Bayberry wax was made by the American Colonies from the wax coating of the bayberry fruit. It is made by boiling the berries. It has a nice sweet scent but is a big procedure making it an expensive wax. You have to boil about 15 pounds of the fruit to get one pound of wax. It is still in use today.
Fragrance oils. To put more life to your gel candle, add some fragrance oils that are relaxing, stress free and can give a soothing sensation when you light your candle. There are a lot of supplies in the market. Manufacturers and suppliers recommend fragrance with a flash point of 200 degrees. When adding fragrance, make sure it complements the kind of density gel you are using and make sure that it is not flammable.
Soy is a natural product grown in the form of beans. Because soy beans are a renewable resource, and are mostly grown in the United States (mostly Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana), they make an ideal choice for consumers seeking a greener initiative.
Don’t ever think that since gel candles are different from wax candles, it’s difficult to get supplies. You are definitely wrong! Gel Ecoponics supplies are readily available in department stores or hobby craft stores or you can buy them from online candle making supplies websites.
In recent years, gel wax has become the rage. The texture is almost rubber-like. When using gel wax, the benefit is it comes in 3 types of density. When you are making gel wax candles, the density comes into play when you are adding fragrances to the wax. The really nice thing about gel waxes are they burn a very long time (nearly twice as long as paraffin).
Now that you have explored wax choices, let’s talk wicks. If your candle had no wick, it wouldn’t burn at all! The wick runs from the top to the bottom of the candle so a flame can burn until all the candle’s wax has melted.
Step # 6. When you have completely rolled the sheet up then smooth out the crease with you thumb, if you want, then you can even push the separation in together with your thumb nail.
Gel candles consist of 95 percent mineral oil with 5 percent resin powder to make a gel. The really nice thing about gel that sets it apart from the rest of the candles is that the high density gel is clear, meaning you can see through it. So you can put things inside the gel candle, like coins or decorations and they are visible in the candle. You can even introduce air bubbles when making the candle and those are visible too so these candles are a lot of fun as are all candles.