Many people have discovered the fun that can be had from making candles at home. But did you also know that making candles at home can be a simple and rewarding way to earn extra money and start your own home-based business? It’s true. Many people just like you have discovered new earning potential from learning more about homemade candles. And whether you are looking for a new hobby or a new business, homemade candles are a fun way to express your creativity as well.
Learning how to make candles is fairly simple and after a little practice, you’ll be able to make beautiful, unique candles quickly and easily. The first step in candle making is to place the wax that you are going to use in your wax heater. If you don’t have a wax heater, you can use a double broiler system. For most types of wax, you will want to heat it until it reaches about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan on adding any dye or fragrances to your candles, this is when you should add them. Once you have everything added, agitate the container holding the wax to ensure thorough heating and distribution of dye and fragrance. After you choose a mold for your candles, you should always heat the mold before you pour the hot wax into it. This will better ensure smooth, great looking candles. You can choose whatever type of mold you would like.
When you pour the wax into the mold, remember that the wax will shrink as it gets cooler and you may need to pour in more wax to fill the entire mold. Once you are satisfied with the amount of wax in the mold, your candle will need to be thoroughly cooled before it is removed. Candles can be cooled at room temperature, in the fridge, or by using a cold water bath.
As you can see, learning how to make candles is not as difficult as you may have thought. And as you experiment you will learn how to make candles that reflect your unique style!