Candle Making With Soy And Candle Wax
Candle DIY is becoming a very popular hobby. One reason why that is so is the increased awareness of the importance of recycling. People are starting to take more notice of the plastic bottles and other items they discard in their daily life. Candle making is not just a way of keeping your home warm or creating a soothing ambience for a candlelit dinner. With the increasing interest in natural and organic candles, it has become easier to incorporate various fragrances, as well as other beneficial waxes. Candle making can be a very relaxing and rewarding hobby.
One thing that makes candle diy so appealing is the wide range of fragrances available. Not only are there many exotic varieties, but there are everyday scents, too. You can choose to create candles that have just the right scent for every season of the year. When fall turns into winter turns into spring, you can create candles with some floral scent to give them a fresh scent. When spring turns into summer turns into fall, you can create candles with a mixture of different scents, such as cinnamon and apple.
Other types of candles you can create with candle diy include those that incorporate essential oils. Essential oils are fragrance-rich extracts from herbs and plants. Many people prefer to use these because they do not contain any chemical preservatives or additives. They also provide a distinct scent, one that many people find comforting and pleasing. Essential oils can be mixed with essential wax, which is a clear liquid, and then poured into wicks.
When you create candles with essential oil as a main ingredient, it is important that the wicks you use match the fragrance as closely as possible. For example, tea tree and lavender will blend if they are scented similar. If you want to create candle diy using tea, for example, you need to choose a tea tree essential oil to base your scent on. If you want a stronger aroma, however, you need to use a stronger essential oil.
Of course, the scent of any candle can be completely ruined if the wick is made of cotton. Cotton wicks are prone to catching fire and being ruined, so you would be well advised to choose a wick material that was as safe as possible. Choosing a solid wood core for your candle diy makes sense because it will absorb more scents. It is almost always better to choose a core made from a hardwood than a softwood core, as this makes a difference when it comes to how the candle smells.
If you want to make a candle that matches any sort of occasion, whether it is a birthday, holiday, romantic or anything else, you should definitely consider making one using scented essential oils. These can be created by mixing equal parts of liquid scented essential oil and hot wax and pouring into your mold. Once you pour the wax mixture into the mold, cover it with a silicone sealant and let it set overnight. The next morning, remove the silicone sealant and pour the soy wax mixture into your candle.
Another way to use soy and candle wax for your DIY candles is to make your own frosted candle jars. You can buy frosted candle jars at a craft store or online and then simply melt down a container of your favorite scent (for example, vanilla) and pour it into a new jar. If you want a more unique scent, you could also try combining different scents together–use a combination of lavender and peppermint for a great fragrance, or mix some teal and orange together for a sweet aroma. Frost the tops of the jar and then place inside your CD player or radio–you’ll be surprised at how lovely these candle jars will smell once they have melted down.
Finally, if you find that scent has worn off on some of your scented candles, you can simply melt some more of that same scent and put it into your candle making bottle. For example, if you made your Hot Apple Candles in a glass oval, and they are now worn down to a matte finish, you can melt down some of the apple cider vinegar and pour it into a new bottle. Just be sure that you first put the scent neutralizing candle diy blend into the jar, before you add the vinegar–it will ruin the entire candle. Once you’ve finished melting down your new candle, just pour it into your beautiful wicker basket or other container and you’re done! Enjoy!