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Tips On Candle Making From Home

Jun 11, 2008
Stop and think about that scented candle before you make your purchase. Why pay those retail prices for home decor candles when you can make your own candles in the comfort of your own home, with you very own hands? That is right.

You can enjoy candle making and you will not have to break the bank to purchase the supplies. Not only will you have a beautiful paraffin wax or beeswax candles, you can also have many more of them for the same price as that one retail store candle.

Step one for candle making is assembling the required ingredients that you will need. You must decide at this point whether you will be using paraffin wax, soy wax or beeswax. The paraffin is the most commonly used wax for candles.

Soy wax has the added advantage of being naturally made from soy beans and it is easily cleaned up with soap and water. Beeswax does not require melting. Simply wrap the wax sheets around the wick and press with your fingers to seal it.

So let's say you are going to use paraffin wax. You will also need: wicks, molds, scented oil for fragrance, something in which you can melt the wax, dyes and putty. Once you have assembled the necessary ingredients it is time to begin by melting the wax.

Please be careful and try not to burn the wax or yourself. Once the wax is melted you will want to work quickly before the wax has time to cool. It is at this point that you add the scented oils and dyes; crayons actually work great for color.

Now comes time for your wick. Insert the wick into the mold and through the opposite end. Secure the wick in place with the putty and wrap the remaining wick outside of the mold around a pencil to hold the wick in place. Now carefully pour the wax into the mold.

Once you have the wax in place, it will need to harden. Do not mess with the candle until it is fully solidified. Do not try to speed the process along, as it will take several hours and perhaps even overnight. Once it is hard you can light and enjoy.

Candle making is a great way to spend an afternoon indoors with your family. Everyone can make their candle and enjoy spending quality time together.

Just take proper precautions if you are making candles with young children so that they are not burned. You can spend that extra money that you saved by making your own homemade candle and buy a decorative candle holder to display your masterpiece.
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