Clove Essential Oil Candle Halloween Recipe

Halloween essential oil candles by Cosy Owl

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.

Ingredients:

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)
Light Orange Bekro dye
Bain marie or double boiler
Pouring jug 
Weighing scales
Spoon (kept for candle making)

Step 1:

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. 

Scales showing 200g of wax being weighed

Step 2:

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. 

Step 3:

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.

Mix the clear liquid and ensure dye chips have fully melted

Step 4:

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.

Measure your essential oils

Step 5:

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.

Cosy Owl adding essential oils to the melted wax

Step 6: 

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. 

Prepare your candle container for your wax to be poured

Step 7:

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. 

Pour your wax at around 55°c

Step 8:

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.

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