With the festive season just around the corner, you may be looking for tips and advice which will help you to create the perfect Christmas candle. Read on to discover more.
Use the right materials
The materials you use when making a Christmas candle can make a significant difference to the overall look and smell of the candle. Commonly used materials include paraffin, frankincense, soy wax, beeswax, animal fat and pine tree. Do not underestimate the impact of using different materials. For example, paraffin is the lightest and thinnest wax, making it difficult to work with. For those who find paraffin a bit tricky to work with, choose beeswax instead. Beeswax, being thicker and harder, will provide more stability and will therefore be easier to work with. It also smells better and gives off a more authentic Christmas fragrance.
Consider the scent
The scent of the candle can be a vital part of the decoration of the candle. It can have a calming effect on the mind and, therefore, reduce anxiety. Popular Christmas scents include clove, cinnamon, citrus and nutmeg. To give the candle a different scent, you can add some vanilla or bay leaves and use an essential oil flavoured with orange, lemon or wintergreen. Rather than adding the raw ingredients, you should instead invest in some essential oils which are flavoured with these scents. Simply add a few drops of oil to the hot liquid wax during the candle-making process and stir. The mixture is ready when the scent of the oil has infused into the wax. Now all you need to do is wait for the wax to cool and harden. Once the wax has set, it can be moulded into the desired shape.
One of the most important steps to creating the perfect Christmas candle is to ensure that the candle is fully covered with decorations and symbolism that fit the time of year. Doing so helps your candle to be noticed, rather than being relegated to a shelf and forgotten. For instance, a red candle with gold accents will make a fine addition to the Christmas scene. Alternatively, a candle depicting the birth of Christ with gold tassels around the candle may be the perfect choice for the festive period. Alternatively, you could choose to avoid religious imagery and instead focus on Santa and his reindeer.
If you're interested in finding out more, contact a store that sells candle-making supplies today.