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question about making candles

Posted by just1morehosta (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 11 at 14:35

Hi,my name is Carol,please don;t think this is a silly question, I really want to know,Can I make a poured candle from bees wax?I do not want tappers,I would like to do jar candles, using beeswax.
Any one done this?
Thank you,Carol


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RE: question about making candles

I am not sure. Beeswax has a high melting temperature, so if you are not careful, you could crack a jar. Also, it doesn't hold scent as well as other waxes. I like to blend it with soy wax, to get a longer burn.


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RE: question about making candles

Can someone give me a good recipie to follow for good smalling soy candles. And, what all items i would need to make them. And, where to buy them.

TY,
Kim


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RE: question about making candles

CandleScience.com is a good starting point. They have wax, containers, fragrance oils and wicks. They also have a lot of info on their site.

Some general advice. Buy small containers of some fragrances you like and test them. Every manufacturer is different and a scent you like may or may not work well in a candle. Measuring and temperature are important.

Most fragrance oils work well at one ounce per pound of wax. I like to add scent when the wax is at 170-180 degrees F, and pour at about 110 degrees F, for soy wax.

Soy is my favorite for container candles, because it holds scent well and cleans up well.

Here is a link that might be useful: CandleScience


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