By following the right candle making instructions you can make wonderful soy candles, without any hassle, in a very short time. The instructions are very easy and you also need not spend a huge amount of money.
Start off with using which ever colors that you want to use for your candle. If you want to mix colors around then you can mix several colors and then simply them into the same boiling bag. If you want to make a layered candle with many different colors than simply put all of the like colors together. For example, if you want to make a candle that is blue, green, and purple then you are going to want to use three boiling bags for that. Put green crayons into one bag, blue crayons into another, and purple crayons into the last bag. You can melt them all at the same time and simply layer the candle as you go.
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.
Soy wax is a very distinctive type of candle wax and a relative new comer to the world of Candle making. 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.
Beeswax sheets – You can easily find these sheets at any arts and crafts store. They come in many different sizes but you want to make sure that you get a larger size. Take note of the size that you get as you are going to need to know this later.
In this article, you can learn about some simple candle making instructions for a variety of candles like sand candles, molten candles and scented candles.
Step # 9. Now roll the candle up in the beeswax sheet, keep it straight and aligned as you do this. Roll the candle all the way to the end and smooth the crease out just as you did before.
One more thing to be kept in mind is never to heat the wax over 200 or 210 degrees. Using a thermometer will make your life easier. A candy thermometer should be good enough. The Next important step, as mentioned in this, is to prepare your containers or molds. Once these are ready, you have to start melting the wax up to about 200 degrees. If you want, you can add some fragrance or color. Once your wax has been melted, pour it into your container or mold and let it cool. Take extra care and place a wick right in the center when the wax cools down a little. You could even use a Popsicle stick or a tongue depressor to position it correctly. As per candle making instructions, the correct positioning of the wick is very important for your candle to burn evenly.