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Heavily scented candles, are they really heavily scented?

Heavily scented candles? Of course, we made it we can call it anything we want. Not really we already know it's not really how much scent we put in our say wax. In these tutorials Gretchen has used approximately and ounce and a half of fragrance. But this is where the testing comes in.

You can take one fragrance oil or essential oil and put in less than an ounce and it is great smelling and has an excellent throw. And you can take another aroma from the same company, put in the same amount and not much aroma or throw.

It's just the mixture, the pour temperature, the time left to let it cool. Or it could be just the balancing of that fragrance or essential oil.

But when you or me make the scented soy candle it will always be heavily scented. Right?

Enjoy the rest of the videos now Gretchen is going to do the pour and she is using two different colors. So she has to do two pours. Allowing the first pour to cool before adding the second pour.

Believe me especially if your making several candles stick with one color. Especially if your just starting out.

Next we see Gretchen getting the contaner ready for the pour

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To finish up on preparing the container for the pour. We will now see how the pre-tabbed wick is centered and set for the pour. Some wick suppliers will furnish a sizing gauge, most won't. Once you use a couple of different sized containers your guess will prove the best gauge on what size of wick is needed. When you order wicks the first time, first of all make sure they are all cotton wicks, no zinc cores.

And it is probably a good idea to get a sample pack of different sizes to start off with and if you plan to use different size jars or containers, you will use them up easily.

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A neat little trick if you plan to use approximately the same container, is to use an awl or different sized drill bit to drill down into the wax an inch or so and push the wick in and burn. If you don't get a decent burn pool across the container, pull the wick, let cool, then drill in another larger wick. If the flame is wayyyy to big. Then just repeat with a smaller wick. This little tip saves a ton on time and a few re-melts and re-pours. Try it!

More About The Wicks Use 100% Cotton Always

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The First Pour When Using Two Colors

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The Second Pour of Our Heavily Scented Candles Videos

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Well, that's a wrap. You've just made your first of many heavily scented candles. Now that wasn't so hard was it?

Most people get so freaked out. When making their first candle, it's fun and relaxing. It's a nice little hobby that you can get the kids involved. And they will love it.

It's a real feeling of accomplishment. It can be that special gift to someone and they will absolutely love your unique candles.

The main thing is to have fun, relax, take your time.

And now enjoy your very own handmade, hand poured, scented soy candle.

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Your website is incredible!!!! I learned much. I chuckled when you stated to not expect your "first pour" to be perfect.

LOL My first pour was last week and was mediocre. Try try again. Right?

Thanks, Linda

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Your site has been very helpful to me. I have learned a lot from it, thank you so much.

I plan on using recycled glass also. Thanks again for your wonderful site.