Before you fill your shopping cart with candle-making supplies, find out what type of candle you are getting yourself into: do you like more natural waxes like beeswax or soy? Or are you looking for a candle that keeps its shape more firmly when it burns for a long time? Paraffin wax is cheaper, easier to find, and burns longer than soy or coconut mixtures. The same goes for your wick: for the type of pillar candles I made, I used hemp wick, which supposedly burns cleaner.
I’ve learned that everything is easier with a candle pourer. It seems like a relatively simple tool, but it makes all the difference when you pour hot wax into a smaller candle mold (I burned myself once with a regular pot and it wasn’t fun). Next, test different waxes. I used beeswax and paraffin during my experiment and found that while beeswax eases pigmentation, it doesn’t hold up as well when it burns. Paraffin became my wax of choice.
Of all of my quarantine DIYS, this was the most time consuming, but I felt it was worth knowing how to make my own candles. These supplies aren’t that easy to find, but Amazon has a wide variety of basic candle making products that make it a more accessible activity. There are so many ways to customize your candle such as: B. add different colors and scented oils and switch shapes. I plan to experiment more on this front in the future. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rated this a 3 for difficulty because, while not difficult to do, it takes significant trial and error to get the right combination of wax, paint, wick, and fragrance find the one that suits your needs.