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How to Make a Torso Candle in 4 Simple Steps

Ladies, get in formation! Learn how to create your own trendy torso sculpture candle at home in 4 easy steps with our Torso Candle Making Kit.

Materials

Our Torso Candle Making Kits are complete with all of these materials:

  • torso silicone mould
  • coconut soy wax
  • wick
  • fragrance oil
  • stirring sticks
  • coloured wax dye (optional)
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Step 1 - Prep the Mould

Insert the wick through the hole at the based of the silicone mould and push it through to the opening of the mould.

Hot Tip

Pinch or squeeze the ends of the silicone mould to reveal the hole. This will make it easier to insert the wick.

Step 2 - Melt the Wax

Use the double boiler method to melt your wax. To do this, half fill a pot or pan with water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Place your coconut soy wax in a heat proof jar such as a metal pitcher or glass measuring cup. Add the jar to the simmering water to melt the wax. Make sure you don't mix the wax with water!

Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in one fragrance oil making sure it is well combined with the wax. Add wax dye chips to the hot wax and stir to dissolve. Allow the scented wax to cool for 3-5 minutes. If you have a thermometer on hand, aim for a wax pour temperature of 50-55 degrees Celsius.

Step 3 - Pour the Wax

Slowly pour the melted wax into your female body mould. Place the wick bar over the wick to ensure it is centred in the mould. Allow the wax to set for a minimum of 24 hours. Candle making wax traditionally takes 1 week to fully cure, so keeping the wax in the mould for longer will result in a smoother candle.

Hot Tip

Make sure your mould has something to lean against for stability as the weight of the wax can tip the silicone mould over. This will also ensure your torso candle has a good posture and isn't leaning forward.

 

Step 4 - Demould

Once your torso candle is fully set, carefully demould it by stretching all parallel sides of the silicone mould away from the wax figure. Don't be scared to pull the mould as it is made from extra stretchy silicone to make demould easier.

Wash the mould with hot water and pat dry after each use. Repeat the process!

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Hot Tip

We recommend demoulding one shoulder at a time to prevent accidental breakage. Avoid long nails as this can easily damage the wax sculpture.

Enjoy your candle as a decorative sculpture or light it to watch it transform as it burns.

Trouble Shooting

If you find that wax is sticking to your mould, try letting the wax cool for longer before you pour it into your mould with your next candle.

Another quick fix is placing your set mould into the freezer for 1-2 minutes. This contracts the wax from the silicone and makes demoulding easier. 

Candle Care Tips

Don't forget these hot tips to maximise the life of your candles:

  • Trim wick to 6mm before lighting
  • Light on heat-proof non-flammable surface
  • Place burning candles 10cm apart
  • Do not move a burning candle
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Avoid exposure to drafts and direct sunlight

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