The Step- by- Step Guide;
Step 01: Melt the wax - There are different methods of doing this. It easier to have two pots. The bigger one and the smaller one. Pour unmelted wax into a smaller pot, then put the smaller pot inside the larger pot that has boiling water. Melt the wax over water and never directly on a hot plate as it catches fire very fast.
Step 02: Transfer the wax into the pouring pots - Once the wax has melted you must transfer the wax into the pouring pots. Then add color and fragrance into the pouring pots. While these are dissolving slowly set up your molds/ containers.
Step 03: Begin filling your containers. - Insert the wick at the center of the container and secure it so that it keeps the original position. One easy method is to attach a small ‘ superglue’ at the bottom of the wick to secure it. Make sure that your pouring temperature is about 145- 150, but with experience you will soon learn to know the right temperature.
Step 04: Cooling the candles. - The best temperature to use to cool the candles is a room temperature without any drafts.
This is how simple it is to manufacture candles. In our next feature we will discuss further issues that are related to the art of making candles.