Candle Making — candle wax

Palm Wax for Candle Making

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Palm Wax for Candle Making

What is Palm Wax? Palm wax belongs to a group of waxes called vegetable wax. These vegetable waxes are made purely from a plant extract. Examples are Soy wax (from soybean oil) and Bayberry wax (from the bayberry plant). One cannot discuss vegetable waxes without mentioning paraffin wax. This is because they are relatively new types of wax, developed to rival Paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is by far the most popular type of wax for candle making and even other non-candle making crafts. But since paraffin wax is made from a petroleum by-product, there are concerns about paraffin wax candles...

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How to get Candle Wax out of Carpets

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How to get Candle Wax out of Carpets

Materials needed: butter knife, vacuum cleaner (or broom), iron, carpet stain remover, white cotton towels, ice cubes, a plastic bag, brown paper bags, rubbing alcohol (70%). Step 1: Removing the obvious wax. Scrape the wax off the carpet with the butter knife. Some of the wax may still be soft, so you need to get it hardened so that it would be easier to be scraped off. Place some ice cubes in the plastic bag and place the bag over the wax stain for it to harden. Then scrape it off again with the knife. After that, use a vacuum...

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How to Make Gel Wax

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How to Make Gel Wax

Gel wax is getting popular by the moment even though it has not been in existence for long. In DIY projects, one of the goals is to make simple products using the least of materials and spending little. So it is too with candle making. This article explains how to make gel wax for candles. What is Gel Wax? Gel wax is not really a wax but is made from mineral oil gotten from paraffin oils and poly resins. It is the principal ingredient in making gel candles. It is also a relatively new type of wax. Because it is...

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Paraffin Wax for Candle Making

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Paraffin Wax for Candle Making

What is Paraffin Wax? Paraffin wax is the most popular kind of wax today. It is so popular that it is used in more than 90% of all candles. Most people do not even know that there are different types of wax. It so dominates the market and majority of candle making guides are based on its use. Paraffin wax is gotten from petroleum and has gone commercial since the 19th century. It has no odour, no taste and is white. Paraffin Wax Melting Point Also, there are types of paraffin wax, based on melt point. Low melt point paraffin...

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Beeswax for Candle Making

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Beeswax for Candle Making

What is Beeswax? Here comes the oldest wax for candle making. Ancients had only beeswax to use for making candles in old times. This wax, gotten from worker honeybees, is the most natural of all waxes and contains purifying qualities. These wax-making bees collect nectar from various flowers and produce the wax from glands under their abdomens. Getting beeswax is part of the process of obtaining honey from bees. This is why beeswax has the same yellow-brown colour as honey. Apart from the colour, beeswax also has a natural soft fragrance that diffuses in the room as the candle is...

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