Simple Wooden Wick Candle Recipe

Simple Wooden Wick Candle Recipe

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Hey Bulkers!

Here’s a quick, easy little recipe for candles using wooden wicks. If you haven’t tried them yet, they’re a fun alternative to the standard candle wick (and they’re super simple to work with).

You only need a few items to make them and in no time at all (literally, it takes about ten minutes) you’ll have your very own handmade candles that are sure to impress even the pickiest of friends.

Gather up your supplies and get to work!

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For this candle you’ll need:

3 1/2 – 4 cups Candle Wax (I used CB-Advanced Soy)

Vanilla Butter Fragrance Oil (yum!)

Mason Jar

Wooden Wick and Metal Clip

Kraft Labels

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Here’s a close-up of the fragrance oil I used. It smells SO GOOD! I’m not even kidding- I’ll probably make several of these candles because I love this fragrance so much.

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Using a glass or plastic measuring cup with a spouted lip (or a similar container- the spout really helps with clean pouring), melt the wax. This can be done in the microwave using short intervals of heat or in a water bath over medium heat on a stovetop. I tend to use the microwave method to save time and reduce the number of dishes I have to clean up.

Dip the metal clip end of the wooden wick into the melted wax and secure it to the center bottom of the jar. Apply gentle but firm pressure to the wick until the wax has cooled and hardened.

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Carefully pour the wax into the jar. Be sure not to fill it all the way to the top. You need to allow room for the fragrance oil to be added and you want about 1/4 inch space between the wax and the top of the jar once it’s cooled.

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Now add your fragrance oil. I added about 35-40 drops (slightly less than a tablespoon) to mine for a noticeable scent. You can adjust this to suit your preferences.

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Voila!

Allow the candle to completely cool and harden before use. I typically wait about 24-48 hours before burning. The wooden wicks make a soft crackling sound when burning creating a beautiful ambiance in any home!

Enjoy!

 

Simple Wooden Wick Candle Recipe

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27 thoughts on “Simple Wooden Wick Candle Recipe

  1. Hello-When using a normal wick, the size is determined by diameter of the container. The websites’ description doesn’t say how to determine the correct size, other than the length. I make several different sizes-would love to try these!

  2. A range of 0.5 oz to 1 oz of fragrance oil per 3-5 pounds of is our recommendation; so, for 1 lbs. you can use around 4-6 drops or a little less than a teaspoon.

  3. I’m a little disappointed I used the other wicks in the hermes jars and used a tbs of fragrance oil. They do not smell at all. I have made two different scents and neither of them smell. Can anyone enlighten me on what I might be doing wrong. I really love candles and I used the mica powder for color is this ok or could it be a problem

  4. Hi! I made soy wax candles and two things happened =(

    1) The finish wasn’t as neat as yours (lumps and holes at the surface and inside)
    2) When lit, the melted wax or pool was too deep, almost half of the jar….

    How can I avoid this?

    Thanks!
    Josefina

  5. Please explain why one can not use a Popsicle stick as a wooden wick? It would be very helpful in my understanding of wicks. Other types of wooden wicks are rather expensive even buying them in bulk. I recently started making my own soy candles but don’t have the extra funds to always buy a high priced set of “special wooden wicks” every time I’ll ike to make a few candles for my own home or for friends. Links and references would be nice as well if possible. Thank you so much!

  6. I used 1 oz per pound of oil. How much vybar should I use to bind mine together? Im having issues not being able to catch much scent when I use small doses.

  7. I have made my first candle using a wooden wick and am on my third burn. I didn’t use any color in the soy wax. The top portion of the wax is discolored, it’s ‘dirty’. When using the regular wicks this does not happen. What is the reason for this and if I used color would it hide the discoloration? Thx!

    1. This is a natural occurrence with the natural wood wick, and natural soy wax;you won’t experience the discoloration with cotton wicks, or paraffin wax. Coloring the wax can possibly conceal some of the discoloration.

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