Additional Craft Information:
Candles are popularly used worldwide in religious places. Oil is given preference over water and paraffin based perfume while making scented wax; the reason behind this is that the composition of wax is similar to that of oil hence they can mix perfectly. The process of how to make scented candles is quite simple because several categories of candle fragrance are readily available in the local stores. The process of candle making starts with selection of the wax to be used as it can affect the fragrance amount and also the total amount to be used. However, this does not mean you put too much fragrance as it affects candle burning properties, this is a major mistake done by people learning to make their own candles. The density of a gel wax determines its ability to hold fragrance, in that the denser it is the more fragrance it can hold and vice versa.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
How to make scented candles is easy if the instructions are followed. Ingredients are measured out of the desired quantity. Combination is 1:10, this means that if 20 grams of acid is used you will need to use 200 grams of the wax .A bowl containing wax is put into a boiling water bath, the indirect heating of wax is to prevent overheating and to give good quality of the wax. Acid is also boiled in the same manner as wax, a few shavings of the color dye required is added,this is mixed to ensure complete dissolution. Once the mixture is homogeneous a few drops of the fragrance is added depending on the concentration needed and the density of the gel wax respectively. The wax is then measured depending on the amount of the acid to be used as mentioned before.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
The process on how to make scented candles is not yet complete after mixing the two. A wick is attached to the center of the glass by pouring
the liquid into the base of the glass and allowing it to solidify around the wick. The wick is maintained in the middle of the cooling wax consistently. A newspaper or a tray is put below to prevent wax from pouring all over; wax is then poured into a metal jug before pouring it slowly into the mould. Wax contracts as it cools, to prevent air pockets developing inside the candle poke small holes in the area surrounding the wick after the first pour. As the candle is settling the middle will sink therefore more wax is needed to top up, the pricking process around the wick is kept on as more wax is added. The process is done severally until the flat surface is achieved. The candle is left to settle,the time to settle varies depending on size. After the wax has cooled, shape the wick to your desired nature and your candle is ready for use.