Monday, November 3, 2008

The Wax Woman Cometh

A few posts ago, I lamented how I frustrated I was that my pillar candles were not turning out the way I wanted. Well, I'm happy to say, that things are vastly improving. I still have issues with the bottom being un-leveled and perfecting the 2nd pour, but it's getting better. I've been combing the web for a professional leveler, and they want over $100 for a fancy plug-in hot plate. OH NO!!! One thing my mama always taught me was to be self-sufficient and creative-especially when dealing with a lack of funds. Guess what I used? An old sauce pan!!! I just put the setting on a low heat and rubbed the bottom around til it achieved a decent level. These flames are scented in Black Cherry and Red Currant and Raspberry. I love the color! The Red Currant & Raspberry will make a wonderful holiday candle-it just smells like Christmas to me!

Another quick tip: Use an old stocking to buff out fingerprints, smudges and other little imperfections.


Joanna said...

I am having the darndest time finding the right sized wicks for my candles! It is a frustrating experience!!!

I have so many wicks and most of them are too "cool" because I pour soy wax, which burns cooler than paraffin....:(

The Soap Seduction said...

You know, I have the same issues. I actually buy my wicks and molds together based on what the vendor suggests, and it's been touch and go. Some burn hotter than others. I suggest buying in very small quantities til you hit the jackpot. Good luck!

Joanna said...

thanks! :(