Candle making is a form of art that has existed for centuries as a type of basic lighting tools, until it became a kind of home accessories or adornment.
Dealing with wax is very messy; Therefore, the workplace must be prepared first; so that it is spacious, and free of any materials or tools that could spoil; Such as a tablecloth, or the surface of the sink, it is always recommended to remove all tools on the table, the surface of the sink, or near the gas, and put newspapers or paper towels on it, then prepare all the tools necessary for the manufacture of wax.
- Two medium-sized pots, or a double boiler.
- Containers for placing manufactured wax.
- Metal or plastic spoon.
- Old pencil or wooden sticks.
- A sheet of wax, or according to the quantity to be manufactured.
- Essential oils as desired.
- Wax dyes as desired.
- Kitchen thermometer.
- Cut the wax into thin slices or grate it with a vegetable grater.
- Put the cut wax in a glass bowl or a medium-sized saucepan, then place it over a saucepan filled with water and placed over a medium heat until it melts completely, stirring from time to time, until it reaches the temperature needed for the wax according to the type of wax.
- Dip the tip of the iron wick into the melted wax, then immediately place it in the middle of the bowl or cup in which the wax will be made; So that it remains stable when you pour the melted wax into it.
- Add several drops of your favorite essential oil to the melted wax, and the more you add, the stronger the smell of wax.
- Add a few drops of wax coloring, which should be an oil-based wax.
- Mix the ingredients well, then remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes.
- Pour the melted wax into the prepared container, and tie the wick with a pencil or wooden stick; To keep it firm, leave it to cool completely.
- Remove the pen, cut off the excess wick and then use the wax as desired.
Wax related notes
- The degree of melting of wax approved for its manufacture varies according to its type until it becomes rigid again; The ready-made scented wax should have a melting point of fifty to sixty degrees Celsius, and beeswax should melt until it reaches a temperature of sixty-two and seven degrees, to eighty-two degrees and two, and old wax should be eighty-five degrees.
- Colored crayons can be used instead of wax panels.
Candle making at home