Candle Making

When and How to Double Wick a Candle

Posted by Julia Khantimirova on

When and How to Double Wick a Candle

Sometimes, you will need to use a double wick for your candles though most people do not know when to double wick a candle. You should actually double wick your candles if the diameter of the container is more than 4”. In such cases, using a double wick will make the candle burn better. Using double wicks, in this case, is better than just using a larger wick. You should also double wick your candle if your container has an irregular shape.  Using a double wick is pretty easy. Divide the diameter of your container into two and each wick...

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Types of Candle Wax

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Types of Candle Wax
In this article we are going to talk about: paraffin wax, beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, coconut wax, gel wax and bayberry wax.

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How to Buy Candle Making Supplies

Posted by Julia Khantimirova on

How to Buy Candle Making Supplies
You must have learned that it is cheaper and easier to make candles yourself and you probably don’t know where or how to start. This article is the answer to your questions. Of course, you begin any project by getting the right supplies. You will need candle wax, candle wick, containers and molds, double boiler, a stove, thermometer, additives, cleaning materials etc. If you are going to buy candle making supplies the most confusing aspect is how to choose the right supplies.

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How to Make a Wooden Candle Wick

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How to Make a Wooden Candle Wick

Making a wooden wick is easier and needs less materials. The items you will need to get are: balsa wood sticks a jar of olive oil, a small bowl, wick tabs (or base clips) paper towels or rag for cleaning The directions: Measure the stick you want to use. It should be at least an inch longer than the container and about 1/2 inch wide. Pour some olive oil into a bowl and make sure the wood strip is completely soaked in it. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes Remove the stick from the oil and clean off...

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How to Make a Candle Wick

Posted by Julia Khantimirova on

How to Make a Candle Wick

Do you know you can make your own candle wicks? Yes, you can. Homemade cotton candle wicks are becoming increasingly popular. These wicks are a good alternative to store-bought wicks and produce almost the same results. I’m going to be showing you how you can make cotton candle wicks yourself.  What You Will Need to Make a Candle Wick a cotton string (e.g. Butcher’s Twine) 2-4 tablespoonful of Borax (or Boric Acid), 1-2 tablespoonful of Salt, wax (paraffin wax, soy wax etc.), double Boiler, heat Source (a stove), a pair of scissors tongs or tweezers The process is not difficult at...

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