelt and use some of the extra wax to top off your candles for a more even top. Let your candles set up for at least 24 hours before burning them.
See last month's Sample Page using Cherry Blossom here and Fresh Bamboo here.
*We include a 1/2 ounce fragrance oil sample with every order we can safely send a glass bottle in. Be sure to check your packaging well, the expanding foam can nearly swallow up those little bottles.
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