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					Palm Wax Instructions
Making Palm Wax
Candles- Pillar style
    So, you are about to begin your journey to the natural world. Two of the
    greatest aspects for Palm Wax are the awesome crystal design that you
    naturally get from the wax, and the fact that this wax is available in two forms.
    One can be used for making beautiful container candles, and the other for
    breathtaking pillars.

    As with any project you are about to begin, the first step is making sure you
    have all of the equipment you will need readily available.

    Required Equipment

    Natures Garden Palm Pillar Wax
    Natures Garden Fragrance Oils
    Color Block
    Pouring Pot
    Thermometer
    Wicking
    A digital scale
    Cardboard
    A stainless steel utensil
    Pillar Mold
    Duck Tape
    Wick Bar (or anything you can secure your wicking to while the pillar is setting
    up)

    So, let’s get started!

    1. Using your digital scale, correctly weigh out the amount of palm pillar wax
    you will be using. Set this aside.

    2. The next step will be melting your wax. Never leave melting wax
    unattended. The best way to melt your wax is the double boiler method. You
    will want to periodically check the temperature by using your thermometer.

    a. The double boiler melt: Grab a large pot. Fill it with water to the half way
    point. Place the water filled pot on your stovetop burner. Turn the appropriate
    burner on medium heat. Place your pouring pot into the large pot; carefully
    place your allotted amount of palm wax into the empty pouring pot. Now,
    patiently wait for the water to boil. Once the water becomes heated, the wax
    will begin to melt, gently stir the wax. You will periodically want to stir the wax
    in order to keep all of the wax at the same temperature. You will want to heat
    your palm pillar wax to 200-210 degrees Fahrenheit. The hotter the better for
    best results with crystallization. Never heat above 210 degrees Fahrenheit; this
    will burn your wax.
3. While you are melting your wax, it is a perfect time to set up your wicks. Get
the mold, your wick, and the duct tape. Thread the wick through the hole in the
bottom of the mold. You will want to secure the wick, and prevent any melted
wax from leaking by placing a small amount of duct tape over the wick and
hole. Repeat this if you have various molds.

Please note: With pillar candles the top of the pillar mold will actually be the
bottom of your candle when you are finished.

4. Pulling from the open end of the mold, you will want to carefully straighten
your wick. Do not pull to hard, or you will undo the tape at the bottom of the
mold. Make sure the wick is also centered. Secure the loose end to the wick
bar. Leave two inches loose from the wick bar. Repeat if you are using various
molds.

5. When your wax reaches 200-210 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat
source. Add the color. You will want to ensure that the color is thoroughly even
among all of the melted wax, but be gentle when stirring the color in.

a. For best results for coloring, we suggest that you use either color blocks or
powdered dyes. Although using liquid dye is not unheard of, there is a chance
that due to the solvents in the dyes, coloring may be blotchy or will give your
candles a frosted look. Add this at 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Once all of your wax and color is combined, you will want to add your
fragrance oil. With the natural composition of palm wax, you must add your
fragrance and color to this wax at a hot temperature. Do not wait. The hotter
the temperature, the better chance the palm wax has to combine with the
fragrance and color.

a. For the fragrance oil that you are using, the standard suggestion is 1ounce of
oil per pound of wax. Add this at 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

7. Once you have the color and fragrance added you will want to stir your wax
to help mix the fragrance and color into the wax. Aim to stir for 2 full minutes.
You do not want to stir vigorously; a gentle steady stir is what you are looking
for.

Please note: You do not want to subject your fragrance to any additional heat,
so it is vitally important to remove your melted wax from the heat source prior to
adding the fragrance to it. Any time that heat is a factor, fragrance will lose
some of its scent throw. You never want to risk burning your fragrance oil, or
altering its scent throw capability with unnecessary heat.

8. Pouring this wax at a high temperature is crucial. What you are looking for is
a pour temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Pouring at this degree will
allow for an abundance of crystallization.

9. Once you reach the 200 degree temperature that you are looking for, slowly
pour the wax into each mold.
10. Once your wax is poured, you will not want to move your molds until they
are fully set. In order to protect your pillars, we suggest placing a piece of
cardboard over each mold opening. This will allow the pillar to cool naturally
without any interference from elements such as ceiling fans and drafts. This
also helps with trapping the scent to the pillar, which allows the wax to have the
best scent throw possible. For best results, allow your candles to cure 24-48
hours at room temperature.

11. Once you have waited for the pillars to cool naturally, it is now time to pop
them out of the mold. Do this gently and carefully.

12. The next step is to trim your wick. The wick that you are looking for is ¼”.

13. Now it is time to light your pillar and enjoy your fragrant accomplishment.

Pillar NO-No’s:

Never leave a burning pillar unattended.
Never burn pillar candles around pets or children.
Never burn pillar candles in a drafty area.
Never burn a pillar candle without a pillar safe base underneath it.
    Please note: Make sure that the first time you burn your candle; you make it a
    memory burn. A memory burn is a complete wet pool of hot wax on the top of
    your candle. This will ensure that every time you burn your candle, you will not
    have any tunneling around the wick, or extra wax stuck to the sides of the
    container. Establishing a memory burn will also allow for your scent throw to be
    the best possible since you are using all of your scented wax completely.



Making Palm Wax
Candles- container style
     So, you are about to begin your journey to the natural world. One of the
     greatest aspects for Palm Wax is the awesome crystal design that you naturally
     get from the wax. Now that is pretty cool!

     As with any project you are about to begin, the first step is making sure you
     have all of the equipment you will need readily available.

     Required Equipment

     Natures Garden Palm Wax
     Natures Garden Fragrance Oils
     Color Block
     Pouring Pot
     Thermometer
     Glass containers
     Wicks
     A digital scale
     A cookie sheet
     A stainless steel utensil
     Hot Glue Gun
     Glue Sticks

     1. Using your digital scale, correctly weigh out the amount of palm wax you will
         be using. Set this aside. Plug in your hot glue gun to get it warmed and
         ready.

     2. Before you melt your wax, preheat your oven to the lowest temperature
         available. Place your glass containers on the cookie sheet. Carefully set
         the cookie sheet in the oven. Allow the glass containers to warm. This
         should take about 10-15 minutes on low heat. Remove the cookie sheet
         from the oven with oven mittens and set them aside when the time is up.
3. The next step will be melting your wax. Never leave melting wax
unattended. The best way to melt your wax is the double boiler method. You
will want to periodically check the temperature by using your thermometer.

a. The double boiler melt: Grab a large pot. Fill it with water to the half way
point. Place the water filled pot on your stovetop burner. Turn the appropriate
burner on medium heat. Place your pouring pot into the large pot; carefully
place your allotted amount of palm wax into the empty pouring pot. Now,
patiently wait for the water to boil. Once the water becomes heated, the wax
will begin to melt, gently stir the flakes. You will periodically want to stir the wax
in order to keep all of the wax at the same temperature.

4. It is time to wick your containers. Using a hot glue gun place a small drop of
glue in the centered bottom of each container. Immediately stick one of your
pretabbed wicks on top of each glue dot. For our palm wax, we recommend
using a either a CD wick or an HTP wick. Zinc wicks are NOT recommended.

5. Once all of your wax is in liquid form, you will want to check the temperature
with your thermometer. You are looking to get the palm wax to 210 degrees
Fahrenheit. Once you hit this temperature, you are safe to add your fragrance
oil and coloring. With the natural composition of palm wax, you must add your
fragrance and color to this wax at a hot temperature. Do not wait. The hotter
the temperature, the better chance the palm wax has to combine with the
fragrance and color.

a. For the fragrance oil that you are using, the standard suggestion is 1ounce of
oil per pound of wax. Add this at 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

b. For best results for coloring, we suggest that you use either color blocks or
powdered dyes. Although using liquid dye is not unheard of, there is a chance
that due to the solvents in the dyes, coloring may be blotchy or will give your
candles a frosted look. Add this at 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Once you have the color and fragrance added you will want to stir your wax
to help mix the fragrance and color into the wax.

7. Pouring for this wax is a little hectic. What you are looking for is a pour
temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Pouring at this degree will allow for an
abundance of crystallization.

8. Once you reach the 200 degree temperature that you are looking for, slowly
pour the wax into each container. You will want to stop each pour where your
container changes shape.

9. Once your wax is poured, you will not want to move your containers until they
are fully set. Once this has occurred, lid each container to really allow the scent
of the wax to absorb. For best results, allow your candles to cure 24-48 hours
at room temperature.
      10. Once the cure time is over, trim your wick, lit your new candle, and enjoy
      your fragrant accomplishment.

      Please note: Make sure that the first time you burn your candle; you make it a
      memory burn. A memory burn is a complete wet pool of hot wax on the top of
      your candle. This will ensure that every time you burn your candle, you will not
      have any tunneling around the wick, or extra wax stuck to the sides of the
      container. Establishing a memory burn will also allow for your scent throw to be
      the best possible since you are using all of your scented wax completely.




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