Candle Making

HOW TO PREVENT AND FIX CANDLE TUNNELING

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HOW TO PREVENT AND FIX CANDLE TUNNELING

HOW TO PREVENT AND FIX CANDLE TUNNELING The wax and wick are the most essential element in candle making. Both work together to ensure a clean burn. The candle wax is the ‘fuel’ of the flame and as the wick burns down, the candle wax gradually depletes. Under normal circumstances, this depletion should take place evenly across the surface of the candle. When it does not, it is called candle tunneling. If tunneling occurs, instead of the wax to melt down evenly, there is just a hole in the wax through which the wick burns. If a candle tunnels, you...

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Lumpy Tops on Soy Candles

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Lumpy Tops on Soy Candles

In the majority of cases a lumpy top on a soy candle is the result of pour temperature. Many people do not place enough importance on pour temperature, some not even using a thermometer.If you want a great looking soy candle with smooth tops and good glass adhesion, investing in a good quality thermometer is a must.A lot of people are caught by surprise when after a couple of months of pouring their candles all of a sudden develop holes or pits when they have changed nothing. They may not have changed anything but the weather may have changed. The...

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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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Wet Spots in Soy Candles

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Wet Spots in Soy Candles

A wet spot refers to the patch on your glass that almost looks like an air bubble between the wax and glass. What in fact has happened is the wax has pulled away from the edge of the glass. Once this happens it will not re-adhere. It does not affect the performance of the candle in any way but is an aesthetic thing.It generally happens when the candle temperature fluctuates and the wax expands and contracts. You will find it very nearly happens always overnight if you leave your candles out. It can be controlled by using a good quality...

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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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