Pouring Pillar Candles
Step 1 Choosing the Proper Wax
There is no need for additives to the 3 waxes mentioned below.
Pillar Wax OK-6228
Is a specialty blended wax designed to produce
candles with vibrant colors and a glossy finish.
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 color. The flat
braided wicks generally work best with Pillar Candles.
|18 Ply or
|24 Ply or
|30 Ply or
||15 Ply or
|21 Ply or
|24 Ply or
Step 5 Shaping Up With Molds
The selection of candle molds is extensive and allows different
shapes and sizes to be made. Mold types including aluminum,
polycarbonate and polyurethane. The type of candle you desire
to make will dictate which molds to use.
Great for standard round, square, Octagon and the new, exciting Oval.
Made of quality polycarbonate, these molds are great to use for unique and
geometric shaped candles. Polycarbonate molds will generally enhance the gloss
of the candle.
These molds are used when you want to make special shapes such as Apples, Oranges,
Bee Hives and other designs. The most popular mold in this design is the Rose
Floater and the Tea
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.
Bar (needed only with aluminum molds)
This bar is used to secure the wick on top of the mold
Plugs (needed only with aluminum molds)
Great for sealing the bottom of the mold.
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.