If you are interested in learning how to make candles at home, then I would like to welcome you on my candle making DIY page. Candle making is fun and rewarding especially if you are good at it. The satisfaction you get from adding fragrances or colors is priceless. If this is your first time making candles at home, it can be overwhelming to think about all of the things you have to buy or make. It can be very confusing and a great way to learn is to start with a kit.
If you are planning on making candles at home, you might want to look into some candle making DIY kits that include a container, a scent or molds. One of the most popular kits is called melt and pour, it uses a glass jar with a solid bottom and the lid is a concave marble shaped container. Inside you will find the necessary ingredients for your candles.
You will need to gather the following items: container, scent or carrier oil, marble bowl, funnel, binder said, fragrance, and marble pieces. To begin your candle making DIY project you will have to melt down your wax. melt it in the microwave. Some suggest heating it to room temperature. You don’t want it to be hot.
After your wax has melted, pour it into your container, concave part way down. Then you will want to add your scent or carrier oil, a drier fragrance if you chose or even another scent if it’s available. Then you will want to set your wax in the bowl.
Using the marble spoon draw the wax into your concave container. You will then add the waxes to the wicks, starting with the lighter waxes first then working your way up the waxes. Be sure that you cover all of the wicks. If any wicks are left over just repeat the melting and pouring process.
Candle makers like using the internet for their candle making projects. There are several different suppliers online. It is important to review the information they provide. Many supply companies will only offer a small amount of wax at a time. This makes it hard to keep your candles light without melting them.
Candle makers may be able to purchase candle wax online and have it shipped directly to their place. But for the most part candle making projects should be done at home. You can find candle supply companies in your area through the phone book and on the internet. Most supply companies have a website with detailed instructions for their candles. You can also go to the websites of some major candle makers like Ivory coast, Willemstad, and Greenfield.
For this type of project it is important to have a wide variety of candle wicks, reed diffusers, and jars. You can find containers in different shapes and sizes that fit all of your candle wick needs. You can use an olive or aluminum container for color candles or a glass container for white or clear candles. A reed diffuser has reed pieces inside so that when the wick is burned it spreads the seed bits into the candle.
If you want to create natural candles you will need essential oils. There are different essential oils that go into natural candles and you will need to purchase the right ones for your project. Essential oils are very concentrated. So, when you make natural candles it is very important that you pour the essential oils directly into the jar with your wick. Essential oils are very strong and you can use the wrong ones on a candle wick and have the candle fall apart.
If you are going to make soy candles you will need a jar, container, or a wick. Soy wax is a wax that is made from soy beans. Soy wax candles are very nice because they don’t change in scent and they burn very clean. The only real disadvantage to making soy candles is that you have to buy the soy wax. Once you have the wax you can make candles of any scent you choose.
Another advantage to making your candles this way is that the wicks don’t split. Novak said that if the wicks were split they would not burn as well. This means you get more of your candle burning time with the novack said. He also said that you don’t have to worry about whether the wicks are spaced evenly or not. This means that you can control the smell of each candle and not have it smell like the other candle. This is a big advantage.