The wax needs to be melted at 190 degrees, and that is pretty hot~
Once the wax is melted, you can add the color, but you have to let it cool a bit, before adding any of the scent, otherwise, alot of the fragrance will dissipate in the hot oil, and the candle will not smell as strong as you had planned. I make all my candles to smell the absolute strongest that they can smell, so I take this step very seriously!
The next step is to wick the container you are pouring the wax into. I like to secure my wicks prior to pouring, but some companies pour a little of the wax into the bottom of jar, and wait a few minutes, and then they put the wick into the wax before it hardens, securing the wick. Then they pour the rest of the wax for the candle. I don't do it that way..... I use "Tacky wax" which acts as an adhesive holding the wick tab to the bottom of the container, kinda like a glue dot. That way, I can pour the whole candle all at once, and I don't have a line where the 2 different pours were, and I don't have a floaty wick when the candle burns down that far!
Once my wax has cooled and I have added the color and scent, I pour it into the prepared container or jar of choice, and then I just have to wait for it to set up.
That is when I make the lables for the jars. (I am not a big enough company to have all kinds of pre-printed lables available at my disposal)
And that is what it takes to make my candles!
Please come on over and take a look at my website: http://www.katscandles.com/
I have loads of things to look at and over 100 scents that you can choose from.....