With the innovative new Candle Making system from Chandler & Me you can easily make your own retail quality candles at home with no mess, no fuss, and without the retail price tag! Chandler & Me is for candles what a Nespresso machine is for coffee.
Three steps to a beautiful candle
When you receive your Candle Maker Starter Pack, everything you need is in the box – a beautiful jar, the fragrance, a mixing jug, the wax, the wick and The Candle Maker appliance itself. Once you’ve unpacked everything, it’s just three easy steps to making your candle.
Step 1 – Add the wax
To turn on your Candle Maker simply plug it in and place the jug on the cradle.
Inside your candle making kit you’ll find a bag of fresh soy wax, precisely the right amount for your jar. Tip all the wax into the jug and press the first button. Your wax will now melt to the perfect temperature, which is critical for making a professional quality candle that smells great.
While you are waiting, stick the wick into your jar using the sticky tab on the base of the wick and centre it with the popsicle stick.
Step 2 – Add the fragrance
The lights on the Candle Maker will indicate when it’s time to add your bottle of fragrance. Tip it all in and watch as the Candle Maker blends the fragrance through the wax. A well-mixed fragrance will ensure a great scent throughout the life of your candle.
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Step 3 – Pour to your jar
When the last light on The Candle Maker lights up it’s time to pour your candle. Gently pour the hot wax into the jar and be careful to avoid the wick holder. If you’ve got the kids helping you, great, just remind them that the heating element will be quite hot. The wax itself is now at a perfectly safe temperature. You’ll find that all of the wax will fill the jar to within 1cm from the top, leaving no waste.
Wait until the candle fully solidifies before trimming the wick to 6mm. For maximum scent throw, we recommend letting your candle fully cure for 72 hours before first lighting it.
Handy hints for best results
- Try to keep the room temperature stable and don’t let air-con units or fans blow onto the candle while it sets
- Pour your candle in a spot where it won’t be disturbed by pets or children during setting
- If pouring on a stone benchtop place a wooden breadboard or a folded tea towel under the candle; this will help with setting
- To clean your jug, simply squirt a dash of detergent and rinse well with hot water and a dishbrush
- Use your candle within 6 months. When it is finished simply wash out the residue from the jar and make another candle in it.