Monday, February 13, 2012

Process of Making Candles at Home without Kits

Making candles at home workshop can be a fun hobby, regardless of whether priests pretend to be a gift or a purely because of your enjoyment.
Maybe yours first examples are not the best and will not succeed, but you will with a little experimentation and personal creativity after several fail attempts to make a candle just what you wanted and you will not regret the time you invested in this hobby.
To make candles you will be required following material:
wax (paraffin or natural, can be purchased in pharmacies and stores equipment for beekeepers), wick (it can be purchased at stores textile, thread and materials for upholstery),mold for casting candles (he can use anything: plastic bottles, molds for pastry, cardboard rolls of toilet paper, choose your own),vessels for melting wax (old kitchen equipment that you no longer use for food preparation),thermometer (the best would be a laboratory, graduated to 100 degrees Celsius),odors and dyes.
First you need to decide which wax to use, most commonly used paraffin waxes.
Beeswax can also be thankful, even a way to making candles without melting, but we'll talk some other time.
Wax is melted in a water bath. Water bath is the simplest right by a larger container and fill it halfway with water heated in the stove, and put the smaller one, in which the wax burn.
When the wax has melted, you can add it dye or scent, but according to personal preference. Waxes received excellent color and can dye them by various means, and you can try to paint pieces of wax. When it comes to fragrances, odors are dedicated to candles, pretty pricey, but you can experiment instillation of essential oils and essences.
The molds for casting candles should be a hole at the bottom. If you do it with those rolls of paper towels, make your own bottom, back of a stronger cardboard or plywood or similar material, and then in the middle of the bottom of the drill hole. Snips the wick 10 centimeters longer than the length of candles. At one end of the wick tie a knot, then slide it down through the hole at the bottom of the mold. At the top of the mold primer bind to a pencil or similar oblong object and make sure that the wick is centered (in the middle of the mold). If the pile of cardboard or plastic, then you will not heating wax to a temperature higher than 55 degrees Celsius to give you the vessel would not be deformed by heat. If you have a pile of metal, then feel free to heat up the wax to the temperature of 80-85 degrees, which is optimal for casting candles. If the wax are too warm, can happen to you on the surface appearance of bubbles, and if it is too cold, bubbles will appear inside the candle. Enjoy lightly wax into the mold. In multilayered colored candle each ring joins the previous cooled and hardened.
If flies candles in containers, small cans, cups and similar containers, then it would be advisable to dip the wick in advance of melted wax, cut off the desired length, then it again with a pencil centering in the vessel.
Poured candles cool at least 12 hours.

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