First steps in the making of candles

in Hive Diy β€’ 3 months ago

First steps in Candle Making πŸ•―

Let's see where it shall lead me... And also my first post in #HiveDiY

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Today I made my first steps into Candle Making ... "Artisan Cirier" as we say in french.
It may seem easy, and yes, it is, but it was a very first experience to see if I wanted to go further.

My goal, in long term, is being able to craft high quality candles with natural bio wax, natural colours, and natural bio essential oils.

If I succeed the whole process, I might even go one step further and learn to craft the essential oils myself too.

For the final goal : πŸ•― Selling my own brand. πŸ•―

I decided to make this post to remember the moment 😁

Preparation

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Bringing all materials and ingredients to the working place. The melting pot, the wax, the 2 recipients, 2 wicks, the wicks clips.
Remind the usage of the absorbent paper to avoid wax stains.

Heating and Wicks positioning

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I poured some wax into both the recipients to gather enough of it, then I poured it in the meltingpot.
I used the electric hob of the kitchen to heat it, I had absolute no idea how long it would take.

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When it started to melt down, I dipped the base of the wicks in the wax, to "glue" them in the center of the recipients.
Hint: This avoids the usage of those ulgy wicks stickers.

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Those twe pieces of wood allow the wicks to remain straight when the wax will be poured in the recipients.

The making of the candles

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Nice, I finished the preparation of the wicks right on time, in only a few minutes the wax was completely melted, we shall now pour the liquid wax to it's final destination.

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I was a tiny bit brutal, so I needed to recenter the wood sticks to be sure the wicks remained centered... The absorbent paper did its job, my wife won't be angry at me, lol ...

And now, I just need to be patient until it cools down .

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And voilΓ  the final result. I can now cap the recipient and store them until I will use them.

Next time

Of course, these two candles are the basics, but it learned me a lot already,
I will soon be able to perfume them with essential oils, and dried flowers or plants.
I will also acquire some moulds to be able to diversify, allowing me to prepare some catalog for candles on demand ...

Absorbent paper trick.

I asked you to remind I was using absorbent paper. It's a "old generation" trick.
When your candles melt on your favorite tablecloth, you can easily clean it by putting a piece of absorbent paper on the stain, and iron it for a few seconds. The wax will melt again and will be captured by the paper, leaving your tablecloth alone ...

I hope this very simple experience pleased you, let me know if you want to see my progress with it...
I will buy loads of soja and bee wax, some molds, and prepare another post as soon as possible, because I enjoyed it.
I am eager to try with the oils too...

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Best regards,
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For memory : I lighted the first candle, lasted 8.5 hours.
Next ones should last longer as Soja Wax.