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Article: How to safely melt the wax

How to safely melt the wax

To melt the soy wax for candle making, we recommend using the double boiler principle as this gives a gentle and excellent temperature control of the process.

It is super easy! All you need is a saucepan that is large enough for the pitcher to fit inside.

  1. First, fill a saucepan about half full with water and place it on the stove to heat. 
  2. Add the right amount of wax in the pouring pitcher. 
  3. Place the pitcher in the saucepan and start heating over medium heat. 
  4. Attach the candle-making thermometer to the pitcher and adjust it so that it does not touch the base of the pitcher. 
  5. Monitor the temperature of the wax while heating. Please take care as the metal part of the pitcher may get hot. Use the wooden heat-resistant handle when adjusting or moving the pitcher during heating.  
  6. Watch the double boiler at all times while melting the wax. Keep the heat under control and avoid getting water in the wax. 
  7. Continue to heat until the wax has reached the correct temperature. We like to melt the wax to about 190 degrees Fahrenheit before we remove the pitcher from the saucepan. 
  8. Place the pitcher on a heat-resistant surface and watch the temperature go down to the desired temperature before you add the fragrance (if desired). 

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