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How To Make Custom Candle Wicks

by Chandler 26. April 2012 01:03

A big part of Candlewic's manufacturing capacity is making all of our Pre-Wick Assemblies. This is the process where we take the raw wick, wax it and then put it in the Wick Sustainer machine. This machine can cut the wick to any length from 1" up to a height of 9". The machines can run 15mm, 20 mm and even 33mm clips.

Order custom candle wicks.

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How to Make Rose Candles

by Chandler 18. April 2012 17:51

With spring upon us, the flower candles and scents will soon be what every one is asking for. The Rose Floater is a nice addition to any outside party or inside party filling your bath tub.

This candle can be made very easily using the M-22 Rose Floater (this is a very popular mold right now so give yourself some extra time). Start by sliding unwaxed wick material through the bottom of the mold.

You will need a "long pointed" object to force the wick through the hole. Once the wick is passed through the bottom of the mold, secure it on top of the mold with a wick bar. If you don't have a wick bar, a popsicle stick will work.

Helpful Hint

Leave extra lengths of wick at the bottom of the mold so when you remove your candle from the mold, it will be automatically wicked for your next pour.

You then secure the mold together with rubber bands. Take your paraffin wax, CBL-141, which can be scented and/or colored and pour at around 180-185 degrees F. Top off the candle. When the candle has properly solidified, remove it from the mold. This floating candle will add a nice accent to any party.

Extra Touch

Pour a number of these roses in red. After about four or five pours, pour one in white. The dye, which can accumulate on the mold, will "bleed" into the white wax and create a lovely pink color.

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How Granulated Wax is Made

by Chandler 12. April 2012 00:39

Candlewic has the ability to turn wax into granulated or bead form. The granulated wax is commonly called wax art or wax beads, and it's made at our Doylestown facility.

The granulated wax is made by taking liquid wax and spraying it up into the air, and as the wax hits the cold air, it will bead. When the beads fall, they land on a drum that is continually rotating and moving the wax on to a vibrating belt. The vibrating belt helps cool the wax and move the wax into the box. 

The granulator is great because any color can be made, and we have even done fragrances. The granulated wax has many uses, and when it's used as a straight paraffin, it melts very easily and is easy to measure.

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Hi I'm Chandler. Thanks for visiting! Illumine is all about helpful projects, ideas, and articles related to candle and soap making and the candle and soap making business.




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