23. January 2013 02:02
One of the looks most often associated with heavily fragranced candles is the mottled look. This look can be easily accomplished with containers, pillars and votives. It requires starting with the right wax. Not all waxes will mottle, so using the right wax is essential.
The first step is to decide what type of candle you will be making and choosing the appropriate wax for that application.
Select, clean, wick, and prepare your jars or molds as you normally do.
Melt your wax, add color and 5% fragrance.
Once the candle has been poured and is completely cooled, remove it from the mold.
Pour your wax between 165-175°F.
Pillars and votives: Top off your candle. When the top off completely hardens, remove it from the mold.
Containers: Top off candle.
Special Notes on Mottled Candles:
The reaction between the fragrance and the wax (causing it to fracture) is what causes the mottling. The fragrance and the process can have an impact on the level of mottling. If you do not achieve the desired mottling, try pouring cooler first and then hotter until the desired result is achieved.
25. September 2012 19:18
If you are starting out making candles and looking for a good "gift" or project for this holiday season, a Natural candle in a tin fits both needs. These tins are easy to make and can easily be personalized. In many instances tins do not always require coloring, and the natural color of the Soy works very well, especially for Aromatherapy candles.
The aluminum tin container eliminates the need to worry over "wet spots" commonly found in glass container candles and does not require a second pour. They are simple to make, easy to decorate and eliminate the issue of jars breaking in transit. So, if you are in need of a project with your group, this is perfect. And to really reduce your cost check out our clearance fragrances.
- Aluminum Tins
- Soy 125
- Wick Assembly
- Color (optional)
Heat your Soy 125 to around 150 F if you are not adding any color. If you are adding color, heat your wax up to around 180 F. Add your dye and scent and let cool back down to 150 F.
We offer several options for coloring your wax.
Remove the lids from your tins and arrange on the pouring table. Some people insert wicks first with a glue dot and some add the wick after they pour. Both methods work well.
Add your fragrance and pour.
Let cool and decorate the tin as desired. Tins get hot, so be sure to label the finished candle appropriately.
24. July 2012 01:22
This beginner's guide on how to select the proper wax type for your desired candle creation shows you the benefits of Soy and Paraffin waxes. Learn which wax is best for you!
10. March 2010 00:52
We are going to make this month's project relatively simple so it will allow you to approach the project from several different angles.
- With summer rapidly approaching many people start to reduce the amount of time spent inside thus burning less candles. This project will allow you to make a candle that your customer can burn outside when enjoying a nice Spring or Summer night on the patio. Citronella candles remain a popular outside candle.
- We featured what to do with small amounts of left over wax you could use the wax from a large container/pillar that did not meet your expectation.
- It can be made 100% natural
Take the wax you have selected and heat up to recommended temperature:
- If using Soy 120 or Soy 125, heat to 125F and add your fragrance. For best results add approximately 1 ounce per pound of wax.
- If using the Container Fill, heat it up to 150F-160F and use the same amount of fragrance.
- If you are using your left overs, follow the recommended pouring temperatures.
Take your wick and feed through the wick assembly. Take needle nose pliers and pinch the clip. Place in the container and secure with Glue Dot. Pour your wax in at the recommended temperatures above.
Due to the size of this container several topping offs will be necessary. .
This project should be easy and makes for a great outdoor candle. If you use the soy wax, you can market it as a very "green candle".