Candle making can be a lot of fun and a great thing to do once you have the skills and knowledge of how to make candles correctly. One of the key fundamentals to starting the candle making process is finding a great wax. There are many options to choose from, and finding your favorite wax is as simple as trying a few to see what works best for you! Today I will cover a few of the different kinds of wax available for purchase online or at your local craft store.
Our second batch of artistic candles were created by using milk cartons as well. She called them Lacey Candles, and when they were finished, they did indeed look like lace. Once the wax was melted, the color and the fragrance added she filled up the cartons with ice. When the wax was poured and had dried, the candles did look like small squares of lace.
When you are making a candle mold, it is important to make sure that the container you choose to use is lined with wax somehow. As a safety precaution you do not want to use regular cardboard, since this can be a fire hazard, as well as a mess since the paper cardboard will soak up the hot wax. You will want to choose something that will be easy to peel off of your finished candle product.
Here is some easy sand candle making instructions for you. Next time you go on a journey to a beach, make sure you carry some sand with you back home; else, you can also buy some sand, paraffin wax and wicks from a craft store. The sand should be put in a large bowl, and an indention should be made in it. The paraffin needs to be cut into pieces. After that, it needs to be heated in a vacant coffee tin placed over a pot of boiling water. Once the wax is melted, the can is to be lifted, and the wax needs to be poured into the indention made in the sand. Wick is to be placed and pushed into the sand candle. After cooling it, remove it from the sand bowl.
If you want to try something beyond the standard aluminum mold, there are a number of options. One choice is polyurethane Epic Workshops molds. These are cheaper than their silicone cousins. They are flexible, but do not stretch that well. The polyurethane tends to have a strong aroma, and this sometimes gets into the candle. So, if you’re intending to make a scented candle, you do not want the aroma to be contaminated. But, if you use a releasing agent as with the aluminum molds, you can create some great pillar and taper candles.
Candles fall into several categories ranging from formal to informal presentations. The setting and purpose of the candle dictates type of mold for the job.
For example, let’s say you would like to make an apple candle in September for the fall season. You could search and find apple molds and buy them, or, why not make candle making molds from a real apple?
Soy wax is considered as the most popular candle making. There are a couple of reasons why soy wax is all the rage. First, because it is plant based, it’s renewable. It lacks a natural scent unlike beeswax. This makes it perfect as a base for fragrance candles. On that same note, essential oils mix particularly well with soy, and should be considered for any type of aromatherapy candles. The wax gives off fragrance better than any of the other wax types. Lastly, soy wax is very popular because of its very high smoke point, which makes it possible for the candle to burn without giving off soot nearly as much as the other wax types. The biggest drawback to this candle making wax is that it tends to be more expensive and more difficult to find.