Soy Candle Making Supplies
Excellent Benefits: Going Organic
Because of the benefits of burning soy wax, the soy candles are growing more and more popular. They last 50% longer than paraffin, burn slower, cleaner, and cooler. They are non-toxic and less likely to cause an allergic reaction because they don’t release the carcinogens that petroleum-based candles do.
I like these organic candles mainly because soy wax cleans up with soap and water – meaning utensils can be put in the dishwasher.
A good portion control is one pound of soy wax, one ounce of fragrant oil, and a few drops of dye. Put the wax in a melting pot on medium heat. When it is melted, remove from the heat and add the fragrance oil, dye and stir. Position the wick in the center of your container and hold in place with a pencil or clothespin, and gently pour the wax over it. When the wax dries, trim the wick to ½ inch and your candle is ready to be used, or labeled for your business.
Soy candles are a natural approach to candlelight, and offer a scent without the black soot and chemicals. They require nothing more than your ordinary supplies of soy wax, dye chips, fragrance scents and candle molds. If the molds are not heat resistant, the candles will crumble when you extract them from the mold.
Consider heating your glass or plastic containers before adding wax. This prevents breakage. An easy way is to place them on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven at 150F until ready to use.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, candles made from paraffin wax emit carcinogens during the burning process. Making soy wax candles is an excellent way to dress up your home while protecting your health. Why not go organic?
Esther Smith, author
Paraffin wax is only sold now to those Candlers who are on a strict budget; there are just too many advantages of soy as a replacement to credit this to any other reason.
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