Janice posted Message 2379 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts
Dated : July 30, 1999 at 20:26:01
Subject: Re: Bath & Body Works Candle

Well I tried "my" version of it and I am very pleased with how it came out. What I did was took a pint mason jar and put the wick in.

Then I cut up chunks of wax from old candles and filled the jar with the chunks...and then I added a very thin solution of gel wax...but you can probably use mineral oil, or maybe even lamp oil???

I filled up to the top of the chunks and then poured a thin layer of regular wax (tinted blue) on top of the whole thing.

This seals the candle. Added a gingham ribbon and I really like it. It does smoke a bit, but if I keep the wick trimmed, the smoking goes away.

The thin layer of wax is still on top and the candle is more than half burned.
I hope I didn't forget anything!! LOL!

Janice posted Message 2190 in the CraftPals Scented Crafts

Dated : June 16, 1999 at 19:03:06
Subject: I think I found the recipe for the Bath and Body Works Candle!

I found it on another bb, here goes:
Container top is 3 3/8" across & 6" High
The making of one of those fruit candles sold at Body works!
1)Place wick 60-44-18 w/wire and tab in container with hot glue. 2)Filled container to 1 1/2" of the top w/chunks.This can be of what ever you choose.
2)Pour mineral oil in to fill container to top of chunks.
3)Finish filling container with container wax and finish.
Candle was ready to burn in 2hr. And after one hr.of burn time there is a hole that has melted down through the
container wax around the wick to the mineral oil.
After 3 hr of burn time Melt pool is about 3" across and the hole around the wick is larger.
It looks as if the flame is burning the mineral oil at this time

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