Soy candles are a great graduation for experienced candle makers, but they also offer some nice features and benefits for beginners. To be successful, you want to make sure you have all the right soy candle making supplies.
Here is a list of all of the candle making supplies that you need: a double boiler, some paraffin wax, color dye, scented oils, wicks, wick tabs, carving knife, scissors, metal spoon, thermometer, and a candle mold. You can easily find all of these items online or at an arts and crafts store for fairly cheap. If you want you can make the double boiler yourself using a boiling pot as the bottom pot and an empty soup can as the top pot.
There are also palm soy, and gel waxes you can use. Soy and palm are similar to beeswax and are becoming more popular because they are all natural products. They come in a variety of melting points like the paraffin and both burn clean. Which means your home will be cleaner. Gel wax is not really wax at all. It is a combination of resin and mineral oil. Gel wax is fun in that it is transparent and you can do a lot of fun things in the wax. You might even want to make some votive candles in a shape mold, for example a start cookie cutter would make a cute little candle to put into the gel wax for variety.
If you want you to make a slightly more complicated candle when you are Candle making for kids, then this can be easily done with crayons. All that you have to do is to take some crayons and remove the paper wrapping from them. Place these crayons in to a boiling bag and place the bag in to a pot of boiling water. The crayons should melt in about ten minutes.
I know you are asking yourself this question: What if I want to make strong scented candles and heavier embed materials, what grade will I be using? Don’t forget that you still have one density candle left. And this density gel will answer your question. The High Density candle, also known as the CHP grade can hold up to 5% of fragrance and hold your embeds strongly because it has a high polymer quantity.
Soy wax is a vegetable based product that comes from hydrogenated soybean oil. A lot of the soybeans grown throughout the world come from the United States, from places such as Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. Soy candle making supplies can be a bit more expensive, primarily because the soy wax is generally more expensive than more commonly used paraffin wax, but soy users seem to really like it. If you’re willing to pay a bit more for your soy making candle supplies, you may just feel the same way.
Step # 7. So you have waited 24 hours, now what you are going to want to do is turn the mold upside down and shake the candle out, because you used the oil the candle should slide out easily. Now if you want you can always stop here, you have just completed home candle making. However if you want the three layered, three scented candle then proceed on to the next step.
Scented candles are good for adding a nice scent to a room they are also used for therapeutic purposes with aroma therapy, which is probably a bigger business then you realize. Probably because aroma therapy does have physiological and psychological benefits. Also soy candles have a nice glossy sheen to them.