At one point in time making candles was purely a necessity. Now it is not the case. Soy candle making is strictly for pleasure or for profits. Today, candle making is an interest that people have and the reason people make candles are varied. Many people make soy candles for their own enjoyment or they make these candles as a way to provide some their families with some extra spending money. Regardless if your goal is being your very own boss and creating a home-based business or just having fun making your own soy candles this article will get you started.
The high note, which has a light and free feel to it. It is the first smell that you pick up on and it only lasts for a while before it evaporates in to the air. Citrus scents are usually high notes.
Now before you try to spend the least amount of money on wax, there are other types used for specific candle styles. They include bayberry, soy, palm and beeswax. Over the last few years, soy has become quite popular because its natural attributes. Let’s face it. Eco is in. So natural waxes are very trendy and earthy.
Soy wax is a very distinctive type of candle wax and a relative new comer to the world of Candle making workshop. It was introduced in the 1990s as a natural and more environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax and a cheaper alternative to beeswax. Although, like the paraffin wax, it is available in different blends with different melting points, in its natural state it has a very low melting point which really makes it only suitable for making container candles.
Beeswax sheets – You can easily find these sheets at any arts and crafts store. They come in many different sizes but you want to make sure that you get a larger size. Take note of the size that you get as you are going to need to know this later.
Now clear a surface to work with, make sure it is flat and level and not going to be easily disturbed. Cover the area in newspapers to protect it and make clean up easier. Now when the area is prepared take the carving knife and cut chunks of the wax in to the top pot of the double boiler. Place the top pot on the stove and boil the water. Stir the wax often and check the temperature as it should melt at around 160 degrees.
This project is very easy and goes quickly. Even better, you’ll actually be doing some candle making! We’re going to make 3 scents: cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. When all 3 are lit it will smell almost identical to a fresh pumpkin pie. Of course if you don’t feel like making 3 different candles, you could easily just blend the scents together.
I had the wicks all set, and poured the wax into some large glass vases I had found at a garage sale. I was pleasantly surprised as the addition of the flowers and the coffee beans gave the candles a rich texture that you could see through the glass. And viola! my first scented candle making venture turned out to be quite successful. In the future, I will be working with candle making molds that work for holiday themes such as Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as molds that simply say Get Well or Happy Birthday. The possibilities are endless with the options of molds you can find. Many of the candles I make are simply the right color for my home. Adding scents to candles is not difficult, and in doing so you create a complete and wonderfully aromatic addition to your home for all occasions.