How to Make Candles With a Crock Pot

Love scented candles, but can never find the right fragrance or color combination? Need to make gifts? Looking for a simple but substantial craft to do with your kids with little mess? Try this out!

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Set into crock pot on keep warm.

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Pour boiling water in up to about 1 inch up the jar.

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Put on high and cover. Leave for 2 hours

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The wax will be half the volume when melted down.

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Add coloring, if desired. We used candle dye blocks.

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Stir with a wooden chopstick. Then, alternate between stirring and adding more wax. Fill almost to the top, leaving a small gap (1/2 -1").

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Once filled, cover (if you wish).

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Put lid on and let sit on high for another 2 hours.

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Once remelted, remove from pot.

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Add fragrance oils and additives now. We used pomegranate fragrance oil and ground cardamom. Stir well.

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Once it starts setting, place the wicks with use of chopstick. I cleared a small hole in the semi-firm wax on the bottom and set the base of the wick in the hole.

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Snip excess wick.

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Grab a bite and let them cool completely (a couple of hours, depending on the size of your candles).

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Enjoy your candle!

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