How to Make Gel Candles

Gel candles are a long way to go. Are not only beautiful, but very easy to light. You can also burn slowly, giving your candles a long life so that you treasure. Gel candles are very easy to make and cheap. You can add your favorite fragrance to them. The supplies you need to start backups include gel, zinc, essential oils, if desired, and dye for color. Some people like the look of a clear gel candle and prefer not to use dye. It is important to use only the bits of zinc gel candles because cotton wicks absorb the gel and prevents light or burn. You can use this items in a craft store or online.


Gel candles can be performed in a variety of owners. With glass to give you the best results. However, if the container is not flammable, it will be fine. To add unique gel candles, some manufacturers choose this in luxury glasses, wine glasses and vases. To add color and themes to candles, the use of widgets. This can be polished marble, colored stones, shells, crystals, or anything else that are not burning.

You need to stick a hot glue gun to use the felt on the bottom bracket. Hold it firmly in place until the wick sticks. To facilitate the middle, marking the bottom of the bracket with a red or black marker in the middle. The wick is then slipped into the upper part of the brand. Leave the wick long enough to get on the track. They will be cut off later. To melt the gel into small strips. For best results melt in double boiler over medium heat. The gel should be heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. A quality thermometer is a great investment as the gel does not work properly if you do not get very hot and bright color is lost when the temperature is set too high.

If you want to add color to your gel candles, slowly add. Display colors vibrant gel candles  it takes so much less than what you use when you make wax candles. Slowly stir the paint in the melted wax. If you are not satisfied with the color, you can slowly add more. When objects in the candle, which recommended that the color is very light gel candles embedded. Next, add fragrance if desired. 1 / 3 teaspoon is all you need for each glass of melted gel.

For best results, heat your container in the microwave for a minute. This prevents unsightly bubbles that can form on gel candles. Immediately after removing the support of the microwave, so start your widgets. Immerse yourself in the warm gel to keep it on the holder. Players can organize how I want. The best results push towards the edges of the support so that they can easily scene. You can add templates for the integration or loose it.

It is important, not the gel very hot close to the insertion stop. Once you have done, pour the gel into the holder. If you allow the gel before pouring into the holder with groups of gel into the candle end is cool. Make sure the wick is hanging over the door before pouring in the gel. Once the gel has set, depending on the desired format.

The candle gel is easy, fun and cheap. It is a great way to use beautiful candles make a gift or for sale. There are wonderful books with lots of pictures of gel candle designs you try to create or simply their own.


I really liked your post. I want to start making my own candles for decoration and for gifts and gel candles look like a good place to start ty for your post.