The Candle Trade,
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It must be stated that candle making business can be done both on a small and a large scale. In this article we have dedicated ourselves to the basic principles of the art of making candles. The person concerned will then decide whether they intend to make candles on a small or large scale. The method that has been adopted in this article is a manual method. There are fully automated machines that one can buy and use to manufacture candles.
Wax; There are different types of wax. Paraffin wax, beeswax and the like. The manufacturer firstly has to decide which wax is best suitable for their needs.
Fragrance Oil; There are many types to choose from.
Color; Dye is used.
Containers / Molds; It is advisable to start with candle tins as it is easy to use.
Wick; This forms the ‘ nucleus’ of candle making business. It is important to choose a wick that is of good quality because poor quality wick tends not to burn properly which will result in the product being of poor quality and useless in the commercial market.
Scale; It is needed to weigh the wax and fragrance oil.
Hot plate; Is used to melt the wax.
Thermometer; To measure the temperature of the wax. Miscellaneous; paper towels, disposable gloves, newspaper to cover the workspace, water, etc.