Hand Dipped Taper and Soy Candles
The Honey Dipper
I bought a dipping vat to make candles before the holidays a few years back; I didn't have the money to support my candle habit or buy gifts so it made sense. My father bought me a bunch of wax many years ago (he has since passed).
Candle Dipping Vat
photo © by Judy Ferony
I still have some of the wax he bought me and refer to it as "The Gift That Keeps Giving". This is one of the easiest ways to make candles, especially when your pipes wont handle wax being poured down the sink (like when you need to boil-out wax from pots to change dye color or scent). All you do is add wax to the dipping vat as needed, the wick you use depends on the diameter of the candle your making (I use 4/0 cotton for tapers).
Soy Wax Container Candles on the Cheap
Crisco Candles. Got Grease?
I'm actually delighted to discover that instead of buying really expensive soy wax flakes to make soy candles, I can now save a ton of cash and run across the street to the super market.
Wire Wick and Wick Tabs of Various Sizes
Candlemaking Sources and Info
- Mann Lake Ltd.
You can buy wax in bulk here.
- Earth Guild
This is where I bought my dipping vat pictured above.
Just bought a boat load of supplies from them, including hemp wicks.
- Hand-Dipped Tapers
This is a "How-To" do tapers.
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