Clove Leaf essential oil is a fantastic warming scent and makes for an ideal oil to use in your candle making ventures. Whether you are new to candle making this winter, or are an experienced crafter in this field, preparing your home for the spooky season is a refreshing and perhaps way to celebrate Halloween with your loved ones. Below, you will find the ingredients you need to make your own Clove Leaf essential oil candle this Halloween and clear step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own candle.
- Rose Gold Round Candle Tin With Welded Side seam- 250ml
- 200g Kerasoy 4130 Container Wax
- Wedo Eco 14 wick
- Glue dot
- Wick centring tool
- Clove Leaf essential oil (3% load)
- Orange Bekro dye
- Bain marie or double boiler
- Pouring jug
- Weighing scales
- Spoon (kept for candle making)
Add 200g of the wax in a bain marie or double boiler on a medium heat and melt until clear and smooth. Occasionally stir the wax slowly.
While the wax is melting, clean your metal container and make sure it’s completely dry. Warming the container slightly before adding the wick will help slow the cooling process of the wax. This will reduce frosting and help with adhesion. It can be warmed by using a hairdryer or heat gun.
Once the wax is a clear liquid add a pinch of dye at around 60°c. Mix this slowly but thoroughly until blended into the wax. All the dye chips should be fully melted.
Measure the essential oil to the correct amount. We recommend using a maximum of 3% essential oil load for candles. This means 3% of the amount of wax being used.
Check your essential oil flash temperature point before adding to the wax as every scent has a different temperature to which it will need to be added. The flash point of a fragrance is the temperature at which the oil will start to evaporate. To keep a good scent you will need to add the oil to the wax under its flash point number. In this case, Clove oil has a flashpoint of 65°c. Add the essential oil to the coloured wax and mix until fully blended.
Now the container can be prepared for pouring the wax into. Peel one side of the glue dot and place it on the metal end of the wick. Peel the other side of the glue dot and place it in the centre of the container.
Pour the wax at around 55°c into the metal container and leave about a 1cm gap from the top. There is a rimmed edge on the tin which can help guide you with this. Add a wick centring tool to keep the wick upright and in place.
Leave to cure for at least 24 hours. Then remove the centring tool carefully and trim the wick to half a centimetre.
All that’s left to do is relax with the beautiful Clove Leaf aroma adding an atmospheric scent to the room.