There are a number of candle making crafts that are so easy that even children can take part in the fun.
Additionally, if your business plan to sell your wares is already in place, this can be a way to use candle
making crafts to teach your kids about how business works. It can even boost your sales, since many
people love gifts made by the creative minds of children.
But whether or not you have kids that are involved, candle making crafts are a good way to get started in
a business that can be rewarding and fun. The nice thing about candles is that there are techniques, but
no set rules regarding creativity, only the chemistry that makes up the product.
Once you have worked out the proper ratios of fragrance, dye, and wax, you need to let out the inner
artist. Working with wax, you can be as creative as you want to be because the basic technique is
always the same. Candle making crafts are all based in the same science. The only difference between
them is the research, development, and artistry of the candle. As you progress, the basic tenets of the
craft will become second nature, and your artistic eye will become your most important tool.
The basics are simple. Apply heat through boiling water to a pitcher that contains the wax. In the big
companies, there are large kettles that have a water barrier in which they melt the wax. If you can
picture that you are simply working on a smaller scale than a manufacturer like Yankee or Old Virginia
Candle Company, the rules for candle making crafts become simple and finite.
Next, the big companies are very specific in their measurements. This is not to reduce waste, although
that is a byproduct. In most cases, the dye and fragrance used in candle making crafts are petroleum
based. When mixed with wax, they actually create a suspension. If the ratios are inaccurate or the
mixture is not performed properly, the result will not be what you want at all. If the dye isn’t mixed
right, the colors will be spotty in the finished product, or it m