Candle making can be a fun hobby, but it can also be quite complicated.
It’s a craft that requires attention to detail, and while making candles can be a lot of fun, there are some issues that you might encounter along the way.
- Candle making wick isn’t as difficult as it might seem, but it requires a few skill and patience.
- Wicks can be easily dried and cleaned with a gentle brushing or wiping with a soft, clean cloth.
- If the wicks are twisted, untwist the wicks and start over again.
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Use a different wick
- The wick you use for your candle can affect how well it burns.
- If you are having a hard time figuring out the best wick to use, try experimenting with different types.
- Some popular wicks include cotton, paper, and soy.
- You can also try wicks made from other natural materials.
Clean your candle mold
- Soak the wick and candle mold in soapy water, then scrub the mold with a soft brush.
- A toothbrush can be used to scrub the wick.
- Rinse the wick and mold with clean water.
Adjust your wick
- First, if your wick is too long, trim it.
- If the wick is too short, try adding more wax.
- Use different wicks
If your wick hasn’t been changed in years, try a new one.
- Use different wax
Try a different brand of wax.
- Try a different wax temperature
Try melting the wax in another container.
Check the wick length
- Make sure the wick is around 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) long.
- If the wicks are too long, they get stiff and are hard to bend.
- If the wicks are too short, they burn too quickly.
- Check the temperature of the oil
Make sure the oil is not too hot, as it makes wicks smoke.
Use a different wick oil
- While some people report only beeswax can be used, others say you can use any kind of wick oil. However, some wick oils can stain the wax.
- Try with cooled wax and wick oil
- Ensure sufficient ventilation
- Never use old wax
Check the wick width
- Make sure the wick width is 50% of the container’s opening.
- If wick is too narrow, the wax will solidify before it can burn.
- If the wick is too wide, the flames won’t have enough oxygen to burn properly.
- Check the wick’s length
To burn properly, the wick should be 2-2.5 cm long.
- If the wick is too long, it will scorch the wax and cause the flames not to burn properly.
- If the wick is too short, it won’t burn properly, and your candle won’t produce enough heat to melt the wax.