Super easy candle making, using my projects for coloring wax and making essential oils!
Candles, as it turns out, really are just a matter of melting and pouring and it feels like nothing could be easier but I’m not so sure. I could have easily screwed everything up super bad and just not know it yet. On the upside it came out super pretty and I’m really excited to burn it. Cleanup is kind of a beast though so you can just let everything cool and scrape the wax off of thing if you like. That seems to be the easiest solution. I will say that working with the soy wax did make my hands feel super moisturized though. That in its own right might have been worth it. Now I just get to play the waiting game until I burn it, but I think I might preemptively make a few more votive style candles for Halloween so I have something to burn.
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Basically all you have to do is melt the wax according to the same instructions that I posted in my other wax post. You’re looking for about 125 F – 130 F and once everything is thoroughly melted and combined with no chunks then you’re ready to go but you need to work quickly so that this doesn’t cool before you’ve made something with it. This would be the time to add your scent as well but make sure that doesn’t cool the mixture too.
You’re going to have a lot of imperfections, unless you’ve got specific candle making equipment, and that’s ok. In mine you can see that it was on an uneven surface and that it has sunk a little. I know that there are ways to avoid this, but as I’m not doing it professionally I don’t think that it matters much.
For more info: https://theyearlingblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/day-285-candle-making/