Candlemaking FAQs

There's a lot that needs to be learned about candles if you are passionate about learning the art and then continuing to innovate and practice. While there are simple candles that you can start with there are a whole host of different techniques and styles that you can learn too. Starting from using recycling old candles to make new and attractive ones to creating votives, marble dip pillars, rolled beeswax candles and more, the options are almost limitless.

Many candle making enthusiasts also want to understand the manner in which they can add fragrances to their candles and the manner in which they can create patterns on them to make them look prettier. Floating candles are also a rage these days since that can be put in water and then lit to give a nice subtle glow and reflection. Some of the most common questions asked about candle making have been discussed here.

How is making gel candles different from making regular candles?

Gels have become an extremely popular option that people are taking instead of using wax for candles. This is mainly because these look extra pretty due to the transparency and the reflection of colors. The gel that is used in gel candles is made of 95 percent mineral oil and 5 percent polymer resin. The high density gels can hold higher levels of fragrance and are therefore best for scented can...


Many people feel that candles are not safe to use? Is that true?

While candles are known to be one of the most leading causes of household fires the fact is that candles are safe if they are used with the safety precautions that are required. If you have bought a candle from a manufacturer then these need to be burnt in accordance with the instructions provided. When you are burning candles at home it is important that you never leave a burning candle unatten...


How can a wick be tabbed?

A wick is tabbed in order to ensure that it settles neatly at the center of the melted wax. A tabbed wick is far easier to insert in liquid wax than otherwise. In addition to that when a wick is tabbed you can actually place the wick in the container before starting to pour the melted wax. This is something that helps to a large extent in getting it right because the wax does not start to solidi...


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