Candle making

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Old 06-13-07, 10:35 AM
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Candle making

I have been collecting left-over candles and now have a large box. what is the best way to melt them into containers to make new recycled candles? microwave, stove, etc..
Can i add perfumed oil ot it for smell?
can i make my own wick or must i buy it?
 
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Old 06-13-07, 03:15 PM
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No pro, but I would definitely not microwave it.

Most importantly: ***Remember to NEVER pour water on a wax fire***

If you have bunches of old candles and mix them together AND they're all different colors, you might get some not so good looking color . Another thing is that different candles (from different companies) have different wax formulas so it might not come out so well if you mix them together.

Are any of the candles you have scented? You may want to seperate them by color and smell too. Prep everything. Make sure the old candles are clean, the wicks are off/out, no paper/stickers on them, any decorations on them off and any burns scraped/taken off.

Here's some good, safe instructions: (however it's not based on used candles)

http://www.genwax.com/candle_instructions/___0___melt_stp01.htm

Here's one that includes used candles:

http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/lib2/mkcandle.htm
 
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