Candle Making

How to Dye Candle Wax with Candle Dye Flakes

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How to Dye Candle Wax with Candle Dye Flakes

These are also known as powdered dyes. Because of their powdery forms, they need to be allowed a little time to dissolve. They should be added to the wax at about 176 to 180°F. Dye flakes do not give the kind of consistency that liquid dyes afford. It is not as easy to get exact proportions in different candles especially when making them in small batches. This is why they are more suitable for large projects where they would be added to the wax at once and used to make several candles. They are also used to make candle chips...

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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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How to Prevent and Fix Candle Tunneling

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How to Prevent and Fix Candle Tunneling

Tunneling is a common problem in candle making. We would look at, in this article, the causes of tunneling and how to prevent and fix candle tunneling. With candle tunneling, prevention is the best and if your candles have been having that problem, you are just about to know what to do to stop it. 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...

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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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How to Make Soy Candles

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How to Make Soy Candles

Soy wax has grown to be one of the most popular types of candle making wax. And how to make soy candles have been the question of many. Though not as widely used as paraffin wax, soy wax is a sustainable option for many who prefer a natural alternative. It is gotten from soybean oil and is not toxic like paraffin. Besides, it provides a clean burn. For many, soy wax has become the ideal choice. While you can purchase soy candles at stores, this article is about how to make soy candles yourself. You will also find that it...

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