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Candlewic offers a complete line of candle making supplies including candle wax, candlewicks, candle molds, candle dyes, candle scents and candle making equipment. Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Candlewic and candle making.

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Q: Is there an easy way to make pillar candles?
A: One of the simplest tricks we can offer on making pillar candles when using aluminum candle molds or tin candle molds is to feed the wick through the bottom of the mold and secure on top with wick holder bar (M-321). Secure the bottom with a rubber plug rubber plug (M-114)…now the secret is to leave a lot of extra wick at the bottom of the candle mold. By doing this you can automatically "wick" the mold for your next pour when you pull the finished candle out of the mold. This procedure should work with all aluminum candle molds, tin molds and polyurethane (including taper molds). This little trick can save you time by making it unnecessary to feed the wick through the hole for each and every pour.

A second option would be to use pillar pins for the 2", 3" and 4" round aluminum molds. These pins are available for aluminum molds up to 6-1/2" in height. The pins slide up through the bottom of the pillar mold and the round mold can then rest on the pin. These pins have proven to be a true time saver when used.

If using aluminum molds and you wish to reduce or eliminate the air bubbles the mold should be preheated and the wax should be poured at around 180-185 degrees F.

For making pillars, the best wax we would recommend is the CBL-141 votive pillar blend candle wax. For mottling pillars we would recommend you use the 143 melt point wax 4045H.
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The Candlewic Company

Supplies the candle making industry with candle making kits, molds and accessories including candle wax, gel, and wicks.

3765 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
800-368-3352 | Local: 215-230-3601
Fax: 215-230-3606

Official Distributors of: Penreco Candle Gels
Members: IGCA, National Candle Association

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