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Make Votive Candles

HOW TO MAKE
VOTIVE CANDLES

Scroll down to see our step-by-step tutorial on how to make votive candles

A votive candle is similar to a pillar candle but it is not freestanding and, rather, is removed from the mould and kept until being placed into a votive-specific container. Votive candles form the perfect balance between container candles and small tealights. Another great feature of votives is that because they are created using a mould and a wick pin, they usually look so perfect you can't even tell they are homemade!

MATERIALS

STEP 1: PREPARING

Ensure that your votive moulds are clean and ready to be used. If they are dirty, wipe them out using a paper towel and a small amount of rubbing alcohol.

STEP 2: WICKS

Insert and centre one votive wick pin into each votive mould. This will reserve a hole which we can use to insert our pre-tabbed wick after making our candles.

STEP 3: WAX

Measure out approximately 55 grams of Pillar blend per votive you wish to fill. Use a pouring pot and the double boiler method to heat the wax.

STEP 4: COLOUR

If you have decided to use colour, stir this in now.

STEP 5: COOL

Let the wax cool to the proper pouring temperature which if you are using Ecosoya PIllar Blend is 60 degrees Celsius.

STEP 6: FRAGRANCE

Add 4 to 6% fragrance and stir gently for a minute or so. This means that each votive (55 grams of wax), uses between 2 and 3.5 grams of fragrance depending on the percentage you choose to employ.

STEP 7: POUR

Slowly pour the wax mixture up to the top of each votive mould. Votive candles do require a second pour so be sure to reserve some of the wax mixture for this.

STEP 8: REMAINING WAX

Heat the leftover wax to pouring temperature and carefully pour into the remaining space until it fills the rest of the votive mould all the way up to the lip.

STEP 9: COOL

Allow your candles to cool completely.

STEP 10: REMOVING CANDLE

Remove the votive candle from the mould. They should come out quite easily. However, if you experience any problems, a good tip is to place them in the fridge briefly to contract the wax.

STEP 11: REMOVING WICK PIN

Once you have the votive candle separate from the mould, flip it over and carefully remove the votive wick pin by gently tapping the top of the wick pin until it releases.

STEP 12: WICK

Once having removed the wick pin, carefully insert the CDN 7 Wick assembly into the candle.

STEP 13: PLACE

Place your candles into the relevant Oxford votive glasses and put a warning label on the bottom.

Voila! You have now created a votive candle!

If you would like to give your votive candles as a gift, we have the ideal presentation boxes to give them an extra professional look! Click here to browse our votive glassware packaging.

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