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Candle Making for Beginners

Candle Making for Beginners

Candle making seems simple... melt wax, pour it into a mold, stick in a wick and let it harden. So why would anyone need a book to show them how to make candles?

Well, it's because knowing the details can make the difference between having fun or being frustrated. With Candle Making for Beginners you won't have to wing-it. Instead you'll have what you need to know to create beautiful candles. Inside you'll discover important details such as:

* The one heat source you should not use to melt wax because it gives unreliable temperature readings

* The type of pot you should use for melting wax and how to substitute for it if you don't have one

* A tool you must have to help you work with hot wax safely

* Types of waxes including a wax that produces odorless smoke, one that will lengthen the burn time and a natural and environmentally friendly wax that last 50% longer than typical paraffin wax while producing less soot

* The different kinds of wicks such as the wick that produces the least amount of soot, one that's easiest to light and another that burns most reliably

* Several tips for using dyes including how much to use and how to avoid color distortion

* The right time to add scents to your candle to avoid problems

* How to break up large blocks of wax without making a mess

* How to reduce the chance of spilling hot melting wax and filling molds or containers easier and safer

* How hot your wax should be for easy pouring

* Low cost or free items around the house you can use for your molds

* How to prepare the mold so removing the candle after it hardens is easy

* The right and wrong way to speed up the cooling process

* Techniques to prevent shrinkage while wax cools and hardens

* Individual detailed step-by-step directions for making different types of candles including container, pillar, votive, tealight, gel, beeswax and taper candles

* The easiest and most popular type of candle to make for beginners

* Additives that will increase your candle burn time, make wax harder, reduce shrinkage or add opacity

And that's just a small sample of what Candle Making for Beginners reveals. Candle making is fun for many and once you see what's inside this guide you'll start to enjoy making candles too.
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