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Tags: Beginners, Candle, Making
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A 10lb bag of Golden Brands 464 would only cost you $14 at candlescience, which would be enough to make 30 of these 8oz tins. Once you add in fragrance, wick, and dye that would come to about $3 per candle. These make great gifts and can be very profitable if you decide to sell them. If you only want one candle then you’re right it would not be affordable to make it yourself, this is, however ideal for people who love candles and would like to have several or give homemade gifts
ok so you would spen $50 on just the wax to make the candle when you can just go out and buy a $5 candle thats already made? :/ makes no sense
You can get them directly from candlescience
where can i get the fragrance from?
Thanks for the advice; I will remember to stir the fragrance for 2 mins and add it hot.
Thanks! We recommend tins for beginners, you might want to try them first. Otherwise the Status Jar is really great since the sides are parallel and it’s a manageable diameter for soy wicking (3″ instead of 4″ in the apothecary). We recommend preheating jars to the same temperature as the wax is recommended to be poured. With Golden Brands 464 that is 135 deg F.
Rough tops are generally caused by fragrance. Make sure you are weighting the right amount of fragrance, adding it hot (185 degrees F), and stirring well (2 mins). That will usually fix the problem.
No, in fact it tends to be the opposite. Anything you add to a candle will tend to slow the burn. So generally speaking a colored candle will burn slower than an white candle using the same wick.
is it true that coloring a candle makes it burn sooner? thus.. do white/clear candles last longer?
I have a question; I followed the directions according to this video here and on the website as well as the instructions on the website as well and my candle tops did not come out smooth. Why was that and how do I avoid it in the future?
I really enjoyed this video; I wanted to know what containers you recommend using and do you heat the up 1st. I really like the apothecary & interlude glass jars; I want to get into candle making.
This wax is not rated for cosmetic applications. You can use the Ecosoya CB-135 soy wax for massage candles.
@kensfreedom That is caused by the wax shrinking. If you follow the directions on this video with Golden Brands 464 you should not have shrinkage problems.
If kept at a high temperature for too long certain FOs will lose strength. We recommend adding hot to make sure the FO can fully dissolve, but then not leaving the FO hot for very long.
Is there a burnin point for the fragrance oils? I make soap and alot of fragrances burn off in certain hot temps. What’s the best temp to add fragrance without the wax being too hot??
can I use the candle’s oil for massages??
The form that the wax is in doesn’t matter. To my knowledge all US produced soy wax is flaked. But if you can get high quality soy wax in slabs it should work fine.
can you tell whats better..soy wax flakes or a bar?i’m from germany and here i can’t really find soy wax flakes just 1kg bar but all videos i saw they use flakes :-/ should i invest more money for flakes or or not?
Thank you for the compliment! We recommend pouring CB Adv at 125, you may want to try that. Also since we made this video we have switched from glue dots to the wick stickums we sell on the site now. The stickums work much better and will almost never pop off the bottom of a clean container.
I’ve come back to this video several times – you guys are seriously awesome! One more question for you though: When I pour my wax, the wick tabs sort of pop up a little and I have to be careful not to let them move. I’m attaching them with glue dots like you suggest. Is this an issue I should be concerned about? Maybe I’m pouring too hot? (Using Ecosoy Advanced, pouring at 155 like their website says for small containers.) Thanks again!
So well one I cant wait to make my candles! thank you!
this is the best candle making class that i have came across on youtube …good job
If you want to make soy pillars you should use wax specifically made for that application. We recommend Ecosoya PB Pillar Blend.
Thank you SO much for answering my question! I just made my first 8 ounce soy tin today – it’s drying right now and – so far so good! This video is wonderful. You guys rock!
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