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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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.
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.
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.
Allow the wax to cool. Paraffin sets up very quickly, so within 30 minutes…I had perfect surfaces!
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.
At this point, wicks must be trimmed to 1/4 inch to ensure nice, clean burning.
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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