Wax melts are fragrant wax cubes that are melted in a special wax melt burner to spread a wonderful scent in the room. Here is a simple guide to making wax melts: Supplies: Steps: Be sure to follow proper safety precautions when working with hot wax and open flames.
A container candle is a type of candle that is poured into a container, such as a glass jar, can or bowl. Here is a general guide to making a container candle: Supplies: Steps: Remember that candle making and working with melted wax requires heat and caution.
A pillar candle is an upright candle cast in a mold. Here is a general guide to making a pillar candle: Supplies: Steps: Be sure to follow proper safety precautions when working with hot wax and open flames.
From a chemical point of view, candles are considered “mixtures” on a carrier (the wick). As a result, candles fall within the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) and associated UFI code legislation. Candles consist mainly of harmless wax that does not need to be classified. Candles usually contain fragrance and color additives, some of which […]
During manufacturing, the soybean oil that eventually becomes soy wax is constantly stirred and agitated, which allows air into the oil. Occasionally, some of that air gets trapped in the wax during the flaking process, and is released when the wax is melted down for candle making. If your wax contains excess air, you might […]
The CLP Regulation is a 2008 European Union regulation that aligns the EU system of classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures with the globally harmonized system. In order to sell your candles and craft products to the public, you need to make sure that all of your products comply with the CLP […]
We get tons of questions about wick assemblies every day at YouWish. This article describes what a wick assembly is, how it’s made, and what each component does. Raw Wick At the core of all assemblies is raw wick. Raw wick refers to the woven fibers alone without wax coating or tabs. The raw wick […]
Frosting is a byproduct of a natural wax, and is caused by the growth of tiny crystals on the surfaces of the wax. All soy wax will frost over time, but luckily frosting is solely an aesthetic issue and does not affect the way your candle burns or smells. Mix melted wax less vigorously Over-agitating […]
Candle making is a popular hobby that allows individuals to create their own unique and fragrant candles. Whether you want to make candles as a creative outlet or to give as a gift, a candle making hobby store can provide you with all the supplies and materials you need to get started. YouWish is a […]
Soy wax is a natural product, and may vary slightly from batch to batch. Sometimes you will get oily flakes that clump together and sometimes they will be very dry and crisp. When the wax is clumpy or oily it is usually due to the outside temperature or higher oil content in the wax. This […]