A hobby which could change into income!
Ideal for cheaper and more personal gifts
How To Make Candles
By Jennifer Hall
Wax + Wicks + Mold or Containers + Wax melter Candle making thermometer + Fragrances + Dyes + Putty for molds
To begin, spread newspapers around the candle making area. First you melt your paraffin or soy wax and it must be double-boiled. Usually you place a large pot that is about half-filled with water on a burner over low-medium heat, place a melter in the water, then gradually place wax pieces into the melter. When the wax has melted, you can add coloring or fragrance as desired.
To make molded candles, cut the wick two inches taller than you want the candle to be, then thread it through the hole at the bottom of the mold, then plug the outside of the hole with putty. Place a pencil or similar item over the top of the mold and tie the top of the wick to it, centering the wick. If the mold is cardboard, plastic, or glass, heat the wax to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. If the mold is metal, then heat the wax to 190 degrees. You can use a candle or candy thermometer to measure this. When the right temperature is reached, lift the melter by the handle and slowly pour the wax into the mold. Let cool for twelve hours then refrigerate for twelve more hours, then your candle is ready to be removed.To make votives and other small container candles, you can use pre-tabbed wicks by simply placing them in the center of the votive candle molds or containers, then pour the wax mixture over and let stand for twelve hours, refrigerating the votives. This should give you a good start in this enjoyable hobby.
About The Author
Jennifer Hall is a writer who provides information on shopping online for candle making and aromatherapy candles. When she's not online, Jennifer's spending time with her family, gardening, or playing the piano or accordion.
The whole thing is done in cartoon and the electric bulb is a character, the candle is a character and little by little the candlelight goes out, but the electric light isn't going out. But that's not the end of the story. Finally, it turns out that there's a blackout and the candle comes back.
Candlelight is frugal - it's also romantic!