Basic Gel Candle Making
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  1. You will need:  One or two coffee cans, metal spoons, thermometer that reads to 230 degrees or more, knife or knitting needle or kabob skewer.

  2. Make sure glass, shells, marbles, cans, spoons, ect. are clean and thoroughly dry before beginning.

  3. Place gel in coffee can and put on burner between low and medium. (closer to medium)  Do not leave cooking Gel Unattended!  Gel should not reach higher than 230 degrees.  As gel slowly cooks down to water consistency, stir occasionally.

  4. Add Scent, Stir.

  5. If you are using two colors, divide into another container and add one color to each can.  Stir.  At any time if gel becomes too hard to work with, put back on burner and reheat.

  6. Place wick in glass and press down with knife or knitting needle or skewer.  Another way to secure the wick is with a hot glue gun.

  7. Place shells or marbles in the bottom of the glass.

  8. You are now ready to pour.  For tiny bubbles, pour gel at about 210 degrees, for larger bubbles, pour gel at about 175 degrees.

  9. After the candle has completely cooled, cut the wick to 1/8" to 1/4" and your candle is ready to burn.

  10. Fragrances used to make gel candles should be 170F or higher flash point.  The fragrances should also be tested for gel wax solubility.  To test for solubility:  mix 1 part fragrance to 3 parts food grade mineral oil.  Shake and allow to set a couple of minutes.  Check to see if the fragrance thoroughly mixes with the mineral oil.  Now take 3 parts fragrance to 1 part mineral oil.  Shake and allow the mixture to set a couple of minutes.  Check to see if  the fragrance thoroughly mixes with the mineral oil.  If you see any type of insolubility or cloudiness, the fragrance is not good to use in gel wax candles.

 

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