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Molds and Containers for candle making

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Unity Submitted on the 2011/01/15 14:59:31
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Using Molds or Containers

I use a plastic votive candle mold I found in a craft store. I've also used milk cartons, jars, toilet paper rolls, small cat food cans, and even a Parmesan Cheese canister. Be creative. Conch shells could make beautiful candles, as could heavy glass tumblers. (Be very, very careful when pouring hot wax into jars or glasses. Use only thick, tempered glass, like that used for canning jars.)
Scented Candles in Containers

Items needed:
Wax of some sort -- granules (which can be bought pre-dyed) or blocks
Cotton wick, depending on the diameter of containers (the larger the container, the thicker the wick)
Pure beeswax (optional)
Double saucepan or a metal can over a pan of simmering water
essential oils and/or herbs of your choice

1. Once you know the diameter of your container, you can buy the correct size of cotton wick, simply
by matching your measurements to those on the packets of cotton wick. A wick of the wrong size
will not burn properly, so read the information on the packet carefully.
2. Gently dissolve some white wax granules or wax block (Optional: add a small bit of beeswax in the top of a double-saucepan; use about ten parts wax to one part beeswax. The beeswax will add a little color and scent to the candles.) IMPORTANT: Be careful not to overheat the wax.
3. Cut a piece of wick about twice the length required for the container. Dip the wick into the melted
wax, and leave to dry and stiffen. Now attach the waxed end of the wick to the base of the container
with a small piece of modeling clay or putty, and hook the top end of the wick over a pencil lying
across the container top.
4. At this stage, scent the candle wax by adding several drops of essential oil and or dried herbs. Add color by dropping in crayons or candle dye. Read the dye directions for appropriate amounts. Melted wax will dry to a lighter shade.
5. Gently pour the melted wax into the container, and leave to cool. You may need to add a little more wax if the cooled candle shrinks too much. Any spare wax can be cooled and re-melted for other candles.


Molded Candles
Cardboard canisters and cartons make good molds as they can be peeled off after the candles dry. It helps to spray the molds LIGHTLY with non-stick cooking spray before pouring the candles.
Follow steps 1-5 above
When candles are cool, remove the molds. Rapping a plastic mold sharply against a surface will loosen the candles. They should drop out after one or two raps. (As plastic molds get older, candles may become harder to remove. Don't forget the cooking spray.)





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Unity Submitted on the 2012/11/08 13:00:07
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Waiting for a new order... can't wait will post some pictures soon.




“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”
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Unity Submitted on the 2018/03/21 12:41:59
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My new molds should be here in the week, can't wait...




“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”
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