Making Hand Dipped Candles
Candles in the current scenario are used for several purposes like decoration & gifts. They are always an indispensable part of the festivities and usual home decor. Candle making is a great pastime for special moments as well, for instance parents making candles together with their children, or gifting the same to your family & friends on special occasions. These are also an excellent craft to sell.
Hand dipped candles add elegance to our homes, act as a gracious center piece for the dinner tables, add vibrancy at the wedding receptions, and appeal one & all with varied colors and scents.
Yet, making hand dipped candles is not recommended for the beginners. In order to get to these, one must have the basics of candle making right under their belt. Also the process is very time consuming that might frustrate the beginners.
With unique color schemes hand dipped candles form a rare style of candle making. For interesting ideas and inspirations, just log on the internet or look out in the near by library or book store to search for books that are filled in with pictures and ideas to make interesting hand dipped candles for all occasions. On the online sources many a times you might also come across the gorgeous pictures of hand dipped candles along with the step by step instruction manual to make them yourself. The candle making books and online stores also offer interesting color palettes and charts to make newer shades for your hand dipped candles.
- A large amount of paraffin wax
- Double boiler for melting the wax
- Wooden spoons
- Good quality thermometer
- Color-There are various sorts of colors available for the hand dipped candles-namely chips, cakes, liquid, powder, etc.
- Fragrances (optional)- While adding fragrances to your hand dipped candles ensure that the scents you use are pure oils with absolutely no alcohol or water base.
- Heating the Wax
- Add the Colors and Scents
Beware that too much of scents also disturb the quality of the candle burning, so watch that the scents or aromas you add must be mild enough.
- Building the Candle
In case you want the candle to have more than one color, keep the wax of another color ready for the dip.
- Completing the Candle
Your hand dipped candles is ready to use!
Making hand dipped candle is quite consuming, but looking at the final creation, the toil, effort and time is all the worth!
In order to practice economically that is without wasting any materials, melt the wax from your waste candles or those you are freshly building. Use them over & over again, unless and until, you perfect the process.
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