Step 1 Choosing the Proper Natural Wax
A good cost-effective 100% Soy wax for making container candles. This all-soy
wax will hold 3% fragrance.
Step 2 Selecting Scents
When making natural candles any one of the 160 fragrances
we offer is suitable including Ultimate
Scents, standard fragrances and our various scents on sale.
With the natural based waxes, it is important that you do not
to go over the recommended scent usage. Too much scent can
impact the set up of the candle.
|Soy 120 -- 3%
|S1 -- 6%
|PS -- 6%
Step 3 Coloring Your Candles
For smaller batches and color consistency the color
buttons are the way to go. There are many tremendous
colors including white and black. Due to the opacity of the
natural waxes, it will always be necessary to add more color
than generally used when using paraffin wax. The liquid
dyes could also be considered because of the amount of
Step 4 Working With Wicks
With natural waxes, it is important to use wicks that have
the proper treatment. The RRD wicks and HTP wicks will work
in any of the natural waxes. The proper wick will depend on
which natural wax you are using and the diameter of the candle.
Candlewic will always provide samples for you to test burn.
Step 5 Getting Glassware
If using the Soy 120 or the S1 wax any of Candlewic's
glassware will work. The standard apothecary jars are
always available in 15 oz., 22 oz. and 32 oz. sizes. In addition,
we are always looking for new and exciting glassware. You'll
find everything you need in the glassware section of our
Step 6 Shaping up with molds
For the PS wax, any of the molds we offer will work. This
would include the aluminum, votive and polyurethane molds.
Step 7 The Right Tools for the Job
When making any type of candle it is important that you have
all the necessary equipment to make quality candles.
These are needed to take your liquid wax and pour into your molds or containers.
No candle shop can be without this important tool.
This silicon-based mold release should be poured into any type of mold to make
it easier to get the finished candle out of the mold.
A good book will serve as a reference tool as well as including safety precautions.