Learn how to make ice candles. This easy candle making technique uses ice to create a fun design in the wax. When I first learned how to make candles, this is the first one I learned how to make. Therefore it’s a perfect first one to make if you’re completely new to candle making.
Pour the soy wax flakes or beeswax pellets into a paper cup or microwave safe dish.
Melt the candle wax by placing it in the microwave for 10 second increments. Stir in between with a popsicle stick to make sure you don’t burn the wax.After it has melted, stir in a few drops of essential oils. If you would like your ice candle to be colored or have glitter, this would also be the time to add those in.
Dip the bottom metal part of the candle wick into the melted wax.
Place the freshly dipped wick onto the bottom of a new wax lined paper cup. This cup will be your candle mold.Make sure the wick is centered. Hold it in place until the wax has cooled and the candle wick can stand up on its own.
Fill the cup with ice, making sure to distribute evenly around the wick. You may need to hold the wick in place in order to keep it centered within the cup.
Pour the melted wax over the ice.
You can choose whether or not you want the top of your homemade candle to be smooth. I like them to have the holes on top as well. If you do too, place additional ice cubes on top of the wax.
Let the wax set and ice melt.
Once the ice has melted pour the water out.Then carefully peel the side of the paper cup and remove the candle.
Shake off any excess wax and admire your newly made ice candle!