How to Melt Paraffin Wax

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Paraffin wax is commonly used to make different types of candles, including tapered, container, moulded and scented candles. If you want to make your own handmade candles and are using paraffin wax, you must melt the wax to transform it into different candles. To melt the wax effectively, you need to follow a few guidelines to prevent ruining any kitchen equipment.

Place 1 pound of pure paraffin wax into an empty, clean coffee can.

Place the coffee can into the top of a double boiler.

Fill the bottom of the double boiler halfway up with water.

Heat the double boiler with the coffee can inside it over medium heat until the paraffin wax melts completely.

Turn the heat down to medium low, and keep it there to maintain the melted paraffin wax until you use it.

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