My Vote is for Votives
Step 1 Choosing the Proper Wax
There is no need for additives to the 3 waxes mentioned below.
Blend Wax CBL-141
A quality, consistent blended wax designed to hold large amounts of fragrance.
Good release from molds.
Melt Point Wax 4045 H
This is a great wax to use when you want to make mottled candles.
Step 2 Selecting Scents
When making paraffin candles, any one of the 160 fragrances
we offer is suitable including Ultimate
Masterbatch, standard fragrances and our various scents
on sale. For a good scented candle a 5% fragrance usage level
is recommended. A 5% usage works out to about 1 ounce per pound
of wax. If purchasing one case of wax you may want to consider
up to 2 ½ - 3 pounds of scent.
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.
Step 4 Working With Wicks
There are many things that go into sizing the wick including
the wax you select, how much scent and even the color of your
candle. The flat braided wicks generally work best with Votive
Step 5 Shaping Up With Molds
Votive molds are pretty basic. The only real variation is
the shape you want to create. Your options include:
Steel Votive cup
There is a Square
and an Octagon
Shaped Votive Mold
Step 6 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 pin allows the wick to be centered on each and every pour.
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.
This display box holds 24 standard votives. Each box is marked with "Handcrafted
Candle by ___" with a blank spot to allow you to personalize your shipments.
A good book will serve as a reference tool as well as including safety precautions.