Prep your work area with newspapers. Prepare your mold by threading the wick through the hole in the bottom of the mold. Pull the wick tight and apply a ball of mold seal to the hole securing the wick in place. Place a wick holder on the top of the mold to hold the wick centered and tight.
Melt your wax at 180 degrees Fahrenheit in a double boiler. Add 3 tbsp of mineral oil for every lb of wax you are using. Add fragrance and stir into wax. Allow the wax to cool to 160 degrees Fahrenheit and pour into prepped molds.
Allow the wax to cool. Do not use a water bath or any other method to speed cooling. The mottled effect is achieved by cooling naturally at a slower rate. Once completely cooled, unmold the candle and trim the wick.
As you can see the mottled candle is quite easy to make. You can make the candles in containers if you prefer.
Here are some ideas for colors and scents for the fall and holiday season. Mottled candles look good in any color, but my personal favorite is with rich jewel colors. You can also use these colors and scents as inspirations for soap.
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