Before you can start making candles at home, you will need to buy a few things, so have them ready. The good news is that the list is short, and you can change it to fit your budget and the amount of space you have. This post will show you how to get started with the necessary basic tools.
There are a lot of different waxes to choose from, and you can even use them to make your mixes. There are three groups to choose from.
- Soy wax is a wax that is easy for beginners to use, cheap, and doesn’t contain any animal products. It has a low point where it melts and doesn’t have any smell.
- Honey farming is a way to get beeswax that is good for the environment. Not only does the wax have a high melting point, but it also smells good.
- Coconut wax: If you add coconut wax to your candles, they will burn more evenly and spread the scent better. Because it is so soft, we don’t recommend using it by itself. You should start with 10% of the total weight of the candle.
Any of scents can be used as candle making supplies wholesale.Simply choose your preference from the options provided. But we recommend making a small amount as a test to see how strong the mixture is and to make sure you like how it smells when burned. First, use one ounce of scent per pound of wax. You are able to make adjustments to the quantities there.
We have jars in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Mason jars are one example of an alternative that can be recycled here. Glass, ceramic, and tin are better than plastic because they are more durable and can handle high temperatures.
You can choose between wicks made of cotton or wood. Both can be used to make candles that work well. They depend on the size of the container you are using. If the diameter is wider, the wick will be longer. On the page for each product, we tell you what size it should be. After that, you should try other things to find the best one.
Once you have all the needed parts, you can stock up on the tools that will make the process easier. What follows is what we believe you ought to be doing.
- A thermometer will tell you when to add the scent and pour the wax.
- A double-boiler setup for melting the wax. If you don’t have one, you can use a heat-safe pitcher and set it in simmering water or put a heat-safe dish on top of the simmering water.
- A scale for precise measures.
- A wooden or silicone spoon to stir the wax with.
- Clothespins, straws, or chopsticks hold the wicks before lighting the candle.
- A pair of shears or scissors to cut the wicks.
- Newspaper or parchment paper to keep your work surface from getting dirty.
- A roll of paper towels and a spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol to help clean up.