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Candle Making Supplies
you can make soap at home, you should find candle-making
a breeze. Again, it should be easy to find the supplies you
need close to home. Look for beeswax or wax,
Kemamide release powder, candlewick, a gasket
sponge, metal washer, and wick bar, as well
as the coloring agent or fragrance oil you prefer.
Have silicone spray, a candy thermometer and ice pick handy,
and vegetable oil. In terms of equipment, you can use the
kitchen stove, a double boiler, and a candle mold.
Spray the candle mold with silicone spray. Break the block
of was into small pieces; the best idea is to put on safety
goggles, and use a hammer inside a box to keep chips from
flying. Weigh the wax chips, to make sure you have one pound,
then put the chips in the top half of a double boiler and
fill the bottom half with water.
Keep an eye on the wax’s temperature! Most waxes have
a flash point at about 400 degrees F, which means this is
the temperature at which they can catch fire, but the wax
won’t heat beyond 200 degrees F on a double boiler.
Add a spoonful of release powder, and let the wax sit in the
double boiler for half an hour.
Prepare the siliconed candle mold. Cut wick, tie a
slipknot in it, and use a needle to poke a hole in the gasket
sponge. Insert wick’s unnoted end of the wick into
the metal washer, and slide it along to the slipknot; slide
the gasket down to rest against the washer. With the candle
mold upside down, slide the wick’s unnoted end into
the wick hole, and then pull it taut until the gasket comes
to rest at the bottom of the mold. After you turn the mold
right side up, slide the wick’s unnoted end into the
wick bar’s hole. Settle the wick bar at the top of the
mold, and pull the wick taut.
Add scent to the wax. Stir the wax, to make sure that the
scent is well distributed throughout the wax. Pour the wax
into the mold. As the surface of the wax shrinks, pour more
wax without exceeding the top of the first pour. Let the candle
cool eight hours.
Untie the slipknot, and slide the washer and gasket off the
wick. Until the wick from the wick bar, and slide the wick
bar off the mold. Gently pull on the wick to remove the candle
from the mold. Cut the wick off flush from the bottom of the
candle, and trim it on top. But kept he unused wax, you can
use it again for your next candle!
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