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Pillar candles with chunks !

As I've already written, for stand-alone candles you should ideally use a pretty hard wax like paraffin. 
But paraffin doesn't have a spectacular 'scent throw ', that actually soy wax has!

How to take the best of the two waxes? 
A nice idea is to make pillar candles with coloured and scented soy wax chunks!

1) You first melt the soy wax, add colours and fragrances/oils, then you pour the wax as an about 1 cm layer and wait that it cools down;
2) 15 to 30 minutes later, when the wax has solidified but it's still a bit soft, you will cut with a knife small cubes (the more irregularly shaped, the better);
3) Prepare the mould with the cotton wick;
4) Fill half (or even more) of the mould with chunks, melt paraffin (colour it if you wish) and then pour it in the mould!

That's the final effect you will obtain! 




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Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
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Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…