Candle making at home is easy and a lot of fun. Candles can make beautiful, elegant yet very affordable gifts. Today, with the help of the internet, anyone can just order the supplies needed for making candles which can even be more superior to many popular brands. Included in this article are simple and easy steps in the candle making procedures, don't worry, there really is nothing to it so just have fun.
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Make sure to prepare these materials before you begin with your candle making adventure: crock pot or a double broiler, thermometer, candle wax chips, glass container with lid, wick, essential oils or scented candle oils and food coloring. Just a reminder before you start making your candles to keep a careful watch at your wax, keep it away from flame for it can catch fire.
Using a crock pot or double broiler heat the wax and when the wax reaches 160 degrees, mix the scented oil and stir. While the wax is heating, you can pre-heat the candle jar in the oven on lowest setting. This way the wax will adhere better to the jar. After the wax has melted, take the glass candle jar out of the oven and carefully pour the candle ingredients into the jar. You must leave a room at the top so that the lid will fit and save a little wax for topping off.
After that, straighten the wick and lower the metal disk base into the melted wax and try your best to put the disk as close to the center of the candle as possible. Allow the candle to cool down to where there is a semi hardened crust on top and then take the wick and adjust it so that it is centered in the jar. Let the candle cool completely at room temperature, this would take as much as six hours.
You can now trim the wick to about a quarter inch and there you go, your very own custom candle is ready for you to enjoy. You can also try making candles using different containers such as porcelain, brass cans or anything that will withstand the intense heat from the plane. There you go, candle making at home is very easy, if in case you didn't like the finish product, the good thing about it is that you can always reheat the wax and start over again.