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Candle Making for Beginners | Everything you need to know

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Attaching the Wick

    • 4. Types of Wax

    • 5. Melting the Wax + Adding the Scent

    • 6. Pouring the Wax

    • 7. Adding crystals and herbs

    • 8. Trimming the Wick

    • 9. Packaging

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About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to make soy wax scented candles from scratch.

You will learn:

  • materials required
  • how to choose the right wax
  • how to attach the wick 
  • melting and pouring the wax
  • adding the scent 
  • adding herbs and crystals along with adding finishing touches
  • trimming the wick
  • packaging the candle.

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Yashvi A.

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1. Introduction: Hi, In my class, you'd be learning how to make candles for beginners. You will learn everything from the type of wax to use, to the packaging of the candle. This beginners class is good for anyone who's looking to start a business or just make candles for themselves. So I hope you'd be joining me in the next lesson. Thank you. 2. Materials: So here is what you would need. First of all, you would need a jar. So my candle jar is black in color and it's 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch. There are several types of jars you can use, such as frosted jars, white Jars as well. Let's clear jars. It's all up to you. You would also need candle jar lids. They keep the candles clean by keeping dust and debris out. And they also preserve the lifespan of scented candles by preventing the fragrance from escaping, which require weights. So it's around 5 " known and they are created. They have also gone withstand, which makes it easier for me to use in my candles. Between graded with to normal exam for full period since the last stone wall and our inequality. So the reason I've chosen 5 " long breaks so that I can trim off the excess according to how much ever I require, as well as it helps keep the candle gouache straight when pouring the wax. Next, I have a digital thermometer and you can change the temperature from degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit according to what you prefer. This is half-full and keeping your candles consistent. E.g. if the first time your candle wax melted at 01:50 degree Fahrenheit. You can use this measurement for your future candles and ensure that all of them are consistent with each other. Then I have Cl2 drops over here. This would help us stick the braided wigs into the candle jar. And what some people do is they use hot glue guns, or they simply take the braided wig and stand in wax and then use that to stick it inside the candle jar. Then we have our center. So the center you'd be using this fresh lemon grass. Of course. I mean, there are several types of wax. This is soy wax. And I'll get into the importance of choosing the wax with nato and another class of mine. This is not measured. Right now. Of course I'm measuring, then you would also require measuring scale or echoing scale. So I'm using this distal one. What meets the candles unique is the fact that we are going to be using crystals. The crystals at home, so you use depends on the intention of the candles. This class, we would be using lemongrass ports along with the North cream oven cheering candles. Usually I stick to one type of crystal. But these scandals and specific are several clusters, e.g. it says Daniel Scott. So here we have a skewed and you would get to know the importance of this as we're making the candles, but just know that it is used to ensure that the wake remains straight while pouring the wax. Because usually what happens is that even though you've stopped the work using the clue drop, it's possible that it bends towards one side or liens. And the skin effect, the burning of the candle itself. And it is not pleasing to look at. What we have to do for this would be a hair dryer, but I would recommend using the dodge it. You can see the flames by the lawsuit can be very careful, and this is essential in order to add the homes and crystals. But if you do not want also crystals in your candle, the nurse no need for a watch. But I would recommend having one feels to me ensure that the wax is not in the candle and it's not bumpy or 1 bar does not more than the other. That's mainly we would also be requiring two bands and we would be using the double boiler method. And of course, you would need a heat source to melt the wax, which can be a gas stove. Now, you need 1 mol that is bigger than the other. So the smaller boy would be filled with water and the baker pole would be placed on top of it. 3. Attaching the Wick: So in this class I'm a bit attaching the pleaded whites do the candle. Now the first step always is to clean your candle and unchartered Does no dust inside. This just improves the quality of the camera to me once, but I'm feeling it. You should be killed. Now remember we're making single week Ghana's, so we will be using one week each for the candles. So here you can see the blue dot. This is how it looks and this is the base of the braided way. To do that. Now, what I usually do is I just pressed the student shop that it's stuck to the work itself. And then you should carefully of the people. Now this is an important part and this is so eccentric entering I was talking to you about. But the problem is that I don't find it, that I prefer putting it in the middle of myself. So you have to be very careful when doing so. I'm just going on yeah, I think that's in the middle. What you can do is just use something to apply pressure to it. Let me just see it's the same with the rest. So I've showed you once again the glue drop date killer. Sit on top of the back. And then just going to ensure that stuff. Third property, the candles, you can see that the Whigs are not actually standing up straight, but are rather falling towards one side. Now, this can get a shoe and following the wax and can cause so with the global like this, not exactly true, but appear like that and that can cause problems when lighting candles. So to avoid this, secure, so I'm reusing skewers from my last batch of gas. That's fine. That's a bit of black, so real. And then see the advantage of having five and inch width is. So for now, I'm just wrapping it around. Now, the main part of my week itself. Here you can see it's true. So repeat those same. Again. Just like around the middle. 4. Types of Wax: Types of boxes. Here, I've listed them down, but our main focus would be on paraffin wax soil box in these graphs. If you do not want to get into the theory of it, let me just stay. The wax that we would be using in this class is soy wax. And I have bought doubly plus soy wax. So the candle wax properties in regards to the average dime. So beeswax has the highest spoon time and paraffin has the lowest. And the mounting points for each of these boxes default. Paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is quite popular as it is readily available. It's commonly used, unaffordable, but it is a byproduct of crude oil refining. It releases carcinogens as well as it releases black suit when burning. And it's going to require displeasing to a few people. So I tend to avoid paraffin wax since it's not the best phone nature. But benefit of using paraffin wax is that it has better central than soy wax, which means that it holds cent better. Soy box is a renewable source, unlike paraffin. And it is carbon-neutral, which means that it does not have negative impacts on the environment. It also wants 40 to 50% slower than paraffin wax, which means that it's a longer-lasting candle, which is a good thing. It bones clean and this naturally suit as well as adult sons. So overall, I feel like soy wax is the best option. If you're a beginner. Bee's wax is honestly one of the best boxes because it is how the wax it loans clean as long booting, non-toxic. It's renewable and it has a naturally sweet fragrance, but it can be challenging to work with. So it's not recommended for beginners. It is also not good for scented candles because of having that naturally sweet fragrance. Having that naturally sweet fragrance means that it cannot hold other sons. Well, that's why it's not good for scented candles. 5. Melting the Wax + Adding the Scent: So the wax should be a bit under 100 g because you do not want to fill the job completely to the door and there should be some space left for the width. Note that in order to make your wax melt faster, you can cut the wax labs into smaller pieces. This is the double boiling method. So what you do is take a pan filled up with water and wait for it to boil and then place another pan on top. But the waxen and that if married. So I've added more wax so that I can make around seven candles. And this is my setup that I've kept ready on the side. Now, you want to keep storing the wax so that it does not become solid. And to ensure that there are no lumps in the wax itself. Once the wax is completely melted, the digital thermometer and measure the temperature. And you can use this as a reference point for future candles that you make. Over here, you can see that the temperature is increasing quite a bit and goes up to around 190 degrees Fahrenheit and y-axis complete femur that as well. So now I would turn off the stove and just let the wax cool. Again. Don't forget to keep storing the wax. So when the temperature reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit or so, they can then add your son. Now we can add our send, the send we will be using is lemongrass. One important thing to note for me thinking is that the central link capacity of each candle is around ten to 12 per cent. So that means that if we are making 100 gram candle, then we need to add round ten mLs of cent. So this would give us the best results in terms of cent. So since I'm making seven candidates, I will be adding around 70 MO of my fresh lemon grass. And when you add the scent, it's possible that lumps form in your wax. So you have to quickly store it in order to remove those lamps. And eventually your wax should be consistent again. 6. Pouring the Wax: Now we need to just follow the wax. One problem that did occur was that the ban was too heavy for me to live. So I asked for someone to help me. And it is important to make sure that your hand is steady while pouring the wax. So you need to ensure that the fan or AC is not on. You need to let the candles naturally settle and the skin take awhile. So there'll be around two to 3 h. I'm going to put a quick time lapse over here just so you can see the precise of a drying. So even though the candles are technically made, they do not look the best. So if cost effects that we have to take a few other steps and add homes as well as. So we'll be doing that in the next class. 7. Adding crystals and herbs: In this lesson, we would be evening out the surface of the wax in our candles, and we will be adding hopes and crystals. So first of all, remove the skew will keep all your hopes and crystals ready because the gander remains in the melted form for just a little time. Now use your blowtorch and melt the wax. And the melt pool is made. Now in short that the blow torches not burning your wiki itself so you can use your other hand, hold it out straight. So while your candles wax is melted at a melt pool is created. Quickly. Add your hopes. So here I'm adding lemon grass. Now one thing you need to keep in mind is that you shouldn't put the hub still close the week as it can clog it. So put it on the surrounding or the circumference of your jar itself. So next, I'll be adding the rose petals. Since my green adventuring crystals are quite big in size and they're not actually chips out, only be adding one. Press it in a bit to ensure that it is stuck to the candle wax and that it does not fall off once the candle wax has solidified. Now I'm adding the other crystals. Once you've made the candle, let it sit for a few seconds before actually moving it. So our first scandal is almost complete. Just let it sit for some time to ensure that the wax is completely solidified. Deal then we would start the second candle. So I would only be showing two candles. And then I'll put a time-lapse of me making the rest. 8. Trimming the Wick: We have now reached one of the final steps. So trimmed away using a scissor or any type of cutting tool to about one-fourth of an inch and in shorter to the same before each use of the candle for best results. Next, cover your candles with lids and you're done. 9. Packaging: So for those of you that are looking to start a small business with candles, the order is how I package my candles. So this is the lemongrass candle that we made. And your are some jute drawstring pouches that I have purchased in bulk. So what I do is I put the candle inside and I have made a thank-you card with certain instructions to follow e.g. you should not burn the candles for more than 4 h at a stretch. Then I have adopted thank-you card sort of DAG. And then I use it to die around my pouch.