Making Candles With My Husband
My husband and I have been making candles together for the past few years. We started out making small batches of candles in our small apartment bedroom, but over time we have been able to expand our production and make over 100 candles in a single session. We have learned a lot along the way and wanted to share our experience with others who may be interested in making candles with their partner.
The first step in making candles is to gather the necessary supplies. We like to use soy wax, which is a renewable resource and is easy to work with. We also use essential oils for scent, wicks, and containers for the candles. We usually buy our supplies in bulk, which helps us save money and time.
Melting the Wax
Once we have all of our supplies, we start by melting the wax. We use a double boiler to melt the wax, which helps to ensure that the wax melts evenly and without burning. We also add the essential oils to the wax while it is melting, so that the scent is evenly distributed throughout the wax.
Pouring the Wax
Once the wax is melted, we pour it into the containers. We use a ladle to pour the wax, and we make sure to pour it slowly and evenly. We also use a thermometer to make sure that the wax is not too hot when we pour it.
Adding the Wicks
Once the wax is poured, we add the wicks. We use a wick holder to make sure that the wicks are straight and secure. We also use a wick centering tool to make sure that the wicks are centered in the containers.
Curing the Candles
Once the candles are poured and the wicks are added, we let them cure for 24 hours. This helps to ensure that the candles are properly set and that the scent is evenly distributed throughout the wax.
Finishing the Candles
Once the candles are cured, we trim the wicks and add labels to the containers. We also package the candles in boxes or bags, depending on the size of the candles.
What type of wax do you use?
We use soy wax, which is a renewable resource and is easy to work with.
How do you make sure the wicks are centered?
We use a wick centering tool to make sure that the wicks are centered in the containers.
How long do you let the candles cure?
We let the candles cure for 24 hours to ensure that the candles are properly set and that the scent is evenly distributed throughout the wax.