Types of Candle Wax

There are many types of candle wax found in today’s market, which can be confusing when it comes to selecting one. This is especially if you have taken candle making as your hobby. Below are things to guide you when it comes to selecting candle wax:

  • If you are going for bead wax, note that it is sold in granulated beads and comes in a wide range of colors. It is more convenient to work with, being easy to measure exact amounts that you require for your project. This type of wax can be fully melted and operated on easily preserving its shape.
  • Bees Wax on the other hand is more popular and customers value its good quality and nice smell. They are available in a wide range of colors such as white and yellow among many others. This type of wax does not necessary require melting down, instead it is usually wrapped around a wick, making it easy to make. They are however not easy to scent therefore, are not suitable for use where high scented wax is the primary concern. Bees wax is more expensive than other types of wax.
  • There is also palm wax, which helps your candles have a crystal, starburst and feathered look. They are commonly used in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Paraffin wax is extracted from petroleum and it is easily available.

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How to Make Candle Wax

Here are some steps on how you can make candle wax on your own:

  • Begin by mixing mineral oils with resin powder. Measurements will depend on what size of candle wax you want to make. Ensure that you mix them properly and then put that mixture aside.
  • After one hour, mix it again removing any lumps that formed.
  • After removing all lumps, place your mixture in a boiling pot heating it at low heat. You will see that mixture turning clear and then slowly transforming into gel candle wax, later hardening. Use a thermometer to ensure that your mixture does not pass 220 degrees, whole process will run for about two hours so you will need to be patient.
  • After two hours, pour your mixture into a different container and allow it to cool. After it has completely cooled you can then proceed with sealing it.
  • If there is a need to warm it later you can use a candle wax warmer to warm you wax.

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Candle making wax is as easy, you can try making your own candle wax today. All you are the materials, where you have a lot to choose from , and your imagination, to come up with a great creation.

Wax Warmer: Silkier and Smoother You

Anybody would like to have smooth and silky arms and legs aside from a perfect bikini line. This can be achieved more conveniently by using a wax warmer. With an electric wax warmer, you do not have to run to and from the microwave to keep your wax at the perfect temperature while you are performing hair removal at home. Heated wax can be spread more easily and aids in opening follicles and pores. This allows impurities and hair to be taken out more effectively and easily, thereby achieving a more professional result.

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The wax warmer may not be something that you have yearned for all your life, and the candle wax warmer may be the only device you know that is used for melting wax. However, if you think that you need your hair to be removed regularly and waxing is the best way to do it, then it would be a great idea to start looking for a wax warmer. It is the best alternative to microwave wax and cold wax strips, when doing hair removal at home. It heats the hair removal wax to a consistent temperature, which means not so hot to burn you but enough to adhere to your skin well and open up hair follicles.

There are many different brands that are available on the market such as the Satin Smooth wax warmer. Each brand has its own unique features, which you can utilize for your own particular requirements.

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Tips When Using a Wax Warmer

  • Take the lid off the wax jar and put it in the center of the wax warmer.
  • Find the switch of the warmer and press it to “On” position. There should be a knob on the warmer that has various heat settings. Turn it to the right number, depending on how hot you like your wax to be.
  • Wait for the warmer to heat up the cold wax. If you are using a big jar, the process will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Once the wax has turned into the desired consistency, it would be ready for application.
  • Turn the switch off once the wax is heated and set control knob to its lowest setting. Wait from one to a couple of hours before taking out the jar of wax. This will allow the temperature of the wax to go down and be safe for use.

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When using a wax warmer, ensure that the jar of wax could be heated. Many of the wax that is bought in jars for removing hair are heat resistant. Read the jar label first to ensure that the wax is compatible with a heating device. In addition, you should not test the wax temperature using your finger. Wax can become very hot when heated and can cause serious burns.

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If you have decided that a wax warmer would be greatly beneficial for you, there are a lot of physical stores that carry them such as Wal-Mart. You can also find them being sold in better-known boutiques inside malls such as Beauty Express. Hurry and try one now!