Candle Making and Putting in jars

mary9180April 20, 2012

I am New to this, I recently fell and Broke my ankle. So I am unable to work. I love candles, and I thought this would be a good way to maybe make a Little money. I have 3 kids and my job is only paying half my pay since didnt happen at work.

Anyway I am looking for some tips and advice on how to make them smell really good and strong? how to put the wax in the jar without cracking the glass due to heat?

Any information given to me will be gratefully appreciated

Thank You for taking the time to read.

Mary. PA

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sara-s

I do not sell my candles but I give you some tips on making them;
1)Use good quality oils to begin with. If you haven't already done so, you will need to get some samples of oils & wicks, to test them.
2)Measure, measure, measure! 1 oz. of oil per pound of wax is generally accepted as a safe, effective ratio.
3)Monitor temperature. Add scent around 180 degrees F. (Too hot & the scent will evaporate) Pour at around 100-110 degrees F, so you will not crack the glass and the top of the candle will look smooth.

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