Candle Making

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Essential items that you will need to make candles in a safe manner

The first thing you will need is something to melt your wax in. Some people believe you should only use the double boiler method to melt wax. The double boiler method is the safest way to melt wax but it is also the slowest. There are a few ways to melt your wax for making candles, and we'll discuss those so you can decide which way is best for you. One thing I will warn you is to never melt wax on your stove unless you are using the double boiler method. Never melt wax on or in anything that does not have some form of temperature control because wax does have a flash point and will burst into flames without warning once it reaches that point. Depending on the wax the flash point may be between 290 - 380 degrees. Always be safe when you make candles.

You don't have to have an expensive wax melter to make great candles either. I recommend you purchase a Presto "Kitchen Kettle" from your local hardware or Walmart store. I've seen them in just about every Walmart I've ever been in and they're only about $20.00! Just be sure you are getting the "Kitchen Kettle" there are many variations but the Kitchen Kettle comes with a numerical temperature gauge. Never melt wax in anything that doesn't have a numerical temperature gauge. Don't ever use anything with just high, medium and low settings.

The next thing you will need is a good thermometer. You need to use this with your kitchen kettle to ensure a proper candle wax temperature at all times. You can buy you a good thermometer while you're buying your kitchen kettle for under $5.00. Even a candy making type thermometer works great when you are learning how to make candles. We also offer a great thermometer for candle making from our shopping cart.

You will need a "pour pot" to pour your melted candle wax into your molds. We offer quality…...

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