Did you know you can easily make candles DIY at home with basic ingredients and fragrances. You can create them with unique designs and shapes that fit your needs best.
What ingredients do you need for making a candle?
- Candle-making soy wax
- A packet of large candle wicks
- Fragrance oils
- Heat-proof container
- Double boiler
- A pair of chopsticks or pencils
Steps for candle making:
Measure the wax
Before you begin making the candle, prepare your surface where you will measure and pour the wax. You can cover the surface with newspaper to make the cleaning easier for you after the process is done. Once you are ready with your surface, measure the amount of wax you need. Measuring the wax will help you in choosing the right container and deciding the number of candles.
Melt the wax
After measuring the right amount of wax, you can set it for the melting process. Melt your wax with a double boiling method instead of directly setting it on the burner. You can either use a double boiler or prepare a double boiler at home. First, fill the bottom layer with two inches of water, and then add in the wax in the top pot and turn on your burner.
Add fragrance oils or colors
Aroma candles are a popular choice and require fragrance oils for the incredible scent you are looking for. When your wax melts down completely, add your choice of fragrance oil. During this step, you can also add color to give an attractive appeal to your homemade candle.
Set the wick:
Set your wick carefully before pouring your wax into the container. Ensure that your wick is strongly attached to the bottom of the container to avoid unwanted struggles after. You can also use a few drops of melted wax to attach the wick to the bottom.
Pour the wax:
Before you pour the wax into a container, ensure that the temperature of the melted wax is just right. Otherwise, it will damage your container and can cause a serious mess after. This is the time to bring in your thermometer. When your melted wax is on 140 degrees F, you can pour it into the container.
Secure the wick:
After pouring the wax into a container, securing the wick carefully at the right place is a must. Otherwise, it will sway into the melted wax. To keep the wick in the centre, you can use two chopsticks. Place them parallel to each other securing the wick. No wait for the wax to cool down.
Cut the wick and enjoy:
Once your wax cools down completely, you can remove the chopsticks and adjust the height of the wick. Keep the wick half an inch long for a better flame. Now, you can store your candles at room temperature and use them as you please!