Candle Making Tips- Safety First
When it comes to making candles it seems the natural way is growing more and more popular. This comes as no surprise as the going green movement has really taken off in the past few decades. As far as natural candle making goes there are many things that you can do to ensure that your candles are all natural and not only great but great for the environment. So what do you need to know about natural candle making?
One wax that is also popular is soy wax because it is a “natural wax” even though it comes from genetically altered soy beans (ha). This is a wonderful wax for scented candles because soy wax works so well with scents and really brings out their fragrance.
Palm materials were once quite popular in the 1990s. However, palm trees are grown in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Recent news on the devastation of palm rainforests and their habitats have contributed to palm wax becoming less popular. What was once a well-selected wax, palm is no longer the hip choice to choose. Since many candle makers believe in being Eco-friendly, palm has lost its public appeal due to the destructive nature of its production.
What I am going to teach you today is how to make a candle with three layers and three different colors. This is easy to do and very fun as well. Here is a list of the different Candle making Singapore supplies that you are going to need for your home candle making.
In recent years, gel wax has become the rage. The texture is almost rubber-like. When using gel wax, the benefit is it comes in 3 types of density. When you are making gel wax candles, the density comes into play when you are adding fragrances to the wax. The really nice thing about gel waxes are they burn a very long time (nearly twice as long as paraffin).
Beeswax is made from bees and gives off no smoke which is good and it also has a pleasant sweet smell. It is sticky and it shouldn’t be used for making candles in molds. Beeswax is expensive.
The first thing that you should do when you decide that you want to make an all natural candle is choose the right wax. Avoid paraffin wax as this uses petroleum and is in no way all natural, when looking for a wax to use you should look in to beeswax or soy wax as your options. Both soy and beeswax are all natural and better for the environment, they also burn very clean. Beeswax is great as not only is it natural wax, it also comes with its own unique and fragrant scent.
Scented candles are good for adding a nice scent to a room they are also used for therapeutic purposes with aroma therapy, which is probably a bigger business then you realize. Probably because aroma therapy does have physiological and psychological benefits. Also soy candles have a nice glossy sheen to them.