There are so many different types of candle making procedures that it is hard to choose which one that you want to try. For this reason we are going to go over the basic procedure for each form of wax. We are going to start with teaching you how to make a candle out of crayons.
Would you be surprised to learn that candle making wax consists mostly of oil? Yes it’s true. Gel candles consist of 95% oil with 5% resin powder added to form a gel. Gel candles require different equipment and are slightly more difficult to make then the typical wax candles. The melting point of gel is very high usually being around 200 degrees F. However it varies depending on the density of the gel.
You can use candle dyes to personalize your candle’s look. These come in different forms; liquids, flakes and blocks. You can stir in your dye once the wax is hot.
The first thing you need to know is that the scent is the most important part of these candles so choose your scents wisely. Do you want to set a romantic mood? If so then you should look in to jasmine or roses for the fragrance. If you want to calm and relax then you should look in to eucalyptus or tea tree fragrances. The choice is all yours, once you are through choosing your scents then you can move on to the scented candle making process.
Alright, I’ll be honest. There is actually no Candle making Singapore involved in this particular project. However, it costs less than 2 dollars and you can make as many as you want to. All you need is a mini pumpkin (3-4 inches), a tea candle, and either a candle carver or a biscuit cutter. You could also just use a knife or screwdriver.
If you aren’t exactly sure on size, just cut a little bit off of the pumpkin so that it is level, then rest the tea light on top and trace around it. This will give you a good indication of the exact size area that you need to cut. Cut straight down then just chisel out inside the circle with a screwdriver, butter knife, or an actual chisel. Remember: safety first! Please be careful whenever using anything sharp. Once you have the area chiseled out for the tea light, drop it in and light. These make great gifts of the neighbors, or you can set up out along your driveway on trick or treat night.
No matter which wax you choose, remember one thing. Certain waxes are best for a specific style candle. Decide which type of candle you wish to make first. Then select the best wax for your creation.