Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mosquito repellent Candle Tutorial

Hey my Crafty Witches  enjoy the summer without nasty mosquitoes  with this easy to make  Mosquito repellent candle 

What you need 

insect repellent essential oils  find them in craft stores and online
Mosquito repellent candle Recipe 1

5 drops citronella essential oil
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops cedar essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
follow the rest of the tutorial below 

Mosquito repellent candle Recipe 2

5 drops  citronella essential oil
5 drops  cedar essential oil
2 drops mint essential oil
follow the rest of the tutorial below 

Mosquito repellent candle Recipe 3

5 drops marigold essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Follow the rest of the tutorial below 

Mosquito repellent candle Recipe 4

3 drops Lemon grass essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil 
2 drops thyme essential oil
follow the rest of the tutorial below 

Mosquito repellent candle Recipe 5

5 drops  clove essential oil
3 drops  eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil 
Follow the rest of the tutorial below  

Tutorial how to make it 

Mason jars

you find them in craft stores and supermarkets 

One 12 oz. bag of wax flakes per jar   you can also buy a Brick of  Wax and Shred it yourself if you prefer 

you find wax for candles at Craft stores and online

Candle  Wicks you find them in craft stores  and candle making websites 
  Don’t worry about being too fussy with the measurements, since you’ll be able to simply trim off any excess wicking later.

A piece of advice - there are dozens of kinds and sizes of wick. it makes a big difference in the performance of your candle. too-small wicks will not consume enough wax and eventually tunnel so deep that they can't draw in enough oxygen and just extinguish themselves. too-big wicks will burn poorly, releasing incompletely combusted carbon (soot) and can even crack the container. if you aren't sure of the size of the wick you have - try putting a piece of it into a votive candle (just pull out the wick it already has) and see if it makes a little flame or a big one.

Wick Guide    <-  click the link to learn more on wicks

Most Candle Supply Companies have a chart so you know what size/style of wick to use for what container. 

A zinc core wick size 44-24-18 is designed for Votives, Pillars & Small Containers ( 2.0" - 2.5" ) , then a 51-32-18 are for Pillars & Medium Containers ( 3.0" - 3.5" ) and the 
60-44-18 are for Pillars & Large Containers ( 3.5" - 4.0" ).

You also have papercore, LX, wooden, hemp…So you need to match the wick to the type of wax , most people do NOT use zinc core with natural wax, like soy.

Dowel rods or wooden skewers

you can also use a pencil or Chopsticks 

Start off by melting the wax over low heat. Keep in mind that it should never smoke, burn or boil. Stir throughout to ensure even consistency and temperature. While the wax is melting, center the wick in your Mason jars and secure them with the rod or skewer. Once the wax has completely melted, add in your essential oils and stir.

At this point, you’ll need to pour the melted wax into each Mason jar. It will take a while for the wax to cool completely, so kick back and relax. Turn on game of thrones  and play the waiting game!  Once the wax has cooled and hardened, remove the securing rod and snip the wick down to a safe length.

easy and simple

I have made them all last summer and yes they do work

keep on being a crafty witch 

1 comment:

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