When it comes to making candles it seems the natural way is growing more and more popular. This comes as no surprise as the going green movement has really taken off in the past few decades. As far as natural candle making goes there are many things that you can do to ensure that your candles are all natural and not only great but great for the environment. So what do you need to know about natural candle making?
Let’s take a closer look at these waxes. Basic candles will most often use soy and paraffin waxes. These waxes are used often because they are relatively easy to work with. The preferred wax is often soy between the two of these. Soy is a natural wax so it consequently burns without smoke or odors. In addition soy wax burns longer than paraffin wax.
Soy is a natural product grown in the form of beans. Because soy beans are a renewable resource, and are mostly grown in the United States (mostly Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana), they make an ideal choice for consumers seeking a greener initiative.
The next necessary supply you will need is wicks. There are many different types of wicks and as you progress, you will begin to favor one type of wick over another. There are pre-tabbed wicks and un-tabbed wicks. You may want to try each one to see which one works for you. There are also different thicknesses of wicks available and the size of the wick you will use will be determined by the size of the candle that you are making. You should read the label on the wick packet and it will tell you what size wick you should use. There are also different types of wicks for paraffin wax versus soy or all natural wax. All of these things factor into what type of wick you should use. Experiment with these to find which types works for you.
If you want to save time and spend a little bit more money then you can easily buy oils at an arts and crafts store. These Candle making Singapore scents are great and they are easy to mix and match in order to create a fragrance that is right for you. Here is what you are going to want to know.
You may hear soy candle fans mention that their candles burn cleaner than others. In actual fact, every single candle will release some soot as it burns. But, since paraffin releases a black soot, it’s easy to see the difference. Soy candles actually release a soot that’s more white in color, and it’s not a problem for people.
Gel waxes with a 0-3% density (considered low) is unique for candles contain a fragrance. It may also be poured into your candle molds during a lower temperature. Heavily saturated fragrance gel waxes work best with densities in the 3-5% range. Among all types, gel waxes are the most popular among many candle makers who wish to create candles containing decorations. You can drop just about any object into your cooling gel wax to give your candles a unique look. However, be cautious the materials you use to decorate your gel candles will not burn. Although gel wax is fun to work with there are more steps involved in selecting the right grade of gel wax for your candle.
If you are in love with scented candles, vibrant with bright colors, here is the set of uncomplicated candle making instructions for you. Melt some paraffin wax and use bits of old crayon in it so that colors can be added. Candle scents can be obtained from local craft stores if you want to add scent. If the scent is in liquid form, add a few drops; if it is in the form of blocks, add a few pieces. Pour it in a glass jar and hang a wick into the jar. Let it cool. Make use of these simple candle making instructions to give a creative touch to your hand made candles.