Candle Making

How to Melt Candle Wax in a Double Boiler

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How to Melt Candle Wax in a Double Boiler

This is the most popular method for melting candle wax. It is also the method used in most candle making guides and one would find more information concerning it. But what is a double boiler exactly? And why should it be used? What is a Double Boiler? A double boiler is made using two pots or pans with one placed in the other. The bottom pot is the one in direct contact with the heat and holds water. A second pot or pan is then placed inside the bottom pot with boiling water. This second pot holds the wax. First,...

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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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How to Make Gel Candles

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How to Make Gel Candles

Have you ever seen radiant, transparent container candles with or without embedded objects? If yes, it means you have probably seen a gel candle. Gel candles are beautiful to behold and easy to make. They are made with gel wax, a relatively new kind of wax. In fact, gel wax is not exactly a wax. It is rather a mixture of mineral oil from paraffin and poly resins. The fact that it is gotten from paraffin means gel candles emit air pollutants and so are not eco-friendly. But there is no need to worry as gel wax is one of...

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How to Add Fragrance Oil to Your Candle

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How to Add Fragrance Oil to Your Candle

What Are Candle Fragrance Oils? Have you come across a scented candle before? Candle fragrance oils give candles their great scent and make them smell nice. These fragrance oils are also used in making perfumes. They are affordable and can be gotten from local stores or online. Fragrance oils are divided into synthetic and natural. Natural fragrance oils are also known as essential oils. The natural oils are not readily available and are more expensive. Synthetic fragrance oils are more popular as they come in larger number of varieties. How Much Fragrance Oil You Need Usually, only 6-10% of fragrance...

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Types of Candles

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Types of Candles
Modern candles are mainly decorative and there are various to choose one that suits you best. You will find in this article basic information on different types of candles: container candles, pillar candles, votive candles, taper candles, tealight candles, floating candles, rolled candles...

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