What a Nice Choice Candle Making as a Hobby
The candle can add romantic environment to any room. You may ever do candlelight dinner. It is romantic,is not it? Many people love candle due to its beautiful light.
Some candles also give aromatherapy. It can make you more relaxed. The price of the candle is not too expensive. But, you can save your money if you can make your own candle.
Making candle also gives you more pleasure. Some people make candle making as a hobby. Making candle is not too complicated.
You can read this article if you want to learn how to make a candle. Making candle is a quite easy project. The process is also short.
There are many types of candles that you can make. At this time, I want to tell you about making container candles. Container candle is the simplest one to make.
You do not need specialized tools for making it. You can use old glass, old mug or another old thing as a container.
Are you ready to make your own candle? In order to make your candle, you need to prepare some supplies and tools. Once you have gotten the supplies and tools, you can make many candles.
Do not worry about the cost of the material. The price is not expensive. It means that you can make several economical candles. Choosing candle making as a hobby is very interesting, is not it?
The supplies that should be prepared are wax (paraffin, soy, beeswax, wicks, fragrance oil, double boiler, and containers. For the tools, you need a spatula, thermometer, and an old pen.
Wax is the most important element for a candle. Paraffin is traditional wax. This wax is cheap. You can easily give fragrance and color.
If you want to use the expensive wax, you can choose beeswax. Beeswax has a golden color and sweet aroma. But, you can’t attach another scent to this wax. You can buy the wax in form of pellet or block. If you buy block wax, you should chop it into a smaller shape.
After choosing the right way, you should consider the wick. You should choose the right wick. Consider the size when choosing wick. There are three sizes of the wick, such as large, medium, and small. You can choose the larger one. If you want to give pleasing aroma for your candle, you need to add fragrance.
Making candle making as a hobby is not difficult. You can start to make the candle by preparing the work area. You can cover your work area with paper towels.
After that, melt the wax using a double boiler. You should give enough water in the bottom of the pan. Do not forget to stir and break the big wax using a spatula.
You may need to wait 10-15 minutes. The temperature should be 170 degrees. Add the fragrance oil to the melted wax. Let the wax cool in some minutes.
Stick the wick on the container. When the temperature of the wax is 140 degrees, you can start to pour it into the container. Keep the wick in the center. You can enjoy your own candle.