Candlemaking Tools and Supplies

While you can start making great candles with the basic minimum amount of materials you may require specific tools and supplies as you graduate in the art of making candles. Here again there are some products that you can concoct out of the items that are already present in your house. At the same time you will also be able to find special tools in the craft shop that are meant specifically for making candles. From melting pots to thermometers and scales and different kinds of wax and wicks you will want to try your hand at the more complex candle making as you go further.

In addition to that there are also specific optional items like candle dye and fragrances that you can create. Some people also like to embellish their candles with different designs to make them look even more professional and pleasing. So gather all the molds and other tools and get going.

Types of Wax for Candle Making

Wax is obviously one of the main ingredients that are used in candle making. However, it is not just wax that you need to get from the candle store. There are various kinds of wax that are available and the choice is no longer limited to only tallow as in the older days. You need to know the kind that you want to work with. Each of these wax types that can be used for making candles has its own...


Candle Wicks

The other main material that you require for making candles is a wick. These days we can buy various kinds of wicks directly from the craft shop but there was a time when these were made at home. The wick is an important part of the candle since the manner in which it sits in the candle decides the manner in which the candle will burn. There are essentially three types of wicks - cored, flat and...


Melting and Pouring System

Wax should never be heated directly on the fire. This means that you cannot just place the wax in the pan and put it on the stove to melt. You will need a double boiler for the same. There are various kinds of double boilers that you will get in the market and you can just choose a size that meets your needs. If you do not want to start investing money in buying hardware before you can decide ho...


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