Candle Making

How to Melt Candle Wax in a Microwave

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How to Melt Candle Wax in a Microwave

This process is much easier and safer than using a double boiler. For this, you would need a microwave (obviously), a microwave safe bowl and a pot holder or hand towel. First, connect your microwave to electricity. Add your required wax into the safe bowl. The safe bowl should be microwaveable. Place it in the microwave, turn up the heat and let your wax melt for, say, five minutes or less, but not more. This is because you need to monitor your wax. So every two minutes, take out the safe bowl, check the temperature of the wax, stir the...

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How to Dye Candle Wax with Liquid Candle Dyes

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How to Dye Candle Wax with Liquid Candle Dyes

All type of candle dyes are concentrated but liquid dye is more concentrated that the rest. For using liquid dyes, one would only need a few drops, depending on the shade of colour you want. This is why they come in droppers. Note that there can be other types of liquid dyes used for other purposes. But you must only search for and buy ones that are specially meant for candle making. For using them, you need to determine how much wax you want to work with. This in turn determines the amount of dye you need. Digital scales can...

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How to Make Tealight Candles

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How to Make Tealight Candles

Tealight candles are small, versatile candles. They are popularly used to warm food or warm scented oils in oil diffusers. When used to warm oils, the aim is to get the scent spread round the room. Apart from these, tealight candles can also be used to beautify homes, parties and so on. They are very similar to votive candles and both can even be confused for each other. The major difference is that while votive candles are made with molds and burned in votive holders, tealight candles are not. Tealight candles can be made as small container candles or even...

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How to Prevent Frosting on Soy Candles

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How to Prevent Frosting on Soy Candles

Frosting on soy candles is something candle makers have had to deal with for a long time. It is not a major problem but affects the aesthetics of the candle. There are different ways that have proved effective in avoiding frosting on soy candles and I am sure you would want to know too. What is Frosting on Soy Candles It is called frosting if your soy candles appear to have white patches on the top after cooling. And it can be really annoying. Even though it has no effect on the performance of the candle whatsoever, it affects the...

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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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