Like most other handcrafted products, making your own candles is a process that can be incredibly. Further whether you’re combining new fragrances to evoke a specific smell, or you’re creating beautifully colored layers in your candle jars, there’s lots of ideas for customization. Indeed would you like to know how easy and fast is to make candles at home. Further more Let us begin with making our Making handmade Candle at home.
History of Candle
In India, about the same time, they were made from wax that was a residue of boiling cinnamon. After that many of the fuels and materials for wicks are tried. One of the most common materials people used for fuel is beeswax. People seen evidence that the earliest candles were made from whale fat in China during the Qin Dynasty, some 200 years B.C.. It was used from 40BC in China until the discovery of synthetic materials. Generally these Chinese candles were molded in paper tubes, using rolled rice paper for the wick, and wax from an indigenous whale fish. Dipped candles made from tallow were made by the Romans beginning about 500 BCE.
The early Greeks used candles to honor the goddess Artemis’s birth on the sixth day of every lunar month. Wax from boiling cinnamon was used for temple candles in India. Yak butter was used for candles in Tibet.
Material for Making handmade Candle
- Candle-making soy wax
- Large candle wicks
- Bottle of fragrance oil
- Heat-proof container
- Double boiler
- 2 pencils
Process for Making handmade Candle
Prepare Your Vessel
Firstly make sure the vessel you chose is heat-resistant and clean. secondly note that when you choose container make sure it is introduced to hot wax. Also if you’re repurposing a container, be sure wash and dry it well—any water droplets will repel the wax. Thirdly after choosing container you can now stick or just put your wick to the bottom of the container, if you’re sticking than leave it to dry and if just hanging than make sure to hold with hands or put around 2 person on top of container.
Put the pot/double boiler to boil on your stove about halfway filled with water. Indeed if you don’t have double boiler you can put a pot to boil with water than place a bowl inside pot in which you can add wax. Further measure out your wax into the tin kettle, keeping in mind to account for air gaps. Wax chips take up about half their volume when melted. Stir gently with spatula to avoid overheating the wax.
Use a thermometer to keep track of the heat. Further Once the wax reaches 190 degrees, add a bottle of essential oil. If you chose to color your candle, add the block at the same time, being careful to melt and mix it throughly to avoid patches. If you are mixing scents use more than one bottle instead of a blend to make sure the scent comes through.
Done with candle
Turn off the stove and mix the wax, oil, and color together well. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared vessel, careful to avoid spilling on the wick. Too Leave the candle to harden overnight. Also don’t freeze or cool your candle! Chilling hot wax can cause cracks and prevent the candle from burning properly. After your candle has cured, remove the wick clip and trim the wick. As you use your candle, keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch for a clean, even burn.
Now the candle is ready you can use this candle for your personal use or else you can sell on handmade websites which promotes these handmade creative products. Also for selling on Afday you can refer to our blog of how to make seller profile and to do listing of products.