Have you ever been to a retail store and picked up a candle and was outraged by the price? I know I have. The fact is candles are very expensive and according to James Tarmy candles can run you anywhere from $9.00 all the way up to $800.00. That is a pretty penny for anyone to spend on just one candle. So today I am going to teach you my fellow class mates how to make your own candles that will compare to store bought and only cost a fraction of the price. Making homemade candles can be a great experience and is fun to do. We are going to talk about the materials needed, and the steps we will take. So with that being said let’s take a look at the materials needed to make our candles. To get started we are going to gather all of the materials we will need first. For this particular project we’re going to make 10 Votive Candles so we need 10 votive molds, 10 wick pins, pillar wax, some coloring, fragrance, melting/pouring pot, and saucepan to make double boiler, thermometer, cooking spray, and a scale. After we gather our supplies, we need to figure out about how much wax is needed for the project. According to candle science we would need to take the size of the container that our candle will go in. The size of the container is about 3.2 oz., we then multiply that, by the amount of candles we will be making which will be 10. That gives us a total of 32 we will then divide 32 by 16oz which is 2 pound of wax. That total will be the amount of wax needed for our project. So we will need Approximately Two pounds of wax. Now that we know what materials is needed, let’s move on to the steps we need to take to make our candles. First place all 10 votive molds on counter, and then set the wick pins into each of the candle molds so they can be ready for later. We then want to prepare our double boiler, so Place a medium sized pot onto the stove. Fill the pot with about one inch of water, then place the pouring pitcher into the pot with the wax...
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