When it comes to making candles it seems the natural way is growing more and more popular. This comes as no surprise as the going green movement has really taken off in the past few decades. As far as natural candle making goes there are many things that you can do to ensure that your candles are all natural and not only great but great for the environment. So what do you need to know about natural candle making?
Step # 2. So your molds are ready, ready for the next step in home candle making? Fill the bottom pan of the double boiler with water and put it on the stove top with low heat. As you are waiting for the water to coil you are going to want to cut some of the wax in to the top pan. Place the top pan on the bottom pan and wait for the wax to begin melting.
When making a fragrance with oils you want to be creative and mix scents together to make something that is unique and beautiful. Almost all fragrances have three notes to them. They are as follows.
Step # 1. To start the gel candle making process the first thing that you are going to want to do is to choose a work area. Choose a place that is flat, level, and that will not be disturbed by pets or children. Cover this area with newspapers.
Soy wax is a very distinctive type of candle wax and a relative new comer to the world of Epic Workshops. It was introduced in the 1990s as a natural and more environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax and a cheaper alternative to beeswax. Although, like the paraffin wax, it is available in different blends with different melting points, in its natural state it has a very low melting point which really makes it only suitable for making container candles.
Wicks. A wick holds the flame to your candle. They are often made out of braided cotton. Wicks are treated with flame-resistant solutions, so the burn will last longer when burning a candle.
Here are some items that you don’t need to get started with your candle-making, but may make the process a little easier for you: wick stickers or glue dots will secure your wicks in place so that they don’t shift when you pour your wax, wick chips will keep your wicks straight for you, a digital scale is a more accurate way of weighing your wax and fragrance so that you know exactly how much to use of each, wax additives will correct a particular issue you may have with a particular wax, candle molds are needed if you are making molded candles, a heat gun comes in handy for preheating containers and correcting any imperfections you may get on the top of your candle. Again, these items are not necessary so you may want to acquire these items down the road.
One more thing to be kept in mind is never to heat the wax over 200 or 210 degrees. Using a thermometer will make your life easier. A candy thermometer should be good enough. The Next important step, as mentioned in this, is to prepare your containers or molds. Once these are ready, you have to start melting the wax up to about 200 degrees. If you want, you can add some fragrance or color. Once your wax has been melted, pour it into your container or mold and let it cool. Take extra care and place a wick right in the center when the wax cools down a little. You could even use a Popsicle stick or a tongue depressor to position it correctly. As per candle making instructions, the correct positioning of the wick is very important for your candle to burn evenly.