Halloween is like almost all of the holidays: it makes people start to get crafty. Those that never touch construction paper are all of the sudden instant Martha Stewarts, desperately trying to out-craft their neighbors. Unfortunately, this usually results in excellent attempts, but with sometimes pitiful results. So how do you ensure that your spooky candles turn out well? Start simple!
The first thing that you need to do is gather all of the supplies that you need, the supplies that you are going to need are as follows: candle wax, wick, wick tab, thermometer, double boiler, candle mold, scented oils, spoon, and a carving knife. Start off by preparing the mold, simply wipe the inside of the mold with olive oil or vegetable oil as this is going to make the process easier later. Take the wick and string it through the wick tab if this is not already done for you, when this is done place the wick in the bottom center of the mold. If you are going to make a container candle then there is no need to wipe the inside of the mold with oil. Also, you can use glue to keep the wick in place.
As always, I believe that the first and only place to look when you are looking for a candle making book is going to be online. When you look for ebooks in place of real books you are not only going to have just as wide a variety, you are also going to save money as most of the time the ebooks are cheaper. The reason they are less expensive is because there is no middle man, no shipping or handling, and no paper needed. With all of this stuff out of the way you are still going to get the same great quality information about making candles at half the cost!
Candle making is an art which comes naturally to many people. You just have to be aware of the basic things which go into it like the kind of wax used, the melting of the wax, the adding of colors and fragrances, the cooling, pouring into moulds and finally adding the various embellishments to make it look even more unique. Beyond this basic knowledge it is the creativity of the candle maker. The more creative he is the more various objects or styles he adds to his creation, the more visually appealing it will be. Candle making is an art form which is enjoyed by many all over the world.
The Internet is also a good place to buy candle making kits and wholesale candle making supplies. Since online sellers have more competition given that the idea of Internet marketing has become so popular, they usually gain their competitive advantage through lowering their price. This assures you that you are sure to find a good deal out there. One way to go about it is by creating a shortlist of all the online stores you have found attractive. The next step is to compare costs and their offers. Make sure you include shipping costs, hidden charges, as well as taxes as you make your decision. This way you are able to find the ideal supplier to start your business.
Paraffin wax is probably the most widely used. It is easy to work with, has a low melting point and is readily available. It is produced by the refining of petroleum believe it or not. Some candle makers put it down because it is a “synthetic wax.” But for many reasons including the fact that paraffin wax is biodegradable this is questionable.
So now that you are looking for a candle making book online, or an eBook I should say, what are you looking for? Well there can be a lot of low quality ebooks available, this is the downside to ebooks, it seems that anyone can make an eBook and sell it on the internet. For the reason I just mentioned you should always look in to the book a little bit before you buy it. Does it have a refund policy? Does it have a guarantee? Is there a place where you can contact the author or supplier for questions and comments? If the eBook that you are looking into has all of this then you are off to a good start.
Another very important thing that you should address to your children or the children that are learning this art from you is the importance of candle burning safety. Why they should never light a candle on their own and how you should always be present when the candle is burning. Make sure that they know that this is not a toy and it should be treated with respect. This is the most important part of candle making for kids.