Add a section on Candle Making Tips
Candle Making Tips:
1. Be sure to measure your wax and additives accurately for the best results.
2. Select a wax melt temperature that is compatible with the design of your candle, typically 130-180°F.
3. When adding fragrance oil, start with a small amount and then adjust as needed while the wax is still in liquid form.
4. Choose your wick size based on the diameter of your container so that it will burn at a safe rate.
5. Keep an eye on temperatures when melting the wax and use a thermometer if possible.
6. To create multicolored candles, add layers of colored dye chips or try using natural pigments such as clays, spices, flowers or essential oils to make unique designs.
7. Once you have added all desired components to your soy wax, allow it to cool slowly before pouring it into containers or molds in order to minimize air bubbles and achieve the desired texture & shape for perfect candles!
Include a Resources Section
1. Candleworks – https://www.candleworks.com/soy-wax/ – Online supplier for all of your soy wax candle making needs, including a wide variety of waxes, fragrances, dyes, and other supplies.
2. The Candlemakers Store – https://candlemakerstore.com/collections/soy-waxes – Selection of different quality soy waxes and blends for the candlemaker with helpful descriptions to aid in making the best selection for the desired project.
3. Natures Garden Candles – https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/Candle_Making_Supplies/Soy_Wax – Offering online classes and materials to learn and practice good techniques in candlemaking with helpful tips on selection, melting points, amount of scent required and more alongside their wide selection of soy waxes.
4. MakingYourOwnCandles.Com ” https://makingyourowncandles.com/soy-candle-making-supplies ” A comprehensive range of tutorials and articles on the basics of soy candlemaking from novice to expert level, printables for labeling your finished products as well as resources for where to find equipment, supplies, scent and dyeing solutions needed for successful projects using soy wax
Add a section on Troubleshooting
1. If your wax is too soft or melting too quickly: Consider using a harder wax blend, raising the pour temperature slightly so that it has more time to cool before topping off. Adding small amounts of paraffin wax to the mix can also increase the hardness of the finished candle.
2. If your wicks are not staying lit properly: Try trimming them back to 1/4 inch, as well as ensuring they’re positioned evenly in each container before pouring your wax. You can also try increasing the size of the wick, using a wick specifically designed for soy wax, and reducing air movement near the candle while it’s burning.
3. If your candles have excess smoke when burning or erratic flames: Make sure you’re keeping the wicks trimmed for all candles, as well as trying different sized wicks ” either larger or smaller than you would normally use, depending on their flame size. Airflow near the candles may also be an issue, so close any drafts such as windows that may be introducing cold air to the room and stirring up heat buildup around the flame.
Include an FAQs Section
FAQs ” Soy Wax Candle Making
Q: What is soy wax?
A: Soy wax is a vegetable-based wax made from the oil of soybeans. It has recently become popular among candle makers as it is cleaner burning, non-toxic and renewable compared to other types of paraffin and beeswax.
Q: What are the benefits of soy wax?
A: Soy wax produces candles that burn slower and more evenly than those made with other types of wax, making them more cost-efficient in the long-run. Additionally, they’re easy to clean up after use as they’re soybean based, making them biodegradable and safe for most any surface. Finally, eco-friendly candle makers tend to prefer soy candles as they are made from a renewable resource.
Q: What supplies do I need for a soy wax candle making project?
A: The basic supplies you’ll need for a successful project include soy wax, wicks with pre-attached tabs, glass containers or molds (if wanting to make pillar candles), fragrances or essential oils (optional), thermometer (optional) and any decorative items you want to use such as dye blocks or glitter. Every maker will also need use something to melt their wax – an old pot on your stovetop, double boiler setup or specialty warmer meant just for melting down your ingredients will all work!
In-Depth Instructional Tutorials
This section aims to provide in-depth information and instruction on how to make several different types of soy wax candles. These tutorials will cover topics such as melting soy wax, adding scent, choosing the right materials for construction, creating unique shapes and sizes, trouble shooting common issues that come up during the candlemaking process, and how to properly package the finished product. This will be supplemented with step-by-step visual instructional images to help the reader along. The goal is for readers who go through these tutorials to gain confidence in their candle making abilities so they can experiment and create even more individualized creations. Detailed videos may also be included which demonstrate the entire process from start to finish. Once readers have a solid understanding of these theories, then they will have no problem crafting homemade soy wax candles that look store bought.
Include Examples of Soy Wax Decorations
Examples of soy wax decorations include:
Adding essential oils for fragrance, swirls for a marbled effect, embedding items like flowers and twigs, layering multiple colors, adding glitter or dyes to achieve a desired color, and drizzling with a scented oil or other material. People can also use various molds such as metals tins or glass containers, to create shapes such as hearts, stars or animals. Alternatively they can even make free-standing pillars or votives.
Link to Recommended Soy Wax Brands
Soy wax is a favorite for candle makers because it is a renewable resource and contains no petroleum, unnatural additives or dyes. Soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin or beeswax. It also produces a cooler burning candle with a slow, consistent fragrance release. Additionally, soy wax has an easier clean up since it’s water soluble when melted.
When selecting the right soy wax for your candles, you should consider several factors such as the type of candle you intend to create, the desired aesthetic (i.e., if you want soft or hard candles), scent throw, melting temperature and cost. Below is a list of some of the most popular brands available online:
1. NatureWax C3: C3 is an eco-friendly blended wax specifically designed for use in making container candles, tea lights and votives.
2. EcoSoya CB-Advanced: CB-Advanced is an all natural 100% soy wax blend that performs well in container candles
3. Golden Wax 415: 415 is an easy to work with traditional soy blend wax perfect for creating container candles and pillars
4. EcoSoya Pillar Blend: Pillar Blend has a unique stiff texture and is great for use in making unity candles and flameless votives
5. Beeswax & Soy Container Blend: This blend uses both beeswax and soy to give your candles a smoother texture with both white beading and yellow color throughout
6. Soy10 Wax Blends: This special line of 10 different blends are designed to give each candle maker the ability customize their own product specifically tailored to their needs
Welcome to my candle making blog! In this blog, I will be sharing my tips and tricks for making candles. I will also be sharing some of my favorite recipes.