How to Make Triple Scented Candles

By Lizz Shepherd

Triple scented candles are made in much the same way as a candle with a regular scent saturation, with two key changes. The first change is in the amount of candle scent that is added to the melted wax as the candle is being made. The second change is the addition of a wax additive that will allow the wax to hold more of that scent.

Melt wax in a metal pot or a wax pouring pot. Keep a wax thermometer in the pot to make sure that the temperature doesn't get too high. Avoid letting the temperature get into the red temperature zone on the thermometer. Adjust the heat as needed to keep the wax liquid, but not hot enough to reach the danger zone.

Add candle color and candle scent to the liquid wax. Candle color can be added by putting one candle color chip into the pot for every pound of wax. The scent is generally added with 1 oz. per pound of wax, but for a triple scented candle, add 3 oz. of scent for every pound.

Put 1/2 tsp. of Vybar into the pot for every pound of wax. The Vybar will increase the ability of the wax to hold the scent.

Place a wick into the candle mold. This is usually done by threading it through the mold's wick hole, but if there is no wick hole it can be done by anchoring it down with a wick tab.

Pour the wax into the mold. Give the outside of the mold a few gentle taps to dislodge any bubbles that may have formed in the wax. Allow the candle to cool for a few hours. Once the outside of the mold feels completely cool, the candle is ready to be removed from the mold.