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To melt the wax, place the wax pellets into a metal jug. Place the jug in a saucepan containing a couple of inches of water, then place the pan over a low heat.
Whilst the wax is melting, we can prepare the teacup by gluing the wick to the bottom of the cup. This can be done with glue dots, super glue or a hot glue gun. If you are using superglue, then use a wooden skewer or pencil to hold it in place until it's dried enough to support it.
Weigh the fragrance oil and set it to one side until needed.
Once the wax has completely melted, its time to add the color. The amount of color you need will depend on the intensity of the wax coloring that you are using. I am going to using a super concentrated colorant, so I will need a tiny amount. If you are unsure, then just add a little at a time until you are happy with it.
Now it is time to add the fragrance, make sure you completely blend this in.
Take your pre wicked cup and carefully start to pour the wax into it. You will need to save some wax to top the wax up once its hardened, so leave around an inch at the top. Straighten the wick and bend or wrap it around a bamboo stick or pencil to keep it straight and in place. Then leave the wax to harden. This usually takes a good couple of hours.
As the wax hardens you will notice that it may start to sink, usually around the wick area. This is completely normal and is what we call a sink hole. Use the bamboo stick or something similar to poke a few holes into the wax.The holes do not need to be very deep just around ¼ inch, just enough for the top up layer of wax to grip into them. This also helps to stop the wax sinking again
Re-melt the left-over wax and use it to top up the candle, covering the holes and giving the candle a thin smooth layer.
Once the candle has completely hardened, snip any excess wick.