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Water Candles Recipe
These candles are very pretty and well worth the extra time
and effort necessary to create them.
Have ready a large, clean trash can full of cold water.
Melt about 12 oz of micro crystalline wax (to make the wax
more pliable) in a double boiler or crock pot. Add about 6.5
lbs of paraffin wax (medium melting point - 140F), heat up
the blend to about 170F and maintain it at that temperature.
Fill an empty pie plate with wax and place a 5 inch tall pillar
candle base in the center. Allow it to harden by holding the
pie plate in the water. Once it's firm, remove the pie plate
from the candle. Your pillar should now have a sturdy rim
around it. Holding the pillar so that the rim is at a 45 degree
angle to the water, pour some wax into the rim and slowly
but firmly plunge the rim into the water, twisting it as you
go. Keep repeating this process as you go around the entire
rim of the candle. The wax will form wispy wave-like shapes
around the pillar. When you burn the candle, only the pillar
will burn so you can replace it when necessary. To clean up,
scoop up the wax bits from the water and allow them to air
dry. You can reuse these pieces if you are sure no water remains
trapped inside. Crushing them with a rolling pin and then
allowing them to dry should get rid of any water. If you are
not sure, just chuck them - better to be safe than sorry.
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