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Monday, November 2, 2009

Make Your Own Beeswax Candles!

We have the purest all natural Florida made beeswax ready for your candle making ideas! Buy our beeswax online and on sale 24/7 at http://www.sharpweblabs.com/ or http://www.floridaherbhouse.com/! Our beeswax is triple filtered and unrefined for the best smelling candles in the world! Making beeswax candles is easy and fun! Follow the easy to use guide below!

Making homemade candles can be a fun hobby, whether making them as gifts or for yourself to enjoy. Candle making usually requires some experimentation, but when you discover how to make those perfect candles, it's well worth the effort.

There are a few basic supplies needed for making most candles:
wax wicks mold or containers wax melter candle making thermometer fragrances dyes putty for molds .

For new candle makers, the best way to having great results would be through learning how to make beeswax candles. It is considered as a perfect project for any beginner. The fact that no molten wax is included likewise makes this project ideal in itself. Cost is neither a problem. Rolled beeswax candles are not only fun but very cheap and easy to make. Plus, you really don't need a lot of materials if you want to learn how to make beeswax candles.
Rolled beeswax candles comprise of basic materials namely wicks and honeycomb beeswax sheets. You may also need knives and scissors as tools in making these. The instructions are relatively easy.

First, place the beeswax sheet on a smooth surface. Place the wick on the shorter part or side of the beeswax sheet. Then crimp the edge of the beeswax sheet over the wick. Press it gently and continue rolling until the wick is fully covered. Seal in the ends by means of pressing the sheet as you roll it. Remember to do this process gently as you do not want to damage or break your beeswax candle.

Learning how to make beeswax candles also means applying the following tips. It is very important to roll the sheet tightly. It is also essential to keep the edges straight. No adhesive or glue is required in sealing the ends, all you need is press it gently and roll the sheet to make it firm. As you slowly do the rolling, you will notice how your beeswax grows in diameter. It has been said that the only means of sealing its ends is through your body heat. Just be patient in doing the process and do not do it hastily. Also, you have to remember that beeswax sheets have to be warm before you can roll them. It is advisable to use a blow dryer in warming your wax sheets. Moderation is also the golden rule when doing this technique.

To make molded candles, cut the wick two inches taller than you want the candle to be, then thread it through the hole at the bottom of the mold, then plug the outside of the hole with putty. Place a pencil or similar item over the top of the mold and tie the top of the wick to it, centering the wick. If the mold is cardboard, plastic, or glass, heat the wax to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. If the mold is metal, then heat the wax to 190 degrees. You can use a candle or candy thermometer to measure this. When the right temperature is reached, lift the melter by the handle and slowly pour the wax into the mold. Let cool for twelve hours then refrigerate for twelve more hours, then your candle is ready to be removed.

To make votives and other small container candles, you can use pre-tabbed wicks by simply placing them in the center of the votive candle molds or containers, then pour the wax mixture over and let stand for twelve hours, refrigerating the votives.
This should give you a good start in this enjoyable hobby.

Have A Great Day!