Scented candle making, what do you need to know in order to make great aromatherapy candles at home? Well the first thing that you need to do is to have an understanding of aromatherapy and what it all entails. Aromatherapy is not simply sweet and fragrant scents, there is a lot more to it, these scents are designed to sooth, calm, relax, and heal. So which scents are needed and what is the candle making process? In the following paragraphs we are going to go over the basics of scented candle making and teach you how you can easily make your own candles at home.

Also bear in mind that not all of candles have circumferences – because not all scented candle is circular. There are various kinds of candles like tealight, taper, votive and pillar.

Would you be surprised to learn that candle making wax consists mostly of oil? Yes it’s true. Gel candles consist of 95% oil with 5% resin powder added to form a gel. Gel candles require different equipment and are slightly more difficult to make then the typical wax candles. The melting point of gel is very high usually being around 200 degrees F. However it varies depending on the density of the gel.

Zinc wicks. Zinc wicks are used in making gel candles because cotton wicks are known to absorb more gel. Though cotton wicks are cheaper, it is still not the best choice when making these candles. If you invest in zinc wicks, you can get absolutely stunning results since zinc wicks will not absorb the gel and it will efficiently burn from top to bottom.

When I first began making candles the traditional container or pillar candle was my image of Candle making. Then learning about casting opened up the idea of making candles in the shape of fruits and vegetables. In time the figures that fit into Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays opened the door to plastic and latex molding.

Fragrance oils. To put more life to your gel candle, add some fragrance oils that are relaxing, stress free and can give a soothing sensation when you light your candle. There are a lot of supplies in the market. Manufacturers and suppliers recommend fragrance with a flash point of 200 degrees. When adding fragrance, make sure it complements the kind of density gel you are using and make sure that it is not flammable.

Some kits include wax additives, such as stearic acid and vybar, which improve certain candle qualities. Candles can be created through different processes, be it dipped, rolled, fused, molded, layered or sculptured. After making the candles from your kit, you will likely be left with extra dye, which is usually included as a concentrated solid block, but you may run out of scent before you run out of candle making wax. Kits usually contain detailed instructions on how to melt the wax, add the dye, and add the scent.

You can draw on your experience if you’ve already made paraffin candles. Each of soy and paraffin can contain scent and color. If you put soy candles on your list of capabilities, then it’s a nice addition to the list of items you can sell, and it really attracts the market that appreciates earth-friendly, natural items. Keep in mind that your soy wax will be softer than paraffin, and therefore it might be more difficult to make pillar candles with. Taper candle may also be a battle. But floating candles up to three inches wide are fine. Just get yourself the right soy making candle supplies I’ve mentioned, and you’ll have a blast.