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Types of Fuel Sources:
1. Candles – Candles can be used for the candle heater, and a variety of scented or unscented, traditional or non-traditional candles can be chosen.
Soy wax can help create a significantly cleaner burn and reduce soot when burning a candle in an enclosed space such as this candle heater design.
2. Lamp Oil – Lamp oil is another fuel source option which causes no smoke, odor, and only produces water vapor when burned. It is important to be mindful that lamp oil should not be used with any metal container designs as it has been known to cause corrosion.
3. Alcohol – Alcohol is also one choice as a fuel source for this type of heater, however one must be cautious when using any flammable liquid and use it in a safe manner within an open flame environment. Ethanol fuels produce less soot than other lighting options, but they are still known to create visible emissions when burned over extended time periods.
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Variations of Candle Heaters:
1. Mason Jar Candles (No Terracotta): Similar to the standard candle heater, mason jar candles do not require a terracotta pot. To create one, simply place the desired number of mason jar candles into a container with lids or tops that can be opened and closed. Place an additional container, such as a tin can, over the candles and add in water for increased heat output. The insulated container will help to retain heat for even more efficient burning.
2. Tea Light Candles (No Terracotta): Another option for those looking to make their own candle heater without using any terracotta is tea light candles. Simply place the desired number of tea lights inside a large metal bowl or another heat-resistant material and set them on top of an adjustable stand or bricks if needed. The bowl will act as an insulator so that more heat is retained during use. Additionally, adding sand around the perimeter of the bowl may help increase heat output further.
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Maintenance & Care:
To keep your candle heater in optimal condition, it is important to inspect the wick, wax and cooling system regularly:
– Check for frayed or burnt wicks. Replace them when necessary.
– Remove any residue from the wax or cooling system as soon as you spot it.
– Keep the base of your candle heater clean and free from dust by wiping off any dust particles with a damp cloth.
– If you notice any problems with the performance of your heater, such as smoke or flames coming out of the top, turn it off immediately and seek professional help if necessary.
– To store your candle heater properly during non-use, wrap it in a thick blanket or fabric pouch and place it in an area away from heat sources or direct sunlight.
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.