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  Make sure you have read both out safety instructions safety instructions and basic candle making instructions before you do any candle making..

Prepare Mould. Thread the wick through the hole at the top of the mould and seal it with mould seal.   Press it down well.   (This is not necessary if you are using rubber/latex moulds as they seal themselves.

Support Mould in a roll of cardboard, cup or jug or anything else you can find to do the job.

Heat Wax  Gently heat the wax to a temperature of 80c and add dye and a few drops of perfume if you are making scented candles.   Pour gently into your prepared mould.   Always leave some wax over for the 'top up'.

Top up While the wax cools it contracts and the wax sinks.   Wait until a thick skin has formed on the top of the wax and then pierce it with a pencil or you wicking needle.   Make sure you prod the surface properly or you may be left with holes in the finished candle.   Then pour in some more wax, being very careful that the wax is not too hot (that could crack the candle) or too cold (it will not adhere to the candle) or that you do not fill it over the original level of the candle making it difficult to get out of the mould.   Depending on the size of the candle you are making you may have to top up your candle more than once.

Remove the candle from the mould   The candle should come out easily from the mould when you pull it.   If is doesn't it could be because:

  • You topped up over the original level of the candles. 

  • The candle cooled too slowly (this can happen if your work area is too warm - try and put your candles in a cool area to set).

  • The candle was poured in when the wax wax too cold and the wax hasn't contracted enough to come out of the mould Rubber/Latex moulds: Coat the outside of the mould with washing up liquid before you peel it back and take it out.

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