Tips and Tricks

This page contains an assortment of useful tips, tricks, and tools for candle making.

Color Formulas

Color Formulas: Liquid Dye mixing suggestions.

Color Suggestions

Color Suggestions: Ideas for selecting the perfect color to match your fragrance.

Comparing Scent Throw

Comparing Scent Throw: Is my candle strong enough?

DIY Candle Lid

DIY Candle Lid: Here is a great way to make your own cute and inexpensive covers for candles that don’t have lids..

Do It Yourself Wax Melter

Do It Yourself Wax Melter: For easy bulk wax melting.

Handy Calculators

Handy Calculators: Use these tools to calculate how much wax you’ll need.

Metal Tape to Seal Molds

Metal Tape to Seal Molds: An alternative to mold sealer putty.

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Pillar Wick Pins: Learn the secret to getting perfectly centered wicks using pillar wick pins.

Safe Containers

Safe Containers: How do you know if a container is safe for candle making?

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Votive Wick Pins: Learn the secret to getting perfectly centered wicks using votive wick pins.

Water Baths

Water Baths: How to set up a cool water bath.

Wick Centering Tools

Wick Centering Tools: Keep your wicks straight with these handy tools!

Scent Mixing Ideas

Scent Mixing Ideas: Need more scents? here are some scent mixing ideas.


4 comments on “Tips and Tricks
  1. paula taylor says:

    Need to know how to get the wax out of the mold after it cools.

    • administrator says:

      If the wax has completely cooled and is not coming out of the mold, put the mold in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to allow the wax to shrink and then it should release from the mold.

  2. Dave S. says:

    Hi. Want to make a candle that ‘bleeds’ red when melting. I want to use soy wax. It’s a skull mold that I want the outer ‘shell’ white soy wax and the center be filled red so it seeps blood-like when melting. Can’t figure out how to pour the wax in the center without melting the outer shell. Do you any techniques to doing this process? Thank you.
    -Dave S.

    • administrator says:

      What I would do, Dave, is make the interior how you want it (blood red). Then, once you have made those molded interiors, dip them in un-dyed soy. The opacity of the soy will cover up the color of the interior. Dip it a several time until you get a shell thick enough to your liking.
      Kind regards,
      Alan

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