The cottage business of homemade candles is growing in popularity. An easy and natural method to smell your house at a fraction of the expense of high-street rates.
Soy candles are created from soy wax, which is hydrogenated soybean oil. Michael Richards created soy wax in 1992 as a cheaper alternative to beeswax. As he entered the candle market, he noticed an increasing demand for natural wax candles in candle making kits.
Handmade soy wax candles are completely natural. They are less expensive to build and last longer than conventional candles, and they emit 90 per cent less soot, making them a healthier alternative to ordinary candles. Soy candle wax may be washed with hot soapy water.
Do You Need To Pre-Heat Your Glasses/Containers?
However, we recommend that your glass containers stay at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before pouring. Room temperature is a crucial issue to consider while creating candles since it determines how slowly or fast your candles are set. To acquire a decent final look, your candles should be put gently. Setting too quickly can result in sinking, holes, and a sloppy finish. Before pouring, make sure your candle glasses/containers are on a stable surface.
Making Soy Wax Candles
It is simple to make soy candles. A measuring jug, soy wax flakes, fragrance oil, a glass container, a thermometer, a spoon for stirring, warning labels, a wick centring tool, wax adhesive, and a wick are all required.
Make sure your container is clean before attaching the wick to the bottom of the glass with a wick centring tool.
Do Not Microwave The Wax. This May Be Quite Harmful!
Add your wax and melt over a steady heat (do not exceed the melting point of the wax you are using – see melting points below). Add the fragrance oil just before the wax has melted and swirl slowly for 2 to 3 minutes to ensure the aroma oil and wax mingle harmoniously. Remove from the fire and set aside to cool slightly more than your pouring temperature. Decant into your pouring jug, check the temperature, and slowly proceed to pour the wax into the container when it reaches the required pouring temperature. Slow and steady is the way to go. Pouring too rapidly might cause the jar to crack and air pockets to emerge.
Allow your candles to set and cure for at least 24 hours before lighting, and keep the room temperature reasonable.
Finally, wipe the container to remove any drips and cut the wick to around 1/4′′, add a warning label, and your candles are ready to sell!
What Wick Size Do You Require?
It is critical to use the right wick to ensure that your candle burns evenly and without sooting or mushrooming. The diameter of the container defines the size of the wick to use; however, this might vary based on the scent. It is critical to conduct testing before beginning full production to ensure that everything is in order. We have suggested wicks for each wax kind.