Candle Making — wick

The Easiest Way to Put Your Wicks to the Bottom of Jars!

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The Easiest Way to Put Your Wicks to the Bottom of Jars!

The easiest way to put your wicks to the bottom of jars! 🤫 When you need to secure your wick in a tall or narrow container, use a straw. 😲 Stick the wick in a straw, press the straw on the bottom of the jar. Don't forget to use a candle wick sticker or dab the tab with hot glue. 

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Why and How to Prime Your Wicks?

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Why and How to Prime Your Wicks?

When making a candle, always prime your wicks if they are not pre primed. A candle maker can easily prime a candle wick in a process that soaks the wicks in melted wax to make the wicks stiff. The advantage of priming a wick is that it will make the wick easier to light, and it will burn more evenly due to the stiffness of the wick. Priming your candlewicks will ensure that you create a better and longer-lasting candle.    How to Prime Your Candle Wicks   Melt a small amount of wax in your double boiler until it reaches...

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Different Ways to Center a Candle Wick

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Different Ways to Center a Candle Wick

One of the most important steps in candle making is ensuring that the wick is centred in the container and stays so, straight. This is also present in wicking molds for making pillar candles. Though molds have a tiny centred hole at the bottom through which the wick passes, it is still necessary for the wick to be straight. This should be ensured when the wax is being poured in. Once the wax has been poured into the container, one may be unable to adjust the wicks again. Let’s learn how to center a candle wick. How to Find the...

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