Candlemaking question

Discussion in 'The Creative Community' started by mssocks, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. mssocks

    mssocks DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2001
    I want to make little votives this year, but the instructions say use a double boiler and NOT on an open flame. I have a gas range.

    Would it work in a microwave ( my first choice anyway ) ??
  2. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

    Feb 22, 2001
    Hey Sis! :teeth:

    "Everyone loves the smell of an aromatic candle. They bring comfort during a relaxing soak in the bathtub, fill your living room with the scrumptious smell of baked pie, and are lovely on the porch on a warm summer's evening. But what happens when the candle is too short to burn or the wick has disappeared, and you still have plenty of wax left over? Do you just throw it away? No! Here are a few ideas for making great use of that precious candle wax.

    Make More Candles

    You can recycle old candle wax and make new candles from it by melting them down. Here are a few methods you can try. <snip>

    Microwave method - Remove the metal wick base from the candle by carefully prying out with a butter or steak knife, be careful! Heat the wax in a microwave safe container on high power until softened. Times may vary depending on the amount of wax that you have, so heat in 30 second intervals until you get a feel for the amount of time needed."
    That's from:

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