First off, as far as soy candle making wax goes, soy is relatively new in the industry. With out a doubt soy candle making an excellent choice of wax for all your container and pillar projects. The industry is constantly searching for materials with characteristics that lend themselves to candle making but go the next step and are eco-friendly and natural too.
Step # 2. So your molds are ready, ready for the next step in home candle making? Fill the bottom pan of the double boiler with water and put it on the stove top with low heat. As you are waiting for the water to coil you are going to want to cut some of the wax in to the top pan. Place the top pan on the bottom pan and wait for the wax to begin melting.
Beeswax is made from bees and gives off no smoke which is good and it also has a pleasant sweet smell. It is sticky and it shouldn’t be used for making candles in molds. Beeswax is expensive.
For example I used to cringe when someone suggested that I use a quart milk carton as my mold. The image of a wax shaped milk carton just didn’t appeal to me. Then I was shown how the candle could be prepared after stripping the mold. The follow on steps have options such as carving to change the shape, Latex painting, application of pins, beads and sequence. All this is done after the carton mold is removed. When the candle is completed you would never have guessed it was poured into a milk carton.
Here is a list of all of the Candle making Singapore supplies that you need: a double boiler, some paraffin wax, color dye, scented oils, wicks, wick tabs, carving knife, scissors, metal spoon, thermometer, and a candle mold. You can easily find all of these items online or at an arts and crafts store for fairly cheap. If you want you can make the double boiler yourself using a boiling pot as the bottom pot and an empty soup can as the top pot.
Like any form of creation, candle making leaves the creator with a sense of pride and self-satisfaction which comes with a job well done. It involves making or creating the object from scratch, with your own hands, putting into it your creative ideas or thoughts and also your feelings. This form of creating something with your own hands leaves you a better person. Also, this art form can serve as an outlet for ideas and emotions. The candle maker often puts his inner most thoughts and ideas into making the candle. The more creative the candle maker, the more unique the final product will be.
If you prefer candles that smell “pretty” then you may want to add some oil scent or fragrance. Once the wax is melted, you can pour in the chosen fragrance and stir it into the wax. You will need measure all of your scents by weight.
The last of the candle molds I want to introduce you to are those made of plastic. The plastic molds are most cost-effective. As such, they are a cheap way for you to introduce yourself to the hobby. Keep in mind, however, that they will not last as long. They are the most fragile, and can break if handled roughly or simply due to age and fatigue. They do clean up nicely though, with warm soapy water. Just be sure the mold is 100% dry before you use it again.