Candle Projects / June 22, 2019

How to create a Berry Delight Candle

Who doesn’t love candles? They provide awesome living light and have the ability to change the entire mood of a space. Most candles produced today are filled with the most wonderful and sometimes strange fragrances.

Who hasn’t been curious for example , about the smell of candles called “Old Library Books”? The truth is that most of us like and are drawn to candles that smell somewhat familiar to us. I love Pumpkin Spice Candles all year round, because a space is warmed up immediately with the fragrance.

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Pumpkin
Pumpkin spice fragrance is my favourite in a candle

The smell of berries!

I’ve noticed a certain love for the smell of berries all year round as well. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind. People love the smell of berries and berry combinations.  Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, acai berries, the look is always the same when a healthy whiff fills the room. Pure delight.

Yummy Berries
The smell of yummy berries in a candle

Paraffin and Soy combination

That’s why I created this Berry Delight candle to be sold in store as well as on my website real soon. This candle was created with two types of waxes, that is, paraffin wax and soy wax. I chose the paraffin container blend wax because of its ability to hold and throw out fragrance in a way I just don’t experience with soy blends.

I used the soy container blend at the top of the candle because soy blends whip extremely well and you do have some time to work with the wax before it hardens up on you.

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How to create the candle..

I started by melting the paraffin container blend in a double boiler. (safety first!)

I knew that I would need about 6 ounces as only two candles were being made in this instance.

No colour was added to the wax, but my berry fragrance was added at 180 F (this was done after I removed the melted wax from the heat).

The wax was then poured into  glasses and the wicks added. Notice one has a wooden wick, the other has a cotton core wick.

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How to make candles

Allow the wax to cool. Paraffin sets up very quickly, so within 30 minutes…I had perfect surfaces!

How to make candles

Whip the soy into shape!

The first layer is all set up and smelling wonderful too!

The next layer, which is a soy layer, will be whipped with the whisk attachment on the immersion blender. It was first melted and fragrance added.

You can use a piping bag. I didn’t have one, so I used a zip lock bag which I think, worked just fine.

How to create a berry candle

How to make candles
This looks like you could take a lick. Smells great too!

At this point, wicks must be trimmed to 1/4 inch to ensure nice, clean burning.

How to make candles

It’s so perfect. Light them up or wrap them up to give as gifts. Either way, these candles will burn beautifully and fill the room with the delightful smell of berries!

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8 Comments

  1. Terri-Ann Castle

    Yes

    10 . Jul . 2019
  2. Fareehah

    I love candles… they help me to relax and unwind..berries are not my all time favorite scent but I love the presentation of this sooo much that it actually makes me want to smell this!

    10 . Jul . 2019
    • lisamariegriffith

      Smells awesome!! Thank you.

      10 . Jul . 2019
  3. Coleen Williams

    I’m interested in doing multiple courses with you a while now but my finances not allowing it. I have a passion for all the things you offer. I love the berry candle idea. How about a cookie and cream millshake candle 😊.

    10 . Jul . 2019
    • lisamariegriffith

      Ok… Nice. I’m doing this soon. Look out for it!!!! I’m excited.

      10 . Jul . 2019
  4. Candice

    This is wonderful!!! Very easy to follow and makes me excited to try! Thank you!

    10 . Jul . 2019
  5. Pearl

    I love candles and wish to learn more. This project looks simple and easy to try 😊

    10 . Jul . 2019
  6. Ria

    As a recent graduate in Chemistry I would love to go into candle making and and soap making and explore my creativity but finances are just too low. For now i just love to see what you all come up with and this berry candle looks so nice like something to eat! I hope one day I can join your class to experience all this creativity.

    10 . Jul . 2019

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