By following the right candle making instructions you can make wonderful soy candles, without any hassle, in a very short time. The instructions are very easy and you also need not spend a huge amount of money.
You may also want to color your candles. If you do, there are many different types of dyes available. There are liquid, powdered, and dye chips. Experiment with these different dyes to see what works better in the wax that you are using. You should read the label on each of these types to see how each one is added to the candle wax.
The first thing that you should have in your mind when making candle is to choose the right wax. If you don’t choose the right wax, the candle tends to bend. And if the wax is too sturdy, there may also be a tendency that the candle cannot burn through and through.
You can teach the children a lot during this process as well, teach them some of the history of Candle making team building, like how this used to be the only way that people would have light at night, or teach them how the wax came from bees. Make sure you encourage them as well and tell them what they are doing right and make sure they are proud of their work.
Fragrance oils. To put more life to your gel candle, add some fragrance oils that are relaxing, stress free and can give a soothing sensation when you light your candle. There are a lot of supplies in the market. Manufacturers and suppliers recommend fragrance with a flash point of 200 degrees. When adding fragrance, make sure it complements the kind of density gel you are using and make sure that it is not flammable.
Step # 1. To start the gel candle making process the first thing that you are going to want to do is to choose a work area. Choose a place that is flat, level, and that will not be disturbed by pets or children. Cover this area with newspapers.
Gel. Of course, you are making this candle so would need gel. That’s the most important thing you’ll ever need. But how will you know what gel to use? Hmm. Gels are essentially the same. The only difference between gels is the density. Gels come in low, medium and high density.
Now, you are finally finished gathering your gel candle making supplies which are the gel, zinc wick, liquid color dye, fragrance oils and embeds. Gel candle making is definitely an affordable hobby as most of the materials that you need could be readily found at home.