Candles are so wonderful! And they light up whole of your surroundings so beautifully! Why don’t you try making candles ? You’ll only need a small number of supplies and it is not at all messy!
Supplies Required for Candle Making
1. Wax – you can also use the plain white candles or crayons. However, if going proper manner, then get some paraffin wax, soy wax or beeswax.
2. Wax melter
3. Thermometer – Particular candle manufacturing thermometers are there and they’re just vital for candle making.
4. Mold – If not, then use any container, might be a glass, bowl or a tin.
5. Fragrant Oi l- if, of course, you want some aromatic candles. Its optional.
6. Dyes – optional, only if you want colorful candles.
7. Putty – for molds
Steps for Making Candle
Select the type of wax to be used. If beeswax, you do not need to melt it. It is just wrapped around a wick and sealed using the thumb. If using soy or paraffin wax, then they have to be melted and double-boiled.
Put the wax melter in a pot half filled with water that ought to be held on a burner with low-medium heat. Now place the wax bits into the melter. You can even place glitters to make a decorative candle. However, very little quantity of oil should be mixed( 1 tbsp or 1/4 of an ounce or 3% of the candles weight of oil for every pound of wax melted) differently, the candle will not burn properly.
Measure the temperature of the wax with the help of the thermometer. For those who have chosen a mold of cardboard, plastic or glass, keep the temperature at 130 degrees Fahrenheit and if the mold is made of some metal, then heat up the wax to 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the wax is in the process of melting, prepare the mould. You can do it even before you start to melt down the wax- only prepare the mould beforehand- before the wax reaches the right temperature. For preparing it, keep the length of the wick 2 inches more than the candle. Pass the wick through the hole at the bottom of the mold and fix it with putty. Tie the wick at the other end of the mold with something like a stick or a pencil.
Pour the wax into the mould. For better results, refrigerate it for another 12 hours. Remove the candle from the mold. Your home made candle is ready.
Want some more of it? Then make a floating candle centerpiece!
Hope you’ll enjoy the creative candle making experience!!