Candles, be it simple or scented, do have a massive demand in the market. Scented candles we use for celebrating various Hindu rituals and also for aromatherapy treatment. Due to the high demand for perfumed candles, many are now engaged in making candles of different types and designs. If you are interested in DIY projects, then candle making can be your subject of interest. Wondering how? The good news is that some designated institutes provide training in candle making, and you will find them useful. Practical classes help you to learn the techniques better. We are sharing a simple guide that you can follow if you want to indulge in the making of candles.
Ingredients to make candles:
Before you start making candles, you must understand the ingredients that you will need to prepare candles. This candle making DIY activity will require:
Soy wax of one package
Large box of candle wicks
Bottles of fragrance oil
Heat-proof container and spatula
Double boiler, thermometer, and spatula
If you join a candle making course, then you can get more detailed knowledge about the ingredients of preparing candles.
Steps to make candles
To start making candles at first, you should choose a flat and clean surface. Then measure the quantity of wax that will fill the container. Now put the wax into a double boiler and start melting the wax. It will take almost 10 to 15 minutes to melt the wax properly. Once the wax melts, you can add fragrance oil and keep stirring. You can learn from candle making courses on wax melting and adding fragrance oil.
Now attach the wick to the bottom of the container. Now let the wax to stay for at least 5 minutes to get hardened. Next, you can pour the wax into the container, but you should keep it for cooling for at least five minutes before doing it. You need to check the temperature of the melted wax in a thermometer, and from candle making class, you will understand more about it. Now let the wax set for at least four hours. Wick's preservation needs to be done in the right way. It mustn't sway in the melted wax. Once the wax gets hardened, it must add more wax on the top to hide the cracks.
So, your candle is ready now. Decorate your home with your homemade candle. If you wish, you can start your homemade candle making business.