Making candles is important to you so I am going to show you how to expand your candle making expertise. On top of that I’ll drop a few tips for you entrepreneurs on how to promote your own candle making business.
Bayberry comes from what? You guessed it. Bayberries. Early settlers hundreds of years ago made their candles by using bayberry wax. Only, bayberry is sometimes is referred as the untrue wax. It is because these days, bayberry waxes are made with other items such as glyceride. Finding pure bayberry products are nearly impossible. Manufacturers looking to maintain the bayberry association often only use a mere 5% bayberry when producing the traditional wax.
The high note, which has a light and free feel to it. It is the first smell that you pick up on and it only lasts for a while before it evaporates in to the air. Citrus scents are usually high notes.
We then moved on to one of the oldest techniques in Candle making workshop, which are the dipped candles. This was a little bit tedious for a ten year old, but now it is one of my favorite ways for making candles. My Grandmother got each of us a twelve inch dowel and cut six pieces of wicks. She tied the wicks to the dowel, and once the wax was melted we began dipping the wicks into the hot wax. After the first dip, she made certain to hold the end of the wicks so that the wax dried straight. In the way too, just as in the first project we worked on, it is possible to make a multi-colored tapered candle. In all, it took us about forty dips of each wick before we had a candle that was an inch around, but again, it was a fun project and relatively simple.
The size, shape, utility, and quality of the candles you plan to make should first be determined. Once you know the answers to these questions, you can plan what type of wax should be used. Some waxes are more common than others. Three of the most common types are gel wax, paraffin wax, and soy wax.
First you choose your wax type and then you select the type of mold material. There are two types you should know about. Urethane Rubber works great for wax with melting temperatures between 130 and 200 degrees. If your wax melting temperature is going to be above 200 degree, than use a Silicone Rubber material. When researching be sure to look for information about the “tear strength” of the brand you select. All you do is mix two additive components together, pour it into a plastic container around your apple and when it cures, you cut the mold to remove the apple and there you have a “reusable” candle mold. This method of designing your own candle making molds will keep your imagination running for quite some time.
Next in line is the Medium density, also known as the CMP grade. Medium density gels are probably the most widely used. It can hold up to 4% fragrance and can hold your embed materials pretty well because it has medium polymer quantity. If your embeds are light then this is a good gel to use. In addition, this kind of candle can melt and pour easily.
Now that we have gone through the basics of candle making I hope you feel more confidant in your next candle making project. Have fun and make it fit your style.