A Guide to Making a Scented Candle
Scented candles are a million dollar market, and so you can make a quite lucrative business for yourself if you take the time to learn how to make candles and it is actually quite easy to do. A scented candle is a candle made with fragrant oils mixed into the wax, and which is used to release a pleasant and often relaxing aroma when lit.
Scented candles make for a nice touch all around the home, and can create an ambiance and sense of wellbeing and healthfulness. There are so many different options that you have when it comes to making a scented candle, namely the size and scent of the candle, and it makes for a great gift.
Scented candles come in many varieties but most are either tea candles or jar candles. A few of the most popular scents are apple pie, bayberry, cinnamon spice, ocean mist, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and caramel, but the options are almost limitless.
If you are interested in making a scented candle, the first thing you are going to have to do is gather the necessary materials. You will need some wax firstly, and you will also need a pouring pot. You want to have a wax and candy thermometer ready, and candle wicking. You now want to choose a mold to shape the candle which you can find at any basic hobby store. Finally you will need the actual scent for the candle, and the scent comes in different forms including liquid scent and solid scent.
The next step involved in making a scented candle is to choose your design. If you are a beginner to the craft then the best idea is to select a design that has already been created whereas if you know a bit more about what you doing you can even create your very own design.
Candles can be in just about any shape and size you desire, from ball candles to long and skinny tapers. Now you want to find a heat source to use for making your candle, and remember that this heat source is almost definitely going to end up with wax on it so you want to use one that is going to be easy to clean.
Melt the appropriate amount of wax, then place the wax in the pouring pot, clip the thermometer on the side to keep track of the temperature, color the wax by adding the color to the liquid wax and stirring, and finally the most fun part of all - add the scent. You should have decided on a scent beforehand but you can really use whatever you like. Remember that if you are adding a liquid scent you want to add about one ounce for a strong scent and less for a more subtle aroma.
Making a scented candle above all else can be a lot of fun, and it is important that you make sure that you enjoy yourself in the process.