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.
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.
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.