Discover How to Make Candles in 4 Easy Steps
Discovering how to make candles is really a lot of fun, but there are some things you'll want to take into consideration before getting started. Because there are so many different types of candles you can make, you will need to get all your candle making supplies together before taking your first step. The reasonis once you get started, you don't want to get slowed down by looking for supplies while learning how to make candles.
Although making candles is a lot of fun, it can be dangerous if you aren't prepared for each step. In order to make sure you get off on the right foot, step by step instructions will be provided to help you discover how to make candles safely and efficiently. Before getting started, you'll need candle making supplies that will surely help in the candle making process. These supplies consist of soy-wax, skewers, molds, wicks, pots, cookie cutter, pourers, thermometer, aluminum foil, and wax paper. All these items will make discovering how to make candles so much easier and a lot of fun.
Step One. When learning how to make candles you'll need to prepare your work area. You will need to make sure that the counter top is covered with your wax paper. This is just in case the wax may drip on the counter by accident. You always want to be confined to you work area when working with wax. To start out, you'll want to set your larger pot on the burner (covered in aluminum foil to prevent melting wax from getting below) and put the cookie cutter in the bottom. The next pot will be used to sit on top of the cookie cutter inside the larger pot.
Step Two. When learning how to make candles remember to only put enough water in the bottom pot to touch the bottom of the inner pot. Insert the thermometer in the inner pot and fill it ¾ full of soy wax. Turn on the heat and let the wax begin to melt. The wax will melt at or around 125 or 135 degrees or 52 to 58 Celsius.
Step Three. While your wax is melting, you'll want to set up your molds. Now some people won't use molds and instead prefer to use jars. Either way is ok because it's all in your preference. You will want to set your wicks, and the way you do this will be determined by the mold. The easiest way is to use a skewer and tie the wick in a way that allows it to hang inside the mold.
Step Four. Check your thermometer and make sure the wax is ready and if it is, turn down the heat and get ready to pour. Be really careful not to pour the wax directly over the mold because you don't want it to splash. You will only want to fill your mold just up to the rim. Once this process is finished, you can repeat for as many candles you would like to make.
Discovering how to make candles is so much fun that once you've done it, you'll try to teach everyone how to do it. One more tip before we close, make sure you use the right thickness of wicks because the thicker they are the more they smoke. It's time to go out and make a bunch of candles and while you do, always practice safety.