To begin, we wick all of our candle jars.
Next, we melt down our soy wax at a low temperature.
After the soy wax has melted down, we add dye chips to give the candles a beautiful color. After the wax has cooled down to the optimal temperature, we add fragrance oils or essential oils.
After the scent has been incorporated, we slowly pour the wax into our jars. We like to keep the jars lined up in neat rows on the table to make for easy pouring. After the candle has been poured, but before it starts to solidify, we add a wick holder. The wick holder ensures that the wick will stay directly in the center of the candle, and stay upright.
After the candles have sat for 24 hours, we clip the wicks with wick-cutters. Then, we put the lids on and label the candles. The candles must cure for at least four days after being poured so that the scent is longer-lasting.
Here is a picture of some of our finished product!
You can also pour the wax into melt containers. When they are solidified, they pop out of their cube and are melted in a warmer.
We hope you like this sneak peak into our soy candle making process. We will be trying to give you more behind the scenes looks into other products.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Holly (and the rest of the Lotion Bar Cafe team) :)