Posted on March 26, 2020August 15, 2022 by Customer Service — 1 CommentTri-Color Candle Jars Need a good gift for the holidays? What about a home-made candle? Tri-color candle jars are easy to make and beautiful too!Materials Needed: 2lb of palm 1 wax Pouring pitcher Thermometer Burgundy liquid dye Apothecary jar RRD-50 wick Wooden Popsicle sticks Step 1Add 1 lb of the Palm 1 wax into the pouring pitcher.Step 2 Clip the thermometer onto the top of the pouring pitcher with the thermometer inside. Step 3 Place the wax filled pouring pitcher into a large pan of boiling water. This will create a double boiler for you to heat your wax. Do not allow the water to boil dry. NEVER HEAT WAX DIRECTLY ON A HEAT SOURCE. Heating wax on direct heat can cause the wax to overheat and possibly ignite. Step 4 As the wax melts, monitor the temperature with the thermometer. For accuracy do not allow the bottom of the thermometer to touch the bottom or sides of the pouring pot. Tip the pouring pot until the bottom of the thermometer is covered with the liquid wax. When the wax temperature reaches 185° F add two teaspoons of the liquid EVO-12 Burgundy color and stir. Step 5 Now you are ready to pour the first layer into the Apothecary jar. Monitor the temperature making sure it is at the pouring temperature of 180° F. Pour the first layer of colored wax into your jar to a height of 1”. After approximately 5 minutes place the RRD-50 wick into the jar. Make sure the wick tab is centered on the bottom of the container. The hot wax will cause the wick to lean so use wooden popsicle sticks or wooden coffee stirrers to prevent the wick from falling toward the sides of the jar. Place the stick across the top of the jar to support the wick. Two sticks may be needed. Place the wick between each stick until it is centered. Step 6 Allow the wax to cool for approximately 3 hours or until the layer is solid and firm. Step 7 To prepare your second layer you will add 4 oz of Palm 1 wax to the colored wax that remains in your pour pitcher and repeat the melting and pouring process above (remember do not add any color). We are increasing the wax amount so that the original color will decrease in intensity. Step 8 Repeat the cooling time for the second layer. Step 9 Last layer, add 4oz. of Palm 1 wax to the remaining wax in the pour pitcher and repeat the melt and pour processes, making sure that the pour temp is at 180° F. Repeat the cooling process. Post navigationPrevious post: Making Swirl CandlesNext post: Candle Making Test Sheet 1 thought on “Tri-Color Candle Jars” Anne Landry March 15, 2022 I love this idea! I have been melting wax and counting the number of drops to create the same effect. This will make like much easier for layered candles with dark on the bottom to light on the top. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.