Tender Essence essential oils UK

Candle Making - Choose your wax, wicks, size.


Save time by getting all your candle making essentials in one listing. We have picked all the things that will work well together and put them all in this one listing, so you don’t have to search through the website looking for the item you want. This listing allows you to buy in both small and large quantities to save money, of the following items:

(Further information and instructions for using these items is contained underneath this list)

Soy Container Candle Wax 1kg
Soy Pillar Candle Wax 1kg
Pre - Waxed Wicks for candle making 10 or 50
Braided Cotton Candle Wicks 2m/10m
Wick Clip Holders for making candles 2 or 10
Candle Wick Sustainers for making candles 10 or 100
A pair of pliers

Instructions For Use - Just melt the wax, using a double boil method or a microwave. It takes roughly 4-5 minutes to melt. Once melted, add colours/scents if required and mix well. Pour into your desired mould or container and leave to set, preferably overnight.

Types of Wax
Pillar Wax - This is a hard wax which is suitable for making moulded candles, votives and wax tarts/melts.
Container Wax - This is a softer wax designed for use in a container of some form. You can use a metal tin, glass jar or deep bowl. Fantastic waxes for making candles and wax melts. Easy to use and are perfect for beginners. You can be creative by adding your own essential oil scents and colours or simply use plain and unscented. 

Safety Information - For external use only, never consume. Avoid eye contact and contact with animals and children. Take care when melting and pouring as the liquid wax is very hot and can burn the skin.

Extra Detailed Information - Congealing point : 41.0°C Melting point: 60.0°CMax melting temp: 90.0°C Flash point : >150°C. The soy we supply is KeraSoy which is a 100% natural soy candle wax developed and manufactured in the UK by Kerax. It needs to be stored in a cool dry place and be protected from exposure to light.

Scoop in photo is for illustration purposes only. Wax will be in bags so please take care when opening.

Easy to use pre-waxed wicks with metal sustainers for candle making. They are 15cm long and so can be used for a range of candle sizes, just cut to whatever size you require.

The sustainer on these pre waxed wicks is a small metal disc which allows the wick to be glued in place. This makes it easier when making candles as the wick doesn't float around in the wax.

To stick your wick you will need either a small piece of 'wax glue' or you can use a small amount of melted wax. Once stuck in place you need to keep your wick upright and centred. To do this you use a 'wick holder' which can be made using cocktail sticks fastened together at each end with small rubber bands. Some people prefer a clothes peg. That pinches the wick between the sticks, allowing it to be pulled taught and centred by simply resting the wick holder over the top of your mould. Make sure you allow an extra 2.5cm of wick when you cut it to make sure there is enough excess at the top. Once this is done, you can pour the wax into your mould or container and leave to set.

Fantastic traditional plain braided wicks for candle making. They have been specially produced in Britain by a company who have made candles for use in churches for many years.

The wicks are not pre waxed and can be used with any wax. You can make both container and pillar candles using these wicks so they are very versatile. We recommend that the following size candles can be made with these wicks:

Container candles - 1 to 4 inches in diameter

Pillar candles - 3 - 5 inches in diameter

This is the most versatile of wicks, there are many other sizes but this wick will work with the widest range of candle thicknesses.

The wicks are made of natural cotton which has been braided, it is important to remember that basic cotton thread cannot be used as a form of wick. The best wick you can use is a braided one as it is strong and provides a stable wick. You can also use a wick clip to hold your wick in place whilst making your candle, this makes the process much quicker and easier.

Very useful metal clips to hold your wick in place whilst making candles. A necessary tool for all candle makers to make the DIY process much quicker and easier. These clips are much sturdier than other wick holders on the market with a serrated edge to keep the wick secure and centred.

-Cut a length of wick slightly longer than the depth of the container/mould. You can trim it later.
- Hang the wick inside so that it touches the bottom and secure the other end in the clip
- lay the clip across the container
- Fill it with wax and leave it to set
- once you remove the wick clip at the end, your wick will be in the correct place and will have stayed straight allowing an even burn.

The clips are roughly 9.5cm in length therefore can be used in this many size containers or add extra wood pieces for a larger container. As they are made of metal they are extremely durable and can be used again and again. The width of the clips allows you to secure any size wick as required and can be used for both container and pillar candles.

Candle wick sustainers, the ideal tool for making your own candles. They will keep the wick in the centre of the candle so it doesn't move out of place, as well as allowing your candle to burn right until the end without the wick falling over.

Pliers can be used to tighten the sustainer to hold the wick in place rather than using glue. These can also be purchased from this listing. Double sided tape or blue tack can be used to stick the container in place, or you could add a little bit of wax to the container of your choice to hold the sustainer in place.
Material: Iron
12mm Diameter
Available in packs of 10 and 100.

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