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Supplies For Candle Making

Jul 16, 2008
Over the past few years, candle making has become extremely popular. The art of candle making is not only fun, it's extremely interesting as well. You can involve your kids in this art, since its so much of fun. Candles are perfect as decorative pieces for home, they are also make great gifts to gift someone. In order to start off with your candle making, you need to have the right materials and supplies. These include candle molds, wicks, wax, and fragrance. The candle mold is the one of the most important things that you need, so you need to find the right type of candle mold.

While selecting the candle mold, try and opt for one which you can relate to. Its the candle mold that gives the candle its shape, so choosing the right type of mold is essential. Having zeroed in on the candle mold, next purchase some candle wax, wicks etc. If you want to make some beeswax candles, then you would need to purchase some beeswax. Beeswax is considered to be a superior material for making candles, however it can be quite pricey. Beeswax however has a lot of positive aspects to it. For starters, its a natural product and does not leave out those awful vapors that leave you sick and nauseous, they have a longer burning time, moreover you get a pleasant faint smell of honey. All these features, makes beeswax worth the high price.

Alternatively you can just use gel instead of wax, thus leaving out the wax. Gel candles are quite trendy today, and are extremely attractive to look at.

Where can you buy your supplies for candle making? Pretty much most of it is available at most Art & Craft stores. You can buy some colored wax if you want to make a candle of various candles. You can buy candle molds of various shapes and sizes. There are many available in the market, you can just pick the ones that catch your fancy. The seamless aluminum molds are quite in vogue these days, as they slip right out of the mold, without the need for polishing or trimming.

The wax that you'll need, depends on the type of mold that you have. For example, pillar waxes due to their higher melting point, need to be used with pillars. Votive waxes are intended to be use with votive metal candle holders. Container waxes, are meant for pots or holders, as they shouldn't be free standing pieces due to their low melting points. So its essential that you choose the right type of wax, which is intended for particular types of candle molds. You can also purchase a variety of different fragrances such as vanilla, fruity flavors, musk etc.

If your serious about your candle making, it makes sense to purchase candle making supplies, such as wicks, wax etc in bulk. This way you can avail of wholesale rates as well. Some retailers will also offer you huge discounts, of you buy larger quantities of supply. There are plenty of online stores where you can buy candle making supplies. These are convenient as your supplies are shipped right up to your doorstep. Online stores also give you various discounts.

If your just starting off and are not sure what type of supplies to go in for, you can go in for a candle making kit which has all the necessary supplies. Its ideal for beginners.
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For more tips and techniques on candle making then why not visit our craft information site or if you are new to candle making take a look at the Step by step candle making guide.
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