It’s fun when you know how to make candles. But it’s not an easy task as it requires a lot of learning. You can turn it to a small business where you can sell candles from your home. There are different types of candles that you can make right at the comfort of your home among them being the scented candles. Scented candles are unique but very popular because of the wonderful scent that they produce when light. Here is a guide on how to make candles at home:
First of all, before you start making candles at home, there are essential things that you will require to have. The items include:
– Candle Wicks. When making scented candles, the most preferred types of candle wicks are the pre-tabbed wicks which must be 1 inch longer than the length of the candle you are making.
– Cooking Pots. For this case, you can have two of them one that is large and another one that is of medium size.
– Must have a cookie cutter.
– A color dye of your choice.
– Scented Oil. You can get the oil from any local shop that is near you.
– You need a paraffin block of wax.
– Must have a thermometer specifically Candy.
– Some scissors
– Some wax stirring sticks.
– Molds which you can make using some small shot glasses.
After having all these items in your home, know you can follow the following steps which will guide you to make the best-scented candles at the comfort of your home.
The first thing to do is taking your pre-tabbed candle wicks and then place them at the center the molds. After doing that, take your large pot and then place the cookie cutter inside and then fill the pot with some water of about to inches. You also must set the temperature of the stove medium to high and the place on top of the stove the pot. Wait for some few minutes until the water that is in the pot starts to boil after which you can now place the medium pot over the large pot which is on top of the cookie cutter.
The next step is to place the block of wax in the medium pot and allow the entire wax to melt completely. After all the wax melts completely, you can lower the temperature of the stove to medium to low and then continuously stir the wax using sticks.
The third step is to remove the pot from the stove after all the wax melts. Let the wax cool down. As the wax cools down, use a thermometer and check that the temperature doesn’t go below 200 degrees F. At this temperature, you can now add the scented oil in the wax and then begin to stir the mixture. In case you want to use dye, then place the right amount to the wax and stir.
The last step is to allow the wax to cool down to an approximate temperature of about 175 degrees F. When the temperature is attained, take your molds and start pouring the wax. Ensure that the candle wicks are scented completely. Ensure that the molds dry up for some hour preferably three hours. Then finally, cut the candle wicks with scissors leaving some 5mm which will be the flint of the candle.
This is the procedure used when you want to make candles at the comfort of your home. When you understand it well, it will be fun.