Candles convey the much-needed light in dimness. But gone are the days when a candle was only predestined to dispel the darkness. Today with the mounting importance of candle as an art it has taken off from the altar to the platform where it sits to be admired. Sweet-smelling candles are making its blotch with a variety of soothing scents. These candles are now finding it on bathroom sills, and as attractive items dressing up a home. Also there are innovative methods being tried, to fade out the obnoxious combustion of a candle. Smokeless candles, aromatic candles, designer candles are the vagaries that show up on shelves for sale. And of course the sale is brilliant. So if you are the type that likes to work with your hands then candle making is a lucrative profession you can take up to go on the entrepreneurship track. Many have made their names in this business and the market seems ever welcome to newer ideas and innovation. Making a candle needs a lot of patience and a trained mind. Training is available at a number of places from the basic to designer styles. To begin with you have to double boil your wax. If you do not have a double boiler then put some water in a wide vessel on a low flame. Put your wax chunks in a can and then put the can in the vessel filled with water. Once the wax begins to melt add some more chunks of wax. Once the wax melts add the dye. Wax dyes are available in liquid, solid and the powdered form, available at any craft store. Some even melt crayons alongside wax to add the color to it. After the wax is melted and colored the next step depends on what is it that you want to achieve? If you are going to dip the candles then 150-180 degrees of wax heating is required. You have to keep repeating the process of dipping the wicks into the wax, removing excess moisture then letting it dry on wax paper for around 30seconds. As the wicks get thicker with the process you can roll them around on waxed paper, then straighten them. For around one inch thickness you will have to dip the candles 40-50 times. Once completed then make the candle bottom flat by cutting it. Keeping the melting process same slight variations are required for achieving molded, fragrant and other styled candles. Once you learn the basics of how to make candles all you need then is your imagination with a dash of creativity. Then see your small set-up flourish.
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