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Making Soy Wax Candles

Posted by KAT Friday, August 22, 2008

2 candles and sunflowers
When I make candles, it gets pretty hot here!


The wax needs to be melted at 190 degrees, and that is pretty hot~



Once the wax is melted, you can add the color, but you have to let it cool a bit, before adding any of the scent, otherwise, alot of the fragrance will dissipate in the hot oil, and the candle will not smell as strong as you had planned. I make all my candles to smell the absolute strongest that they can smell, so I take this step very seriously!



The next step is to wick the container you are pouring the wax into. I like to secure my wicks prior to pouring, but some companies pour a little of the wax into the bottom of jar, and wait a few minutes, and then they put the wick into the wax before it hardens, securing the wick. Then they pour the rest of the wax for the candle. I don't do it that way..... I use "Tacky wax" which acts as an adhesive holding the wick tab to the bottom of the container, kinda like a glue dot. That way, I can pour the whole candle all at once, and I don't have a line where the 2 different pours were, and I don't have a floaty wick when the candle burns down that far!



Once my wax has cooled and I have added the color and scent, I pour it into the prepared container or jar of choice, and then I just have to wait for it to set up.

That is when I make the lables for the jars. (I am not a big enough company to have all kinds of pre-printed lables available at my disposal)



And that is what it takes to make my candles!



Please come on over and take a look at my website: http://www.katscandles.com/



I have loads of things to look at and over 100 scents that you can choose from.....




4 comments

  1. Rick Says:
  2. I have a question and I'm not sure if this is the place to ask it. I have a lot of large candles that are 2 and 3 inches in diameter. I want to melt them and make them into utility candles that are approximately 3/4 inch in diameter. I haven't been able to buy any molds. I tried making some but wasn't successful. Any ideas?

     
  3. KAT Says:
  4. Rick,
    Thanks for asking. There are loads of molds for sale on the internet. Are you looking to make taper candles? I think it would also depend on the type of wax it is...
    I use soy which would not work with a taper candle.
    Send me your email address and I can explain more.
    Kat
    my email: info@katscandles.com

     
  5. Rick Says:
  6. I have sent my email, thanks.

     
  7. Graham_M Says:
  8. Hiya Kat, sorry it has taken soo long for me to look at your blog, I've been pretty busy lately. I'm really impressed with the amount of facts on it. Also my Mum collects differant kinds of candles so its awesome that theres blogs like yours. Thanks for commenting me. I'm Scottish, so your guess was pretty close lol.

     

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