Making Spiral Candles
Try your hand at making these beautiful spiral candles. These candles are not quite as simple as beeswax candles, but you will be delighted with the effect of the flared edges.
These candles are another type of rolled candle. Making this candle is not as simple as using beeswax sheets, because you must make your own sheet of wax and roll it while the wax is still warm.
1 Pound paraffin wax, 130F melting point
2 Ounces microcrystalline white beads
Wick, #2 square braided wick
Clean sheet of freezer paper about 2 ft long
Non stick aerosol vegetable oil spray
1. Melt the microcrystalline wax additive in your wax melter. Add the paraffin wax and continue melting.
2. Spray the freezer paper with vegetable oil and place it on a flat, level surface.
3. When the wax has melted, pour in onto the freezer paper in a layer a little more than 1/8 inch thick, Allow the wax to harden for six to seven minutes. In order to roll the wax, it must not be too warm or too cold. When you experience difficulty working with the wax, it is usually because it is too warm.
4. After the wax has hardened, cut into a rectangle with the edges turned up. Then cut it diagonally across the rectangle. When the wax is the right temperature, when it does not flake or break, slip the knife blade under the piece you will be rolling to loosen it from the freezer paper.
5. Cut enough wick for the candle plus 2 or 3 inches. Place the wick along the long edge of the wax and roll it around the wick, continue rolling the wax until the entire length of the wax is used. Secure the end by gently pressing it into the candle.
6. Cut the bottom edge of the candle off to form an even bottom. Then gently bend the edges outward to form a flare. After the candle is formed, stand the candle up in a container on its end to cool.