Candle Making Tips & Tricks

Candle Making Tips & Tricks

Candle Making Tips With Suki Home

At Suki Home we love to spread our candle knowledge. We recently posted a candle making how to blog and thought what would be better suited but some candle tips for you to also be aware of. Below are some tips that we have collated over the past few years we have been making candles.

  1. Choose the right wax for your candle. There are many different types of wax available for candle making, including soy wax, beeswax, and paraffin wax. Each type of wax has its own unique properties, so it's important to choose one that will suit your needs. For example, soy wax is eco-friendly and has a lower melting point, making it a good choice for container candles. Beeswax is more expensive but burns longer and has a natural, honey-like scent. Paraffin wax is a popular choice because it is easy to work with and holds scent well.

  2. Gather your materials and equipment. You will need a candle mold, wick, wax, fragrance or essential oils, and any other decorative elements you want to include in your candle. Make sure you have all of your materials ready before you begin so you can work efficiently.

  3. Prepare your mold. If you are using a silicone mold, you may not need to do anything to prepare it. If you are using a metal or plastic mold, you will need to coat it with a release agent to make it easier to remove the finished candle.

  4. Melt your wax. The best way to melt wax is to use a double boiler or a melting pot specifically designed for candle making. Melt the wax according to the instructions on the package, being careful not to let it get too hot.

  5. Add fragrance or essential oils. Once the wax is melted, you can add fragrance or essential oils to give your candle a pleasant aroma. The amount of fragrance you use will depend on the strength of the scent and the size of your candle. It's a good idea to start with a small amount and add more if needed.

  6. Pour the wax into the mold. Once the wax is melted and fragranced, it's time to pour it into the mold. Pour the wax slowly and evenly to avoid creating air bubbles.

  7. Add the wick. Once the wax has cooled and hardened enough to hold the wick in place, add the wick to the center of the candle. You can use a wick sticker or a small amount of hot glue to hold it in place.

  8. Allow the candle to cool and set. Once the candle is in the mold and the wick is in place, allow it to cool and set completely. This can take several hours or even a full day, depending on the size and type of candle you are making.

  9. Remove the candle from the mold. Once the candle is fully set, gently remove it from the mold. If you are using a silicone mold, this should be easy. If you are using a metal or plastic mold, you may need to use a knife or other tool to gently pry the candle out.

  10. Trim the wick. Once the candle is out of the mold, trim the wick to a length of about 1/4 inch. This will help the candle burn more evenly and prevent the flame from getting too large.

By following these steps and using the right materials, you can create beautiful, high-quality candles at home. Happy candle making and remember you can always reach out to us with any questions.


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