Not only a gorgeous decorative object, this candle also burns beautifully. Light it and the strong aroma of American Coffee will fill the room. Once it has burned down to the coffee beans, you can refill the candle and burn it again!
To follow these instructions, you’ll need the following. You can, of course, adapt the recipe to suit what you have to hand.
- Cube Candle Glass 7.7cm (3 inches) each side
- 100g EcoSoya Advanced Wax
- 50g Paraffin wax
- A few centimetres of ECO10 wick
- 35g coffee beans
- Self centering tab
- 10ml American Coffee Candle Making Fragrance
- A means of melting wax – a double boiler, porringer set or one smaller saucepan sitting in a larger saucepan containing water. Exactly as if you were melting chocolate
- A wick stick or pencil
- A blob of blutack
- Pour the coffee beans into the bottom of the glass cube
- Melt the paraffin wax in your double boiler then pour it over the coffee beans. The paraffin wax will set clear enough to see the coffee beans – leave it to cool completely
- Take a length of wick and pass it through a self-centering tab, snipping it to secure it
- Place the tab centrally on top of the coffee beans
- Having cleaned out the double boiler, melt the EcoSoya wax
- Pour a little melted wax on top of the coffee beans – enough to secure the tab
- Once it has set, pull the wick tight and secure it with a wick stick so it’s nice and tight
- Add the scent to the melted wax in the pan, stir.
- Pour the wax into the cube, filling it almost to the top
- Leave to set. Give it at least 24 hours before lighting.
- Once the candle has burned down to the tab, use a hairdryer to melt the remaining wax from the edges of the glass and refill.