Candles are manufactured by using different substances, supplied by different kind of manufacturers and dealers. There are various kinds of material used for the production of candle. Wax is a fundamental ingredient of candle making which is available in different categories to make different kind of candles e.g. votives, gel candles, taper, jar candles, pillers. There is a different kind of wax, presented in the market e.g. beeswax, soy wax, vegetable wax, paraffin wax and all other kind of waxes. Mostly all kinds of candles are made of paraffin wax. Wick is very significant part of candle and there are various kinds of wicking stuff are found in the market to make flame more stable. Wicks are available in different size and shape as some are thicker and weaker. The size of flame of candle depends upon the thickness of wick, thicker the wick, greater or stronger flame of candle. The candles s’ flames are flickering and give a dim light if there is thin wick is used. If there is thick wick, the size of candle too be big and stronger the flame of candle. Candles are found in variegated colors, giving very beautiful and charming look. Different kinds of colorants are used to give different shade to the candles. The colors of candles are presented in the market and can easily be purchased with reasonable prices. The various colorants are made of different material, including oil and chemicals. To give very pretty thing, you need to dye the candle making substance by melting the wax and mix up these colorants of various shades in it. To make fragrant candles with sweet scents, the different kind of fragrances is used in it. There are different kind of flavors, scents and fragrant, used in the candle making. The use of different kind of scents helps a lot in making more sweet fragrant candles. The different kind of molds is used to give a perfect and nice shape. There is a diverse form of molds, available in the market e.g. stars, hearts, dragons, dinosaurs, Santas, roses, moons, pyramids, ovals etc. All these molds are designed in different shapes and signs to mold the melting wax through these molds and there become the very obvious shape of candle when the melting wax again comes in solid state. All kinds of materials are used to make candles and every kind of supplies of candle making is available in the market. The variety of candle making substances and supplies with all other essential accessories are accessible in the market for the candle making manufacturers who need such substances to enhance the productivity on large scale.
It can be fun and profitable working with wax as a hobby due to the reason that candles can make beautiful, elegant yet very affordable gifts. The fact is candle making is not hard for a beginner to learn, the only thing it requires is creativity. This craft enables you to just melt the wax down and start over again just in case you made some mistakes on the process or you didn’t like the outcome that much. You can check out the instructions in this article if you want to learn how to make candle at home.
You will need these materials in your candle making adventure: crock pot or a double broiler, thermometer, candle wax chips, glass container with lid, wick, essential oils or scented candle oils and food coloring.
Heat the wax in the crock pot or double broiler and when the wax reaches 160 degrees, mix the scented oil and stir. While the wax is heating, you can pre-heat the candle jar in the oven on lowest setting. After the wax has melted, take the glass candle jar out of the oven and carefully pour the candle ingredients into the jar. You must leave a room at the top so that the lid will fit and save a little wax for topping off.
Now, straighten the wick and lower the metal disk base into the melted wax and try your best to put the disk as close to the center of the candle as possible. Allow the candle to cool down to where there is a semi hardened crust on top and then take the wick and adjust it so that it is centered in the jar. Let the candle cool completely at room temperature, this would take as much as six hours.
Trim wick to about a quarter inch and there you go, your very own custom candle is ready for you to enjoy. You can also try making candles using different containers such as porcelain, brass cans or anything that will withstand the intense heat from the plane.