Candle Making Molds – Melted And Poured In ItMay 23, 2020
Soy candle making is of the most popular ways for decorating your home. They create a mood and can even turn a normal bathroom into a spa. Candle making is one of the lucrative home businesses that can be started with very minimal investment.
As we talked above cartons, empty Pringles or orange juice cans and other containers may be used and stripped. Just remember they probably will not have an acceptable finished look after stripping. This technique works well when you are creating decorative or outdoor uses for the candle.
For the supplies you will need wax, a lead free wick and a scent, if desired. There are many options when it comes to waxes. The most common is paraffin wax. It is easy to work with and it comes in a variety of melting points so you can use it for different kinds of candles such as: votive candles or pillar candles. The next most popular is beeswax. This one is a bit more expensive because it is harvested in smaller amounts at a time. This wax makes candles burn evenly and put off a warm glow. Beeswax doesn’t need a scent as it gives off a honey sent when burned.
What you are going to firstly do is prepare your glass container by sticking down the tab of the candle wick to the bottom center of the glass. You can use a writing pen as it’s perfect for keeping your candle wick up straight while pouring the hot gel. After you have glued the candle wick to the bottom of the glass cup you will wrap the excess wick around the pen. You are then going to lie the pen across the top of the glass.
Soy wax is a very distinctive type of candle wax and a relative new comer to the world of Candle making Singapore. It was introduced in the 1990s as a natural and more environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax and a cheaper alternative to beeswax. Although, like the paraffin wax, it is available in different blends with different melting points, in its natural state it has a very low melting point which really makes it only suitable for making container candles.
Cotton wicks – Once again you can find these wicks at an arts and crafts store. Make sure that the length of the wick that you use is longer than the length of the beeswax sheets that you got. The reason why we suggest that you use cotton wicks is because, like the beeswax, they are all natural.
Newspapers or cardboard – This is going to be used to cover the area that you work with. You want to keep the area that you work with clean and the best way to do this is with some newspapers or some cardboard.
The last of the candle molds I want to introduce you to are those made of plastic. The plastic molds are most cost-effective. As such, they are a cheap way for you to introduce yourself to the hobby. Keep in mind, however, that they will not last as long. They are the most fragile, and can break if handled roughly or simply due to age and fatigue. They do clean up nicely though, with warm soapy water. Just be sure the mold is 100% dry before you use it again.