Candle Making Supplies Checklist

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Tools for candle making include wicks, wick pins and whisks, clippers, melting pots or double-boilers, thermometers, pouring pitchers and ladles/spoons. Safety is always important when working with hot wax. Wear heat-resistant gloves to avoid burning your skin when handling hot wax. Make sure that your work area is well ventilated so any fumes can disperse easily and that you are not working in an enclosed space. When using an open flame (e.g. a lighter) make sure you have a fire extinguisher at hand and never leave the area while the flame is lit. When using double boilers keep water levels low enough to prevent spilling of hot wax onto surfaces that can get damaged as it hardens quickly. Use a metal thermometer to monitor the temperature of your wax – it should never exceed 200 F (93 C). Finally, use clippers on metal-threaded wicks and regular scissors on cotton-threaded ones and always leave enough length at the end for trimming uniform candles once they have cooled down.

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Safety is an important aspect of candle making. Before you start making candles, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

1. Ensure that you have a clear working space with no flammable objects or materials nearby.

2. Wear protective clothing such as an apron, goggles and gloves when handling wax and other supplies.

3. Use tools such as tongs when dealing with hot wax, wicks and wick sticks so that you don’t accidentally cause a fire or burn yourself.

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4. Extinguish all flames before pouring the molten wax into the container or adding the fragrances to avoid any risks of explosions or fire. Also make sure to keep the area well ventilated while burning your candles in order to prevent any release of soot into the air.

5.Always work with candles on a heat-resistant surface away from any flammable substances or fabrics such as curtains and drapes.

6. Do not leave your candles unattended for too long when lit and be sure to blow them out before leaving the room or going to bed at night.

Suggested projects

1. Mason Jar Scented Candles: You can use colored candles, mason jars, a wick and your choice of scented oils to make beautiful scented mason jar candles.

2. Decorative Pillar Candles: Pillar candles are easy to make as you just need wax, a wick, dyes for color and essential oils for scent. These can be decorated with embellishments to create unique designs!

3. Layered Nativity Candles: For this project you will need white wax, glass containers of various sizes, a wick, dye blocks and fragrance oils (for optional scenting). You can simply layer the different wax colors into the glasses to create a fun nativity scene!

4. Soy Container Candles: You can make container candles using soy wax flakes which is great as it’s all natural and eco friendly! You’ll also need wicks and fragrance oil of your preference.

5. Flameless Wax Melts: Wax melts are an easy way to fill any space with scent without having an open flame but still making use of fragrances that you love! All you need is wax beads (which come in all different colors) along with fragrance oil if desired.

6. Scented Votive Tealights: Tealight holders are ideal for votive scented candles because their small size makes it easy to customize them with different colors or scents. To make these combine paraffin wax pellets with some essential oil and pour into your tealight holder.
7. Upcycled Tin Can Candle Holders: Save up some tin cans from the recycling bin and wash them out before sanding down sharp edges! Then attach wicks in each candle holder before pouring in melted wax- your own recycled candle holders!

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There are lots of ways to get creative and explore different techniques with candle making supplies. For starters, you can buy an all-in-one starter kit that comes with the essential elements, such as wax, wicks and dye. This makes it easy to get started on your first project with minimal fuss. Alternatively, you can source your own supplies, such as dyes and molds, from online suppliers or craft stores.



Once you have the basics down, try experimenting with different types of wax; some common choices include beeswax, soy wax and paraffin wax. Also consider using a variety of colors and scents for added creativity – whether it’s peppermint for a refreshing christmas candle or lavender for something more calming.

If you’re up for an extra challenge, there are plenty of inventive projects available to explore – such as carving designs into your candles or creating custom hand painted candles with oils and pigments. You can even cast large pillar candles by building a homemade mould from simple materials like plaster of paris! Whichever technique you choose, just have fun and let your imagination run wild.



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