Scented candles are the cutest little ideas that can affect greatly the ambience you reside in. Also, these candles can be a perfect gift and something that you cannot go wrong with, so for this reason most of us decide to give someone decorative candles of various shapes and sizes. This gift would mean so much if you personally take the time, creativity and thoughts into it.
In time you will find as you progress and you can choose the appropriate material, but until then these are the necessary ingredients:
- Container in which you can melt the wax
- Working space where you will perform this craft (wax is problematic with cleaning, so it would be the best option that you cover the working space with newspaper)
- Wax (you can get in a store or recycled from old candles)
- thermometer (you need a thermometer that measures the high temperature, the temp. above 65 C is where beeswax becomes liquid and can be from him to make a candle, do not let the temperature get over it)
- Wooden spoon
- Wick ( you can also use plain, thick cotton)
- Mold- glass jars, glass or any type of container candle (, candles will have a form, depending on the form of the container you choose, so think creatively)
- Color wax
- Fragrances, essential oils
These are the basic steps of preparation:
Turn on the stove and, if you have wax in one piece, place it over the bowl in which to melt and allow the wax to soften slowly and gradually.
Remember to cover the working area with newspaper and make sure that the wax does not come into direct contact with fire.
When the wax softens a little, slice it into smaller pieces and place in bowl. Pay attention to the boiling point.
Meanwhile, prepare the mold of your candle by drying and covering with oil, for this will make it easier for you to extract the candle once finished.
Once the wax is completely melted, it’s time to add color and fragrance. Depending on how much wax you use, you will need to put the scale for additions.
After you have added the entire extra, stir the mixture until all is united, and remove from the stove.
Now you have to react fast, so the wax would not be hardened.
Cut the length of your wick. There are several ways to place the wick, and this is one. While putting the wax into the mold, follow the wick. The best and most practical thing would be if you find an old pen that does not work and pull out the basis in which to retract the wick and thus set the mold and sip the wax. You don’t need to overfill the mold to the top, always leave some space.
Wax needs a little time to cool down. If the mold is too big, it is possible that the candle decreases. This can be fixed by adding extra wax in the middle. You can use a hair dryer to speed the cooling process. Smaller candles should approximately 3- 4 hours to cool down, while the bigger one takes more than 8 to 12 hours. If you do not want to leave a candle in the mold, remove it slowly. If you cannot, use the knife by going to the page removed layer by layer.