With candle making becoming more and more the hobby of choice among crafters, different types of candle making molds have become more accessible in the market these days. Choosing which mold is best suited to the hobbyists’ needs requires an understanding of these different types of molds.
Step # 3. Now take the cotton wick and lay it flat across the beeswax sheet. Make sure that it is perfectly aligned at the edge of the sheet. You are also going to want to make sure that the wick is sticking past the sheet on both ends.
Soy candle making has become more popular in recent times because as individuals study soy wax they are learning many exciting and natural benefits to other waxes. Soy wax is made out of partially hydrogenated soybean oil and is a pure and renewable resource. Furthermore, soy wax is completely biodegradable and non-poisonous. This makes it an environmentally friendly alternative to parrafin wax. The added benefits create candles which burn cleaner and longer and most importantly, burn more even than traditional paraffin wax candles. Another benefit of soy wax is that the wax is soap and water soluble making it easy to wipe up in case of any spillage.
In recent years, gel wax has become the rage. The texture is almost rubber-like. When using gel wax, the benefit is it comes in 3 types of density. When you are making gel wax candles, the density comes into play when you are adding fragrances to the wax. The really nice thing about gel waxes are they burn a very long time (nearly twice as long as paraffin).
Here is a list of all of the Epic Workshops supplies that you need: a double boiler, some paraffin wax, color dye, scented oils, wicks, wick tabs, carving knife, scissors, metal spoon, thermometer, and a candle mold. You can easily find all of these items online or at an arts and crafts store for fairly cheap. If you want you can make the double boiler yourself using a boiling pot as the bottom pot and an empty soup can as the top pot.
Melt and pour red wax until it us.5 inch below the top of the shell, then let cool again. Last step! Pour a final layer of white to cap the red (the wick should have been placed into the red pour), and let cool a final time. For a real bleeding effect drill holes up through the sides of the candle so that the melting red wax can escape.
Step # 1. Gather all of the supplies that you need: soy wax or beeswax, cotton wick, wick tab, candle mold, double boiler, candy thermometer, carving knife, and a spoon.
Soy wax is considered as the most popular candle making. There are a couple of reasons why soy wax is all the rage. First, because it is plant based, it’s renewable. It lacks a natural scent unlike beeswax. This makes it perfect as a base for fragrance candles. On that same note, essential oils mix particularly well with soy, and should be considered for any type of aromatherapy candles. The wax gives off fragrance better than any of the other wax types. Lastly, soy wax is very popular because of its very high smoke point, which makes it possible for the candle to burn without giving off soot nearly as much as the other wax types. The biggest drawback to this candle making wax is that it tends to be more expensive and more difficult to find.