Candle making is pretty easy to do on the whole. I am only surprised that more folks don’t experiment with this bearing in mind that candles are such a accepted item. Not simply do they generate a feeling of warmth and release perhaps healing powers as we find them restful, but they also give us soft and informal atmospheres to slow down by.

What is more, you need very few items to make them with. At the outset you will need several moulds, these are mostly to be found in rubber or else plastic, but they need to be flexible. Plus 3 or 4 assorted wicks in varying sizes and some colour. There is by and large quite a collection of colours, as a result you can, indeed, blend them.

Then there is the wax/stearin itself, plus you would of course be partial to some pleasant scents to harmonize with the candles. Accordingly, first take your moulds and check that they are completely clean inside and not harbouring dust.

A number of moulds contain a wick gap, thus you will need to do a scratch to thread the wick through. The thinner wicks to be used for the smaller moulds and vice versa. On average you want to cut the wick in any case 2 inches longer than your mould. Place the wick all through the mould, tying a knot inside the wick on the actual outside of your mould.

Then pull this out about half an inch, this piece is wished-for to light it by. Compress some blue tack about the hole on the mould outside, otherwise your wax is likely to run out. Now, at the foot of the mould, fasten the other ending of the wick to a cocktail stick plus set this across your mould base.

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