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.
A double boiler is needed to melt the wax for molding purposes. The pouring temperature is very important. Pouring hotter wax will produce the best results.
I had purchased some essential oils, and once the wax was melted I began by adding just small amounts of the oils at a time. While I love the scented candle, too much of a good thing is just an overwhelming smelling candle. So little by little I added the oils until I had the right amount for my liking. Then, for each batch, I mixed in a handful of the lavender flowers, and a handful of the coffee beans. I was not sure how these would turn out, but I was excited to give it a go.
Paraffin wax believe it or not comes from petroleum. When petroleum (which is crude oil) is refined (purified) one of the extracts is paraffin wax. Since oil is a hydrocarbon (an organic chemical containing only hydrogen and carbon atoms) so is paraffin a hydrocarbon compound. There are different grades of paraffin with different melting points.
Step # 7. Now the easy Candle making workshop process is almost done. Place the candle you have made in to a second sheet of beeswax. Line it up just as you did the wick.
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.
Put water into the boiling pot and begin to boil the water. As the water is boiling add the boiling bags to the pot. Now wait about 5 to 10 minutes and the crayons will be melted. As you are waiting for the crayons to melt string the wick through the wick tab and glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the jar. When the crayons are done melting you can simply pour them into the jar. As you do this make sure that the wick it is not disturbed as you pour the wax.
Now, you are finally finished gathering your gel candle making supplies which are the gel, zinc wick, liquid color dye, fragrance oils and embeds. Gel candle making is definitely an affordable hobby as most of the materials that you need could be readily found at home.