Amber & Cedar Candle

Formula: 33146

Phase Ingredients for ~ 30 ml Quantity
A soy wax 26,7 gr
A brown 23 oxide, cosmetic pigment 0,1 gr (3 x DROP spoon)
A purple 27 oxide, cosmetic pigment 0,06 gr (2 x DROP spoon)
B basil essential oil 0,3 gr (10 drops)
B natural cosmetic fragrance oil Amber 1,8 gr
B cedarwood atlas essential oil 1,2 gr

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Before preparation:
Prepare the container for the candle, the corresponding wick and a piece of aluminum foil cut into a square shape, with a width slightly larger than the size of the wick. A piece of suitable length is cut from the wick: the inner height of the container + approximately 1 cm. Prepare the exact amount of pigment in a small bowl or cap and in another small bowl/glass the mixture of phase B ingredients.

Wick preparation:
If you do not work with pre waxed wick, follow the instructions below.
Add the wax to a heat-resistant glass and melt in a water bath, stirring slowly. Put the wick in the melted wax for about 1 minute, then remove it (with tweezers or scissors) and place it on the piece of aluminum foil, in the middle, horizontally, as straight as possible. Fold the foil in half, cover the wick and place in the freezer for a few minutes. The waxed wick is inserted into the metal staple from the base and passed through the hole on the other side.

Melting and coloring:
Add the pigments to the melted wax and mix until the color is completely dispersed. Move away from heat source. Take a portion of the melted wax with a teaspoon and place it at the base of the container, over which, quickly, place the stapled part of the wick. The staple and wick must remain stable in the container before pouring the candle.

In the melted wax - which preferably has a temperature between 60-68°C - add the ingredients of phase B and mix well, quickly.

The composition is poured into the dedicated container and left on a flat surface until solidified.
Tip: to prevent the wick from moving from the middle of the container, you can use a straw cut lengthwise (see third picture above)

The candle thus prepared can be used 48 hours after preparation. You can find images that can help you to more easily understand the process of preparing the recipe (third picture above).

Options and explanations:

  • you can work with other essential oils or fragrance oils, it is important that they have a flash point higher than 75°C
  • other mineral pigments, vegetable dyes or dyes dispersible in oily compositions may be used for coloring
  • as a container you can reuse one you have at home, or you can use a glass cosmetic jar with a wide neck
  • to prepare a larger or smaller volume, change the quantities given in the recipe proportionally


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, heat-resistant glass, teaspoon, optional: thermometer
  • Recommended container: candle container or a 30 ml glass jar with a wide neck
  • Shelf-life: 12 months
Posted on 03/15/2016 Candle recipes 0