Making A Striped Candle
Candles are one of the simplest and most versatile items that you can make. Not only do they provide light, but they can also be used as a decoration or a scent diffuser. In this tutorial, we will be making a striped candle.
-Sticks or skewers
-Paint or dye
To make a striped candle, you will need:
-Sticks or skewers
-Paint or dye
You can find all of these supplies at your local craft store.
The first step is to dye your wax. You can use any type of paint or dye that you want, but I recommend using a liquid dye so that it is easier to mix. I am using a pink dye for this tutorial.
Next, melt your wax. You can use a microwave or a stovetop, but I recommend using a microwave because it is easier and faster.
Once the wax has melted, add the dye. I recommend adding just a little bit at a time and stirring it in until you get the desired color.
Now it is time to add the wicks. I like to use sticks or skewers because they are easy to work with, but you can use any type of wire or metal rod that you want.
Stick the wicks in to the wax and make sure that they are standing up straight.
Now it is time to pour the wax in to the container. I like to use a measuring cup so that I can make sure that the wax is evenly distributed.
Once the wax has been poured in to the container, wait a few minutes for it to cool and then add the second color. I am using a light blue for this tutorial.
Stir the wax until it is evenly mixed and then let it cool.
Once the wax has cooled, you can trim the wicks to the desired length.
And your candle is finished!
How To Choose Fragrance Oils For Candle Making
When it comes to candle making, fragrance oils are an essential ingredient. They add scent to the candles and make them more appealing to the senses. However, with so many different fragrance oils on the market, it can be difficult to decide which ones to use. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right fragrance oils for your candles:
1. Consider the type of candle you are making.
When choosing fragrance oils for candles, it is important to consider the type of candle you are making. If you are making a soy candle, for example, you will want to use a soy-compatible fragrance oil. If you are making a beeswax candle, you will want to use a beeswax-compatible fragrance oil.
2. Consider the scent of the candle.
Another thing to consider when choosing fragrance oils is the scent of the candle. If you are looking for a floral scent, for example, you will want to choose a fragrance oil that has a floral scent. If you are looking for a woodsy scent, you will want to choose a fragrance oil that has a woodsy scent.
3. Consider the strength of the scent.
Another thing to consider when choosing fragrance oils is the strength of the scent. Some fragrance oils are more potent than others. If you want a candle with a strong scent, you will want to choose a fragrance oil that is more potent. If you want a candle with a mild scent, you will want to choose a fragrance oil that is less potent.
4. Consider the price.
Finally, when choosing fragrance oils for candles, you will want to consider the price. Some fragrance oils are more expensive than others. If you are on a budget, you will want to choose a fragrance oil that is less expensive.
How To Make Soy Wax For Candle Making
Making your own soy wax is a great way to save money on your candles, and it’s also a lot of fun! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make soy wax from scratch.
You will need:
6. Measuring cups and spoons
8. Candle wicks
9. Candle jars
To make soy wax, you first need to start with soybeans. I recommend using organic soybeans, because they are non-GMO and they have a lower environmental impact. You can find organic soybeans at most health food stores.
Once you have your soybeans, you will need to soak them in water overnight. This will help soften the beans and make them easier to blend.
The next step is to blend the soybeans. I recommend using a blender, because it will create a smoother wax. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor or a mortar and pestle.
Once the soybeans are blended, you will need to strain them. I recommend using a fine mesh strainer, because it will remove any bits of bean skin that may still be in the wax.
The next step is to cook the soy wax. I recommend using a pot, because it will help keep the wax at a consistent temperature. You will need to heat the wax to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the wax is heated, you can add the wicks. I recommend using cotton wicks, because they are the most absorbent. You will need to attach the wicks to the candle jars, and then you can pour the wax in to the jars.
Once the wax has cooled, you can light your candles and enjoy!
Making Candles Science Experiment
Candles have been around for centuries, and for good reason. They are a convenient and affordable way to create light. But what is inside a candle? How do they work?
To answer these questions, we will need to do a little bit of science.
Candles are made of wax, which is a type of hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbons are made of molecules of hydrogen and carbon. The carbon atoms form a chain, and the hydrogen atoms attach to the carbon atoms.
When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax. The molten wax then flows up the wick. The heat of the flame vaporizes the liquid wax, and the vaporized wax is drawn up the wick. The heat of the flame then ignites the vaporized wax, and the candle burns.
The flame of a candle is fueled by a reaction called combustion. In combustion, a fuel (in this case, the wax) combines with oxygen from the air to create heat, light, water vapor, and carbon dioxide.
So why does the flame of a candle flicker?
The flame of a candle is not a single, steady flame. It is made up of a series of small flames, called flameslets. The flamelets are all at different distances from the wick, and they all have different temperatures.
The flamelets that are closest to the wick are the hottest, and they are the ones that do the most of the burning. The flamelets that are farther away from the wick are cooler, and they do not contribute as much to the burning of the wax.
Because the flamelets are at different distances from the wick, and because they have different temperatures, they do not all ignite at the same time. This causes the flame of a candle to flicker.
Making Youself Hoodoo Reversing Candles
There are many reasons you may want to make a hoodoo reversing candle. Perhaps you feel like you are being hexed or jinxed, or someone has put a curse on you. Maybe you have been doing some things you aren’t supposed to and you need to undo the harmful magic that has been sent your way. In any case, making a reversing candle is a simple way to help clear away any negative energies that may be affecting you.
To make a reversing candle, you will need:
A white candle
Anointing oil (such as lavender, rose, or frankincense)
A black marker
First, anoint the candle with the anointing oil. Rub the oil into the candle from the middle out, visualizing the negative energies being drawn out and away from you. Then, use the black marker to draw a reversed pentagram (a five-pointed star with one point down) on the candle. This symbol will help to reverse any negative energies that are sent your way.
Then, light the candle and say a prayer or mantra asking for protection and help in clearing away any negative energies. You can also call on your favorite saints or angels for assistance. Allow the candle to burn completely, then discard the remains in a safe place.
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.