Home candle making is a hobby that is fun for the whole family. A great thing about it is that it can be done with almost any budget and in just an hour or so of time. This makes it an incredibly popular hobby and past time for people all over the place. To add to this, you are also going to be saving money as it is far more cost efficient to make your own candles then it is to go buy them. Think about it, when was the last time that you were at a boutique or a store and you bought a nice candle. Sure it smells good and it looks pretty but think about how much you paid for it. You can beautiful candles at home with whatever scents and colors that you want.
Step # 2. So your molds are ready, ready for the next step in home candle making? Fill the bottom pan of the double boiler with water and put it on the stove top with low heat. As you are waiting for the water to coil you are going to want to cut some of the wax in to the top pan. Place the top pan on the bottom pan and wait for the wax to begin melting.
Step # 5. Now you are going to roll the rest of the candle up. As you do this make sure that you keep the beeswax sheet straight and aligned. Roll up the wax slowly.
Zinc wicks. Zinc wicks are used in making gel candles because cotton wicks are known to absorb more gel. Though cotton wicks are cheaper, it is still not the best choice when making these candles. If you invest in zinc wicks, you can get absolutely stunning results since zinc wicks will not absorb the gel and it will efficiently burn from top to bottom.
Here is what you are going to do if you want to make Candle making team building scents at home. Start off by taking the flowers and the herbs that you want to use and grinding them with the mortar and the pestle. You want them to be of a medium grained consistency. The next thing that you are going to do is to place the ground up flowers and herbs in to the glass jar and add three cups of olive oil. Place the lid on tightly and shake the jar.
Simply warm about a cub of vegetable oil in a saucepan to about 100 to 150 degrees, it shouldn’t be hot. Next, wash and peel the skin from a pumpkin then add it to the oil, you want about a cup of peelings. Let it steep for about 10 minutes, and then remove from the heat. If possible, let it sit for a week at room temperature (optional, but will result in a much stronger scent). If you don’t do a whole week at least let it sit overnight. Then just strain out the solid pieces and you’re left with your own pumpkin oil.
Newspapers or cardboard – This is going to be used to cover the area that you work with. You want to keep the area that you work with clean and the best way to do this is with some newspapers or some cardboard.
Now put the lid on the container and put it to the side for five minutes. As you are waiting use the notepad to document all of the different candle making scents that you just used so that you do not forget. When the five minutes are up then remove the lid from the jar and take a whiff. How does it smell? Is one scent more powerful than the others? Is one scent drowned out? Take notes and continue working and you should have you own original candle making scents in no time!