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How to make soy wax candles

teacher avatar Gabi C6beauty, Natural Beauty Blogger

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      Tools ingredients


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      Tutorial | How to make soy candles


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      How to fix cracked candles


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Creating candles is a fascinating hobby. Creating magnificent candles that will decorate our home with the fragrances we adore most is certainly rewarding.

In the next videos, I show you how to make two soy candles in different containers and using different wicks. To help you create your candles in full autonomy, in the tutorial you will also find the steps to calculate the right amount of ingredients and how to fix cracked candles, a classic problem that can occur in the creation of candles with soy wax.

What are you waiting for, start creating your candles today!

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Gabi C6beauty

Natural Beauty Blogger


Hello, I'm Gabi owner of C6Beauty, a Düsseldorf based blog dedicated to the art of zero waste and DIY natural beauty.

Before dedicating myself to being a blogger, I spent many years studying chemistry and also obtained a doctorate. It was through this education and scientific knowledge that I became passionate about creating my own homemade products. I love to study what’s behind every single ingredient and discover its benefits, and I am always happy to share what I’ve learned!

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1. Introduction: Greetings, so you walk scan those is among the most creative and rewarding hobbyists. Creating candles by choosing pregnancies and dies when make them unique and perfect for decorating your home. In the next few videos and show you how to make, do soy candles containers and using different weeks to help you create your candles in fuel autonomy. In that area, you will also find the steps to calculate the right amount of ingredients, but also how to fix correct candle. A common problem that can occur in creation of candles with soil rocks. So what are you waiting for? Staffed creating your candles today. 2. Tools ingredients: Hi, Let's see now what ingredients in tools we will need to create our candles and how to calculate the exact amount of watts and additives. Let's start with ingredients and the tools needed. In this course, we are going to make you do so you wax candles in containers. I've chosen to use 100%. So we walked into temperature resistant glass containers. If you have old candles at home, you can reuse them. Is this one, for example, once contained an old candle, once finished and cleaned, and decided to reuse it to create a new one. In addition to the containers, we will need weeks. In this course, I'll create candles, both with cotton weeks and food one. For the first candle, I'm going to use these waxes rounded week already, fix it to the base. While for the second, I will use a glue them week. Then we will need a food holder receives to fit the weeks. The glass progresses, they have to be specific for candles and also dies also made for candles. If you decide to give the candle to sound, one is a gift. And don't forget to attach a speaker with the specifics of the US. They are easily found online. To me, these candles, I will be using the microwave for technical and record the reasons. But it would be ideal to use the binary to have more control over the wax melting process. If you decide to use the memory, you will need a double boiler system and help lead. We will also need a spatula, digital scale for when wax and fragments. In some containers for weighing, walks, fragments and dies. It thermometer blobs in some paper towels. And in preparing the work table, let's calculate the amount of wax and fragments to be used for this project. We start by measuring the amounts of each ingredient for the candle in the largest container. We weight the amount of water in it until we reach about a centimeter from the age. The way these 110 grams. Now, let's note down the weight of the water. 110 grams, which corresponds to 3.52 arches. The second step is to set the percentage of fragments we want to use in our candles. I choose to use 6% so as not to smuggling pants. Then we calculate the amount of fragments by multiplying the weight of water by 0.06 that correspond to the person page of fragments chosen. At this point, we'd subtract the amount of fragments just calculated from the weighted mass of water, obtaining 103.4 grams. To calculate the amount of wax to be used, we will have to multiply this value by the density of the wax that these by 0.9, we obtain 93.06 grams, a very different value from the 110 grams of water wave it. Finally, we calculate the amount of dye. I've chosen a percentage of 0.05 to have a light tone. To calculate it, just multiply the amount of walks by 0.05%, which corresponds to 0.0005, obtaining 4.6 milligrams. Let's go ahead and calculate the amount of ingredients for the second container is done previously. We weighed the water inside. We note down the weight of the water, this time 60 grams. We said the percentage of fragments we want to use in our candle. I choose once again to use the 6%. To avoid confusion, we calculate the amount of fragments by multiplying the weight of water by 0.06. Then we subtract the amount of fragments and just calculated from the weighted mass of water, getting 56.4 grams to calculate the amount of so you are to be used. We will have to multiply this value by 0.9, which is the density of the soil. Finally, we calculate the amount of dye. Also in this case, I choose to use the same percentage used in the previous candle to calculate it, just multiply the amount of walks by 0.05%, which again corresponds to 0.005, obtaining 2.5 million rounds. Now that we have prepared the work table in calculating the quantities of our ingredients, we are ready to prepare the canvas. So see you in the next module. 3. Tutorial | How to make soy candles: Let's start making our first scandal right away, wearing gloves for safety reasons. Now, it's time to weigh the soil. The amount of wax needed for the first candle is about 93.06 grams. We waited in high temperature resistant virus glass container. If you are using MBB a Marine, you can also use stainless steel cups, specifically for candle making. Once we weighed out the amount of seawater, we mailed it in the microwave. I use 630 bucks for a couple of minutes. After this time, we take the container and continue to see or with the state law to allow all the wax to mail. An important thing to consider when we prepare Campbell's is to know the pouring temperature. We can easily find it online among the characteristics provided by the manufacturer. Or as in my case, even directly on the package. The wax I use, is it pouring temperature between 50 and 70 degrees Celsius? We measure the temperature with a thermometer observing that it is within the range. And be careful not to touch the walls of the glass container with a thermometer. If you do, you risk measuring an incorrect temperature that is probably higher. The temperature of the water is 60 degrees, perfect for Boolean. In the meantime, let's prepare the fragments and the dy by weighing them into different containers. Let's wait 6.6 grams of programs. We set it aside and wait to die. Let's pour the additives into the soil rocks and steer to mix them with the weak and the speaker. Now let's apply the adhesive under the base of the weak and place it exactly in the center of the container. To make sure that the week remains central, we use a weak holder that we avoid moving the week during the next step. When the container ready, we can poor now the wax. Before doing so, however, the temperature of the wax, once again, to make sure it is still in the ideal range. The temperature is still within the suggests the range, and we are ready to pour the wax into the container. Let's clean a bit the work table and let the candle slowly. Now is the time for our second candle. This candle, unlike the previous one, as a Buddha week. First, we insert the Buddha week into the week holder. And with a little pressure with a curate to the week holder. At this point, it's attached to the container, making sure to place it in the center. Since the vote is more difficult to car than cotton, I prefer to get it first and showed them later. If necessary. I get is lately before the head of the container and set it aside to weigh the ingredients. Knowing the amounts of each ingredient, we weigh them, starting with the soy wax. Let's melt it in the microwave. Or if you prefer, in a bane marine. And once mounted, let's measure the temperature. The temperature is about the 56 degrees Celsius effect for pouring. In the meantime, let's measure the additives and wearing the gloves. For this candle, I want them to use a coconut programs with a peak die. So let's weigh the quantity calculated earlier using a digital scale that allow us to measure even quantity in the ordinal milligrams. At this point, let's pour the additives into the wax and still to mix them. Let's check the temperature of the wax once again to make sure that we are in a recommended range of the pouring temperature. 52 degrees. Perfect. We are ready to pour the wax into the container. Let's do candles cool for at least 72 hours. In the next lesson, we will see the result and how to improve the class problems that can be had with candles seaweed. So see you in the next module. 4. How to fix cracked candles: After 72 hours. This is the result. Let's take a closer look at the candle with the blue them weak. In this case, the wax has cooled evenly without creating any craters. Only in the area close to the edge. Or the week, we can notice some irregularities. We do not observe frosting either. This is a typical problem found with soy candles. For example. We can easily observe it in this candle that I prepared. Frosting is the detachment of the wax from the container as a result of what? String cage and in found no problems, this candle is almost ready to be used. The situation with the cotton with candle is different. Here it is evident that the cooling of the wax and it's shrinkage has led to the collapse of the wax in the center area. This phenomenon is typical in soy wax candles, but there is no need to worry because fixing these problems is very straightforward. To fix the small aesthetic defect over all candle, we need to melt the surface of it and let it solidify again. Let's start by removing the week holder. To melt the wax. We use a heat gun. I use these one that I have used for other BRI projects. That's why it has these shades of blue and white. Anyway, we fade out the heat down and quickly run into over the wax. We continue taking care not to spend too much time on the same spot, but to melt the wax evenly. When the wax is uniformly melted, we let it cool. After some minutes, the wax solidifies evenly. While the walk scores. Let's take the pink candle. For this candle will need to trim the wooden week because it does currently to lung. Typically, I trim that would weeks so that they are about five millimeter or two inches. To do this, we can take scissors or if you have better, the specific week cutter for candles. Now the candle is ready after a few hours. The green candle, the one with the cotton week, is reading and all that remains is to trim the week with a sheet source. Okay, Now also the second candle is reading and all that remains is to like it. 5. Conclusione: This course dedicated to creating candles week. So you will allow you to create beautiful candles according to your needs and preferences. So what are you waiting for that creating your candles today? I can wait to see your creations.