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  1. I make ceramic candle containers that vary in shape and size. Today I picked one that has been sitting on my bench to make a new candle. The first step to making the candle is knowing how much wax I will need. Here's how I do that. Step 1: Weigh the container. This one is 18.6 oz, or 527 grams. Step 2: Tare the scale. zero it out so you don't need to worry about the math in the next step. Step 3: Fill with water to the desired wax fill line and weigh again. This container takes 14.3 or so ounces of water or 405 grams. Step 4: Multiply that number by 0.9 to approximate the weight of wax needed to get to that line. This one will need about 12.8 oz or 364 grams. I round up since my melter loses a little between melting and pouring just from normal wax sticking to the sides of the pot and melter. You can never scrape it all down perfectly. The next step is up to you, figure out the fragrance needed and reduce the wax needed. In a multiple wicked candle like this is need FAR LESS fragrance than in a single wicked jar. This bowl will have three wicks. I will have a fully scented candle using as little as 3% fragrance in coconut wax or 4-5% in soy based wax. Crazy right? I'm not kidding. Multiple wicks not only melt the top layer of wax more quickly, it also creates an early vortex of air circulation that really moves fragrance into the air. When making multiple wicked candles using curling wicks (CD, CDN, etc) I make sure to point the curl intentionally to create the air current. For this bowl I will point them all to the same direction of a circle. If I were double wicking I would point them in opposite directions to minimize the amount of heat building on one side of the container.
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