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!
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.
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.
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.
If you have decided to use colour, stir this in now.
Let the wax cool to the proper pouring temperature which if you are using Ecosoya PIllar Blend is 60 degrees Celsius.
Add 4 - 6% fragrance and stir gently for a minute or so. This means that each votive (55 grams of wax), uses between 2 - 3.5 grams of fragrance depending on the percentage you choose to employ.
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.
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.
Allow your candles to cool completely.
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.
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.
Once having removed the wick pin, carefully insert the CDN 7 Wick assembly into the candle.
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!
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