Decorative and scented candles
Making candles with their own hands is fascinating and interesting. This is where the scope for fantasy! Candles can be given not only the original shape, but also any smell and color. Getting started?For the manufacture of decorative candles will need: Candles are colorless ordinary - 2-3 pcs., Colored wax crayons,Aromatic oils, tin cans - 1 pc., Silicone molds for muffins, Cookware for melting wax (cans from under canned food, cups) - 1-3 pcs., Bowl for water - 2 pcs., Wooden sticks.I took the cheapest candles, which are still sold in hardware stores, as a basis. They are not very convenient for use because of their length, and as a raw material for decorative candles are excellent.Spread the pieces of candles in a container, add grated on a grater or cut into pieces of wax crayons and melt.You can melt the wax in the microwave. At the highest power takes a few minutes. You can do it in a water bath: put containers with wax in boiling water. To thoroughly dye the wax mixture, periodically stir with a wooden stick.Colors can and should be mixed. This is done either at the stage of grinding crayons, or already with melted wax.Fully melted andgently pour the painted wax into the jar, trying not to fall on the wall. Immediately put the jar in a bowl of cold water to make the wax harden. The sequence of layers is “rainbow”. Ideally, from red to purple, and not really - how much patience will suffice. Each next layer is poured on the already frozen wax. There is a slight mixture of layers, but in the finished candle it is not noticeable. Cool the finished candle and when completely freeze taken out of the can.The work is of course dirty, but the dishes (ceramic and enamelled) are well cleaned with an iron sponge, which for pans.A bright and original candle is obtained.Who have you heard of the benefits of aromatherapy? Some smells can have an emotionalimpact: increase performance or relax, stimulate sexual desire or relieve stress. Scented candles can be made as a gift. It is best to use small molds, for example, silicone molds for cupcakes, where each cell will have its own smell, and, possibly, color. Candles well "come out" of silicone (for better extraction, you can lubricate the molds with vegetable oil), which are neat, as purchased.The principle of manufacturing is the same, only a few drops of some essential oil are added to the wax. You can add your favorite oils: citrus, conifers, flowers or use the tables used in aromatherapy. The candle will smell by itself, and especially when burning.
"Rainbow" candle.With beer or beverage cans cut off the top. Break the candle into pieces and remove the wick. Put the wick in the can to the bottom, securing it from above using a thin stick exactly in the center of the can.
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