When it comes to making candles it seems the natural way is growing more and more popular. This comes as no surprise as the going green movement has really taken off in the past few decades. As far as natural candle making goes there are many things that you can do to ensure that your candles are all natural and not only great but great for the environment. So what do you need to know about natural candle making?
The serious crafter might want to use silicone molds. These flexible molds also stretch so that the candle easily slips out. Although the most expensive type of mold, they won’t need a releasing agent and won’t leave seams so that the finished candle will have a more polished look.
Also bear in mind that not all of candles have circumferences – because not all scented candle is circular. There are various kinds of candles like tealight, taper, votive and pillar.
So what is needed for small scale Candle making Singapore in your home? Wax is the #1 item. Since a candle is almost entirely made up of wax, let’s consider the different types of waxes that may need to be researched before you begin.
In recent years, gel wax has become the rage. The texture is almost rubber-like. When using gel wax, the benefit is it comes in 3 types of density. When you are making gel wax candles, the density comes into play when you are adding fragrances to the wax. The really nice thing about gel waxes are they burn a very long time (nearly twice as long as paraffin).
Now that you have explored wax choices, let’s talk wicks. If your candle had no wick, it wouldn’t burn at all! The wick runs from the top to the bottom of the candle so a flame can burn until all the candle’s wax has melted.
The base note is the last of the scents that you are going to pick up on. It fills the room after the middle note has dissipated and it has a powerful fragrance that is heavy and strong. When the flame is extinguished you can still smell the base note. Fragrances such as sandalwood are base notes.
A few other items you will need are oven mitts to protect your hands from burns when handling the hot wax and boiler. You will need scissors to cut your wick to the desired length. A thin wooden spoon is ideal for stirring your wax. Having foil and/or wax paper is recommended to protect surfaces while creating your candle.