Geranium & Orchid Candle

Formula: 33121

Phase Ingredients for a 50 gr mold Quantity
A soy wax 50 gr
A red 77 mica, cosmetic pigment 0,25 gr (2 x DASH)
B geranium essential oil 34 drops
B natural cosmetic fragrance oil Orchid 80 drops

Clean the mold and all utensils you work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Before preparation:
Prepare the mold 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. From the wick cut a piece of suitable length: the inner height of the mold + approximately 1 cm. Prepare in a small bowl or cap half the pigment and in another small bowl/glass the mixture of the ingredients of phase B.

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 half of the pigment to the melted wax and mix until the color is completely dispersed. Move away from the heat source. Take a portion of the melted wax with a teaspoon and place it at the base of the mold, over which, quickly, place the stapled part of the wick. The staple and wick must remain stable in the mold 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 - not all of it (a small part, about the size of a teaspoon, is left in the glass for decoration) - is poured into the dedicated mold and left on a flat surface until solidification. After solidification, it is easily removed from the mold.

Candle exterior decoration:
The prepared candle will be decorated with the remaining wax. The other half of the pigment is added to the rest of the wax, it is heated until it melts, and with the help of a brush the exterior of the candle is “painted” with the melted and colored wax.

The candle thus prepared can be used 48 hours after preparation. You can find images that can help you to easily understand the process of preparing the recipe (third picture above); the preparation process in a mold or in a container is very similar.


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
  • 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, decorating brush, optional: thermometer
  • Mold: soap mold Nature (heart shape)
  • Shelf-life: 12 months

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 03/15/2016 Candle recipes 0

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