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Archive for December, 2010

Gel Candle Making

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Gel candle making directions, tips, and techniques were featured in the previous incarnation of this blog, so I’d best re-write them here as promised.

You have to be a bit more precise at measuring and controlling temperatures when making gel candles than when using the more solid types of wax like soy and paraffin.  It is also very important to use gel-compatible scents that don’t have too low a flash-point.  Check with the manufacturer and/or distributor to find out which scents are safe to use in your gel candles.   There is also information available on the Natures Garden Wholesale Candle and Soap Supplies website about doing your own polarity testing on the fragrance oils you wish to use.