Additional Information about Candle Making Supplies
Candle making requires a specific set of supplies to create desirable results. In addition to wax, wicks are an important part of the candle making equation, as the wrong size or type of wick can lead to under or over burning. Finding the right size and type for your candles is critical for optimal burning. The size of the candle container can influence why certain sized wicks work best; soy wax candles, for example, require a larger wick than paraffin or beeswax.
Moulds are another necessary component in candle making and come in various shapes and sizes. Some moulds are rigid while others are more flexible giving variety to the range of possibilities when it comes to designing your own candles. Moulds need to be carefully chosen based on the intended usage, since some come in tall standing designs while others are flattened or crescent shaped which creates shorter burntime candles that may be used more efficiently as tealights or votives. Knowing which mould will suit your needs best is essential when shopping around for supplies in Toronto.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Candle Making Safety
When it comes to candle making safety in Toronto, there are a few simple but important rules to follow.
1. Make sure you heat wax in an appropriate vessel that is made for the purpose of melting wax and pour the wax into your molds or containers carefully. You should never try to directly melt wax on the stove or burner because it can cause uncontrolled temperatures, which can lead to fires.
2. To keep yourself safe while handling melted wax, always use protective gloves and clothing when working with hot wax or when dealing with potentially splattering materials. Potholders and other items should be used when transferring vessels of hot liquid as well.
3. Use caution when picking the right wick size for your project ” too large a wick may cause over-burning, while too small may not create enough flame to reach full fire potential. To pick the correct size, you need either understand what size of container you’re using or consult a chart designed specifically for this purpose from professional candle suppliers in Toronto.
4. Prior to actually completing a candle project, make sure that your work area is completely free from clutter or combustible articles such as drapery material and furniture covers; these could easily catch fire if within close range of an active flame source like a burning wick without you noticing it quickly enough for adequate response time for extinguishment
5. Always test candles before leaving them unsupervised ” burn their wicks and observe how they burn, extinguish them once satisfied with their performance and properly store them away in a cool dry place!
Recipe Ideas for Different Types of Candles
Pillar Candles: For making pillar candles, you’ll need wax, wick, double-boiler (or a pot with a smaller one that fits in it), and molds.
1. Prepare the mold by spraying with a release agent and insert the wick.
2. Melt the wax flakes over low heat in your double boiler until the wax is liquid.
3. Once melted, check that the temperature of the wax reaches 160 degrees Celsius (320F) to ensure proper melting for a nice even look.
4. Pour warm wax into your molds and ensure there are no air pockets or gaps around the wick area where air can circulate from outside of the mold which may create imperfections in the finished candle shape when cooled.
5. Set aside to cool for about 4 hours before releasing from mold.
6. Pillar candles are completed once fully cooled and ready to light up!
Links to Resources in the Candle Making Community
1. Candle Making – A Beginner’s Guide by Toronto Candle Co.: https://torontocandleco.com/pages/candle-making-a-beginners-guide
2. DIY Scented Candle Tutorial by CDJ Creations: https://www.cdjcreations.com/diy-scented-candles/
3. The Science Of Candle Making by The Science Company: https://www.sciencecompany.com/The-Science-of-Candle-Making–W853.aspx
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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.