Candle Kit Crafting Guide
Candles that burn slow and smell amazing await! Get ready to light up the night with your Lovher's Day DIY Candle Kit! Follow the steps below to take your Lunher Candle's experience to the next level by creating your very own candles using premium ingredients, quality tools, and custom labels!
What you will need to craft two candles...
From your kit:
- Candle wax
- Fragrance oil
- 2 - 5 oz Candle Vessels
- 2 Wooden sicks
- 2 Wick stickers
- 2 Metal wick clips
- 2 Warning labels
- 2 Decorative labels
- Pouring pot
- Stirring stick
From your kitchen:
- A small saucepan (preferably an old one)
- Paper towels or old cloth (for the clean up)
Step 1: Secure the Wick!
Carefully insert the wooden wick into the metal wick clip.
Attach the metal wick clip to the adhesive wick sticker.
Use the wick stickers to secure the metal wick clip to the center of the silver candle tin.
When securing the wick to the tin, be sure the placement is centered in your candle tin.
*Crafter's Tip: Wait at least 15 minutes after securing your wick before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Melting the Wax - Double Boiling Method Part 1
Fill the small sauce pan about 1/4 " high with water. Place the sauce pan on the stovetop and set the burner to medium heat.
Step 3: Melting the Wax - Double Boiling Method Part 2
Place the block of candle wax from your kit into the metal pouring pot.
*Crafter's Tip: Handle the wax with the enclosed wax paper or wear gloves so that your skin does not touch the wax directly.
Place the pouring pot into your sauce pan that is on the stovetop.
*Crafter's Tip: To keep your pouring pot straight, place the handle of the pitcher over the side of the small sauce pan. Be sure that no oil from the candle wax drips onto the open flame.
Step 4: The Wax !!
Once the wax has melted, use the thermometer from your kit to read the temperature of the melted wax. The suggested pouring temperature for the candle wax is 200°F. If the temperature of your wax is hotter than 200°F, turn off the stovetop burner and remove the pouring pot from the sauce pan. Set the pouring pot aside to cool to 200°F (use the thermometer to check the temperature again) before moving onto Step 5.
*Crafter's Tip: Use the thermometer throughout Step 4 to check the temperature of the candle wax. Adjust the heat of the burner as needed.
Step 5: Adding Fragrance
Once your wax has reached the ideal temperature of 200°F, it is time to add fragrance. Add one capsule of fragrance from your kit to the melted candle wax in the pouring pot. Use the heart shaped stick to mix the fragrance with the melted candle wax.
*Crafter's Tip: Stir slowing when mixing the fragrance with the candle wax. Stir for about 1 minute.
Step 6: The Pour
After slowly stirring the fragrance for about 1 minute (Step 5), remove the stirring stick from the pouring pot. Slowly pour the candle wax equally between the silver metal tins. After pouring, set your candle aside to cure.
*Crafter's Tip: Use the indentation on the side of the candle tins as a guide when pouring the wax.
Step 7: Let Your Candles Cure!
Once you have poured your candle wax, it is absolutely necessary to allow your candles to cure. This allows the fragrance and candle wax to bind together. For best results allow your candles to cure for at minimum 3 days. This means do not burn your candles until 3 days after you have poured the candle wax.
*Crafter's Tip: After the candle has cured for 24 hours, carefully trim the wick (see trimming directions below) and cover the metal tin using the metal lid from your kit. Be sure to not disrupt the candle wax when trimming. Store your candle away from excessive heat and light. I generally allow my candles to cure in a cabinet.
Step 8: Clean Up
Remove excess candle wax from your pouring pot with a paper towel. Wash you pouring pot with hot water and dish soap.
*Crafter's Tip: Use the paper towel to remove as much excess wax as possible so that you do not risk getting candle wax into your drain.
***Repeat Steps 1-8 with your remaining materials if you are crafting another set of candles.***
Crafting complete! So what happens next?
After your candles have cured for 2-3 days, you can now enjoy their aroma and scents your connection to the moon! Before lighting the candles, be sure to place the Warning Label at the bottom of your metal tin. (Optional) Place the Decorative Label on the lid of your metal tin.
CANDLE CARE + SAFETY
Wick trimming is a critical component of caring for and maintaining your candle. Check our video for a detailed guide to wick trimming:
Candle Safety + Burning Instructions
When burning your candle, burn within sight. Keep away from flammable
objects. Keep away from children and pets.
Trim your candle wick to 1/8" - 3/16" before each lighting. Keep wick trimmings out of the wax pool. Place your candle on a temperature safe surface. Burn your candle for 2-3 hour on the initial burn. Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Discontinue use when 1/4" wax remains.