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A Few Basic Candle Making Tips

Candles have been in existence for many years. At one time, people depended on them to light as well as heat their homes. Archaeologists have found proof of the existence of ancient candles in caves all over the world, most recently in France. The theory is that cavemen used candles as a source of light for etching their stories and charts on the walls of their homes. These candles were most likely created from fat derived from animals that were killed for food and fur. Even the ancient Egyptians created and used candles. Regardless of what material the candle is made of, to burn and provide adequate light and heat it has to have plasma, solids, gasses, and liquids.

 

In todays modern world, we create candles for our own personal enjoyment, as crafts and hobbies for most people. Some people enjoy making candles so much that they turn their craft into a profitable business. With a little creativity, you can make some truly unique candles, simply by adding your own designs and skills. It is possible to make candles in every shape and size that you can imagine, and in any color you can create. You can even add essential oils and fragrances to your candles, so that they not only provide decorative light, but a beautiful scent as well. In fact, candles are used more often now for the wonderful smells they emit while burning, rather for the light or heat they produce. It is possible to even create candles that smell like our favorite foods, such as apple pie, pumpkin, etc.

Most of todays modern candles are made primarily out of paraffin wax, but some are also made of beeswax as well. Paraffin wax is a wax that is derived from plants, found naturally all over the world. This wax can be purchased directly from processors, or from many vendors all over the internet. Many bee farmers sell beeswax as one of their products. In candle making, the wick must be put into the wax at just the right time, too soon, and it wont stay in place, too late, and it wont go in at all. The more width the wick has, the larger the candle flame will be.

You should make certain that you always follow strict safety precautions when making your candles. It could be very easy to make a small mistake and suffer serious burns from the wax, not to mention the very real danger of fire, when using or creating candles. You should have a separate area in your home or workshop especially for candle making, with fire extinguishers readily available in case of emergency. If you spill wax or other substances, you should clean them up immediately, to avoid injuries caused by falls.

If you are new to candle making, it will be best to start with simple candle designs, then increase the difficulty as your skill increases. You can learn the basic techniques of candle making, and setup your work area appropriately. Pay attention to temperatures, and make certain that you are careful to follow safety rules. You may have to experiment somewhat with your temperatures and cooling procedures, until you get a routine down. Experimentation is really the only way to learn, and you will have to find what works best for you, again, just make certain that you pay special attention to safety.

Candle making is fairly easy once you understand the basics and perfect your techniques. You have to be willing to put some time and effort into the process, candle making does take some time, particularly if you want to do it right. The good news is that the supplies you will need in candle making are fairly inexpensive, so you dont have to worry about wasting money if you ruin some along the way.

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