Candle Making

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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How to Trim a Candle Wick

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How to Trim a Candle Wick

Also, you will have to trim your candle wick before use. It should be trimmed to about 1/8 or 1/4 inches long. A wick that is too long produces higher flames and burns oddly. Untrimmed wicks also cause black residue to build up inside the container as they burn. Therefore, for a cleaner burn, trim your wick before use. You can use a pair of scissors to trim but using a nail clipper is easier as you’ll be able to reach inside the container better as the candle burns. Anyway, you can also get wick trimmers, a scissors-like instrument designed...

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When and How to Double Wick a Candle

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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

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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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