Soy candle making is of the most popular ways for decorating your home. They create a mood and can even turn a normal bathroom into a spa. Candle making is one of the lucrative home businesses that can be started with very minimal investment.
Alright, I’ll be honest. There is actually no candle making involved in this particular project. However, it costs less than 2 dollars and you can make as many as you want to. All you need is a mini pumpkin (3-4 inches), a tea candle, and either a candle carver or a biscuit cutter. You could also just use a knife or screwdriver.
As always, I believe that the first and only place to look when you are looking for a candle making book is going to be online. When you look for ebooks in place of real books you are not only going to have just as wide a variety, you are also going to save money as most of the time the ebooks are cheaper. The reason they are less expensive is because there is no middle man, no shipping or handling, and no paper needed. With all of this stuff out of the way you are still going to get the same great quality information about making candles at half the cost!
You can teach the children a lot during this process as well, teach them some of the history of Candle making Singapore, 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.
Step # 1. Gather all of the supplies that you need: soy wax or beeswax, cotton wick, wick tab, candle mold, double boiler, candy thermometer, carving knife, and a spoon.
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.
Prepare your molds! I know; big surprise. Rub a little vegetable oil on the inside of one of the bowls and on the outside of another. Melt some white wax to the proper temperature and pour it into the first bowl, then insert the second bowl until there is only a 1 inch gap between them, and let cool. After it has cooled, remove the inner bowl; this will leave you with a white shell.
Once the wax is melted and ready to pour, you will need a mold or container prepared. Votive kits usually come with a set of votive molds and pre-tabbed wicks that you simply secure to the bottom of the mold before pouring the wax. There is a wide range in prices for candle kits based on how inclusive they are. For lower priced kits, you will probably have to furnish your own equipment. Things like the thermometer and a double boiler pot might be items you already have and can use only for candle making. Some of the popular kits which are available in market today are Beeswax Candles Kit, Gel Making Kits and Marbled Candle Kit.