Making your own candles can be easy with some simple candle making instructions. The unequaled appeal and ethereal beauty that candles have never seem to die out in the heart of people. With a variety of gorgeous candles available in the market, it might appear to be unusual if you seek to make them with your own hands. However, the personal touch which is otherwise missing in the ready made ones can surely be imparted if you create your very own candles at home, whether you want to decorate your own home with them or gift them to a dear one.
A carving knife, a thermometer, some gel wax, a zinc wick, wick tab, fragrance oils, color dyes, a metal spoon, a glass container or candle mold, and some newspapers. Ready to begin?
Gel. Of course, you are making this candle so would need gel. That’s the most important thing you’ll ever need. But how will you know what gel to use? Hmm. Gels are essentially the same. The only difference between gels is the density. Gels come in low, medium and high density.
Paraffin wax believe it or not comes from petroleum. When petroleum (which is crude oil) is refined (purified) one of the extracts is paraffin wax. Since oil is a hydrocarbon (an organic chemical containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms) so is paraffin a hydrocarbon compound. There are different grades of paraffin with different melting points.
Soy Candle making Singapore is indeed an art form and is a pretty easy and straightforward process from start to finish. Having said it will take a bit of practice to produce the right candle each and every time. The process is a simple one consisting of melting the wax, including the color and scents you like then pouring the wax into the container or mold of your choice. Lastly, once the wax starts to harden add the wick to the container and then allowing it to set. Be sure and brace the wick straight if the wick starts to lean during the set up process.
Fragrance oils. To put more life to your gel candle, add some fragrance oils that are relaxing, stress free and can give a soothing sensation when you light your candle. There are a lot of supplies in the market. Manufacturers and suppliers recommend fragrance with a flash point of 200 degrees. When adding fragrance, make sure it complements the kind of density gel you are using and make sure that it is not flammable.
After your molds are prepped you’re ready to focus on the scents. For the cinnamon and nutmeg candles you’ll just add the fresh spices to the wax, so those are easy. The only scent that we need to make is the pumpkin, and it is much easier than you’d think.
I had the wicks all set, and poured the wax into some large glass vases I had found at a garage sale. I was pleasantly surprised as the addition of the flowers and the coffee beans gave the candles a rich texture that you could see through the glass. And viola! my first scented candle making venture turned out to be quite successful. In the future, I will be working with candle making molds that work for holiday themes such as Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as molds that simply say Get Well or Happy Birthday. The possibilities are endless with the options of molds you can find. Many of the candles I make are simply the right color for my home. Adding scents to candles is not difficult, and in doing so you create a complete and wonderfully aromatic addition to your home for all occasions.