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The following article will discuss how you can make candles yourself. Especially for Christmas you are often given pleasure and often noble craftsmanship, but also the brands can make you happy and make for a more festive atmosphere at home.
Making candles by yourself is easy, but requires a lot of patience
What are the candles made of?
Of course, candles are made from wax, but before you start with the homemade candles, it would be quite useful to learn about the different wax varieties. Why? Because when burning, some candles emit harmful particles into the air, which we inhale inadvertently.
It is said that beeswax is the best because it is a natural product, which has its good price.
In the trade you can still find palm wax, soy wax and even rape wax, as well as mixed wax varieties. We recommend you to use precious materials which are gentle on our skin and lungs.
When finished, hang the candles out to dry
What can be the wick?
Normally, the wicks are made from several fiber layers or in other words from solid thread. Natural threads are recommended and you can achieve the desired strength by braiding or twisting. Kerzendochte can also consist of wood and promise better burning properties.
Stump plugs need several wicks or one with good strength
Making candles yourself step by step
A homemade candle is very special, just like all self-made items.
In order to make a candle by yourself, you need a candle set, which can be found at the idea or in another handicraft shop. The set consists of wax spatulas, wick and has a given shape.
Beewax naturally smells beautiful, but a few droplets of essential oil can enchant you
You could also get only wax, thread and several shapes that you need to pour your candles. No matter what you choose, the approach to it is always the same. The wax is to be liquid in the water bath and as long as it is still warm, the molds are filled with them from which later the finished candles are removed.
Take a look at the following video, where it is explained and shown how candles are made.
The seed pods can be a perfect and quite natural form for your candle
For those who do not know – the beekeep comes originally from the beekeeper
Pouring candles is a tradition that can be continued from home
Best gift ideas and important to note
If you want to decorate a candle as a gift, a good planning would be beneficial. To the wax one can add essential oils, dried fruits and plants. The scented candle can inspire you to even more great gift ideas in terms of color or gift paper.
We leave you our picture gallery and wish you a good success with the creative project!