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Poured Scented Candle How-To

Make your own scented candles to enjoy over the holidays with this how-to from Ramdane Touhami, owner and creative director of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle-making company in the world.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010





  • Beeswax

  • Vegetable wax

  • Stearine

  • Liquid candle fragrance

  • Double boiler

  • Glass candle container

  • Organic cotton candle wick, preset in clip


  1. Measure the following portions of candle ingredients by weight: 2.4 percent beeswax, 59.6 percent stearine, 28 percent vegetable wax, and 10 percent fragrance.

  2. Melt waxes and fragrance together in a double boiler; pour a small amount into a glass candle container. Set organic cotton candle wick in wax at bottom of container, then fill container the rest of the way with melted wax. Adjust and straighten candle wick gently as wax cools.

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