It is the stuff that helps our candles burn in a beautiful glimmer with radiant bliss. This article will reveal some of the entry-level descriptions of the different kinds of waxes you can use to make candles.
Step # 5. Now in the thinnest of the molds make sure that you prepared it with the oil and that the wick is in place. Now pour the wax in to it, take your time and move slow as you do not want to burn yourself.
There are also palm soy, and gel waxes you can use. Soy and palm are similar to beeswax and are becoming more popular because they are all natural products. They come in a variety of melting points like the paraffin and both burn clean. Which means your home will be cleaner. Gel wax is not really wax at all. It is a combination of resin and mineral oil. Gel wax is fun in that it is transparent and you can do a lot of fun things in the wax. You might even want to make some votive candles in a shape mold, for example a start cookie cutter would make a cute little candle to put into the gel wax for variety.
Molds made from polyurethane are flexible. One of the cheapest of the rubber Ecoponics molds, they come in many designs. But, while flexible, they do not stretch and you may need to apply a releasing agent in order to get the candle out. They also have a “rubbery” smell which may affect the scent of your candle.
Prepare your molds! I know; big surprise. Rub a little vegetable oil on the inside of one of the bowls and on the outside of another. Melt some white wax to the proper temperature and pour it into the first bowl, then insert the second bowl until there is only a 1 inch gap between them, and let cool. After it has cooled, remove the inner bowl; this will leave you with a white shell.
The last type, the latex mold, allows the hobbyist to make unique candle making molds by simply painting any object with several coats of liquid latex. Once the latex dries, you have your own one-of-a kind mold. Releasing and cleaning of latex molds is as easy as with silicone molds.
Gel. Of course, you are making this candle so would need gel. That’s the most important thing you’ll ever need. But how will you know what gel to use? Hmm. Gels are essentially the same. The only difference between gels is the density. Gels come in low, medium and high density.
Now put the lid on the container and put it to the side for five minutes. As you are waiting use the notepad to document all of the different candle making scents that you just used so that you do not forget. When the five minutes are up then remove the lid from the jar and take a whiff. How does it smell? Is one scent more powerful than the others? Is one scent drowned out? Take notes and continue working and you should have you own original candle making scents in no time!