Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cinnamon Stick Candle

You will need:

a.. 1 pillar candle mold or waxes milk carton.
b.. About 20 cinnamon sticks long enough to reach close to the top of the mold
c.. paraffin or beeswax - enough to overfill the mold
d.. cinnamon essential oil or fragrance oil for candles (optional)

Melt the candle wax gently over a double boiler. If you heat the wax to too high a temperature, the essential oil will evaporate and if you use beeswax, the beeswax will shrink away from the cinnamon sticks.

First, prepare the mold you will be pouring the candle in to. Try and position the cinnamon sticks around the outside edge of the mold. If you like, after positioning the wick, add a bit of melted wax and as it hardens set the cinnamon sticks in to the wax.

Once melted let cool slightly until a delicate shaving no longer completely melts when it hits the wax (but it should still slightly melt if left) and mix in your essential oils or candle fragrance oil. Do not use common fragrance oils as these are not intended to be used in a candle. Use 5 - 10 drops of essential oil.

Once completely stirred in, pour completely into the mold quickly and keep a hand on the cinnamon sticks as the wax in the bottom will melt slightly. Hold on to them until you see the wax harden then leave the candle to rest overnight. In the morning, remove your candle from the holder and you will have a wonderful cinnamon candle!

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