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Candle Making Training





You will dip the two wicks over and over again in the hot wax until the taper candles are the desired width. After they have completely cooled you can trim the wick to inch of the top of the candle. To make the column candle you will need to use a candle mold. Simply heat the wax and pour it into the mold until it completely cools. 

A quality thermometer is a great investment as the gel won t set properly if you don t get it hot enough and it will lose the glossy color if you get the temperature too high. If you desire to add color to your gel candles, add it in slowly. The colors show more vibrantly in gel candles than wax candles so you will need a lot less than what you use if you make wax candles. 

A silicon mold release spray will ensure your candles slide out of the mold easily and keep their perfect shape. Mold cleaner will help ensure they work properly time and time again. Colors add appeal to candles. The market offers a full array of colors to purchase for candles. There are many shades of the primary colors as well as pretty pastels and bold brights. 

Keep track of where you purchased the discounted items so you can return to that retailer or online store if you are happy with the quality of the products. Containers and holders for your candles are one area you should never spend a great deal of money on. I won t recommend buying them for regular price unless they are for a wedding or other very special occasion. 

If you are going to add color or scent you will want to do it now. Move the dipping can to a flat, dry surface. If you are using a counter top, place a towel or cookie sheet under the dipping can. Take a wick and dip it into the hot wax. You will only be getting the wick covered the first few dips. The process of dipping taper candles is easy, yet time consuming. 

It has a dry texture and should also be stored in a dry environment to prevent clumping. This additive is a hardener. To be effective, add one teaspoon for each pound of wax. Chimasorb 81 is a powder with a yellowish tint. Of all the additives, this one is the most likely to clump, even in areas of low humidity.