When it comes to making candles there are quite literally thousands of books that are available to you on the subject. With so many books how can you tell which candle making book is right for you? Well, this all depends on what you are looking into, if you want some information on which book to choose out of all of the candle making books available then read on as this article is going to go over all of the basics.
Paraffin wax believe it or not comes from petroleum. When petroleum (which is crude oil) is refined (purified) one of the extracts is paraffin wax. Since oil is a hydrocarbon (an organic chemical containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms) so is paraffin a hydrocarbon compound. There are different grades of paraffin with different melting points.
There are many bases and types of waxes that you have at your disposal. Take your time to investigate them all. Figure out what you want to do with your candle then choose the best base for your needs, be particular in your choice. Pick a paraffin or beeswax or some other type as the major component. Stick with that and explore the many possibilities it offers. Then move on to another.
Step # 4. Now here comes the most difficult part of this easy Candle making workshop project, take the beeswax sheet and roll it over the wick. As you do this roll the beeswax sheet just once over the wick, do not roll the whole sheet up yet. You want to make sure that the wick is enclosed tightly. When you roll the sheet up around the wick then press firmly yet gently on the wax so as to keep it in place yet not break it.
Put water into the boiling pot and begin to boil the water. As the water is boiling add the boiling bags to the pot. Now wait about 5 to 10 minutes and the crayons will be melted. As you are waiting for the crayons to melt string the wick through the wick tab and glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the jar. When the crayons are done melting you can simply pour them into the jar. As you do this make sure that the wick it is not disturbed as you pour the wax.
After the cinnamon and nutmeg candles are poured, add about a tablespoon of your pumpkin oil to the wax and mix thoroughly, then pour into your third mold. Let these all cool then float in water and light. Since you didn’t add color this can really confuse your friends (everyone is used to pumpkin candles being brown), enjoy!
You will need to make sure you purchase some paraffin wax (which is a white odorless wax solid) this is the basis of your candle which you will mold into the shape you want your candle to be.
Once the wax is melted and ready to pour, you will need a mold or container prepared. Votive kits usually come with a set of votive molds and pre-tabbed wicks that you simply secure to the bottom of the mold before pouring the wax. There is a wide range in prices for candle kits based on how inclusive they are. For lower priced kits, you will probably have to furnish your own equipment. Things like the thermometer and a double boiler pot might be items you already have and can use only for candle making. Some of the popular kits which are available in market today are Beeswax Candles Kit, Gel Making Kits and Marbled Candle Kit.