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How To Make Candles

Candle Making For Beginners
 
 

Naturally Natural!

Step 1 Choosing the Proper Natural Wax

Soy-120 Soy Wax
A good cost-effective 100% Soy wax for making container candles. This all-soy wax will hold 3% fragrance.


Chandler, assistant to candle making educationStep 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.

Maximum
Scent Usage
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 dye needed.

 

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 online catalog.

 

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.

Pouring Pots
These are needed to take your liquid wax and pour into your molds or containers.

Thermometer
No candle shop can be without this important tool.

Mold Release
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.

Books
A good book will serve as a reference tool as well as including safety precautions.

 

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