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how to make diy candles in the slow cooker
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total: 330 minutes


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Step 1

Fill mason jars to the top with wax.

Step 2

Place jars in bottom of an empty slow cooker and slowly pour boiling water around jars until it reaches about halfway up the sides.

Step 3

Place the lid on slow cooker and set the temperature to high. After two hours, the wax will melt down to about half the volume of when you started. Add more wax and stir.

Step 4

If you would like to add color to your candles, do that now. Then place the lid back on slow cooker and let sit for another hour.

Step 5

Once all wax has melted, remove jars from slow cooker and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Add essential oils.

Step 6

When the wax just starts to set, insert your wicks (you may need to use a knife or chopstick to make a hole in the wax).

Step 7

To keep wick upright while wax cools, tie a piece of twine around wick and secure it to either side of your jar with tape. You can also insert wick through the hole in the center of a wooden clothespin, then rest it on top of the upper rim of your jar while wax sets.

Step 8

Let candles cool for several hours before trimming the wicks, putting on lids and decorating with twine and fresh herbs.

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