Palm Wax Candle Making Instructions
CANDLE MAKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PALM WAX:
To make the pillar candle firstly start by preparing your mould. (these instructions assume you are using the 330g aluminium mould) If it is a really cold day it pays to warm the mould a bit using your hairdryer. It will hold about 300 to 330g of wax so this is the amount you will need to melt. Start by putting the wick through the hole in the pop stick and tying a knot in the wick to stop it slipping back. Feed the other end of your wick through the open end of the mould and out of the small hole in the top of the mould. Pull the wick up tight so the pop stick is in contact with the bottom edge of the mould and the wick is in the centre of the mould. Allow aprox.10-15mm of wick to protrude out of the hole, fold it over and cut off the excess. Keep your finger on the protruding wick so it doesn’t slip inside the mould and apply blue tac on the top side of the mould to hold the wick in place and fill in the gaps around the hole where the wick comes through to stop wax leaking around the wick. Don’t apply to much blu tac otherwise your mould won’t sit flat. I usually put some duct tape over the blu tac to make sure the wick is well sealed. As an added precaution I always sit the mould in a container with a flat bottom (eg ceramic or glass bowl/plate) that can handle the heat just in case you do have a leak. If it does leak it usually stops after a little while and if it is in a clean container just remelt it again.
wick installation on a pillar candle sealing the wick hole in the pillar candle mould
Now refer to instructions 2 to 9 to prepare your wax for melting, adding fragrance and colour.
Please be careful with hot wax!!
When poured, place a cardboard box over the mould so that it cools down slowly. It will be stay hot for a few hours before it is ready to unmould. Don’t be temped to unmould your candle before it has completely cooled, the amount of times I have been in a rush and unmoulded to soon and had leaky wax everywhere. If you have trouble unmoulding it you can put it into the freezer for 5 minutes to make it shrink a bit.
This may all sound a little confusing but once you start it is easy to see what is going on. If you need any help, please email me and I will help you. The end result is beautiful. I am sure you will find it really rewarding when you make your first candle.
THE BENEFITS OF PALM WAX:
They are all natural
They do not make black soot
They are water soluble (no messy cleanups)
No carcinogens are produced from burning palm wax
Palm wax is non toxic
Palm wax is a renewable resource.
If you need any more help please do not hesitate to email me, I will be only to happy to help you in anyway I can. Also there are heaps of excellent sites on the internet with free information, I have used them myself and they are very informative and helpful, and you can get lots of good ideas from them.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY CANDLE MAKING!
Pyrex jug (microwave)
Double boiler (stove)
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