Category: Candle Making

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New Candle Mould

Don’t they make a cute couple?  Our new large sphere candle mould is in production and will be available to buy on the website soon.  This mould produces a 4″(100mm) round candle.  We have lots of other candle mould designs listed including the smaller 3″ sphere, available individually and as sets.  We also have complete candle making kits listed.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel.

Lavender blue ….

 

Stressful week?  Why not relax with some calming lavender fragrance.  These lovely lavender scented wax melts were made using our wax melt tray (product code S7749).  The tray makes 12 wax melts, 2 of each design, including flower, swirl, and heart.  We have other wax melt trays and lots of other candle mould designs available individually and as sets.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

Candle Making Kits


 

We are now doing a few of our most popular candle moulds as complete candle making kits.  The kits contain the moulds, Kerasoy wax, one metre of wick, wick holders, two colour powder dyes (red and blue) and printed, easy to follow instructions.  At the moment there are two kits available.  One contains 3 different shaped moulds – pyramid, pillar and square and the other contains 4 pillar moulds.  There is enough wax and dye to make one candle from each candle mould. These kits are perfect to get you started if you are new to candle making as they contain everything you need to begin with without having to source each item individually, all at a very reasonable price and with free postage within the UK.  The kits are supplied in a plain white cardboard box which make them easy to wrap if you are giving them as a gift.   We also stock lots of different candle mould shapes available as multiples or singles. Why not pop over to our website and have a look. 

 

        

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Isobel

 

New Candle Mould

How good does our new three-wick candle look on the tray with all the cacti and succulents.  This is our latest candle mould design and we are currently working on an insert for it which will mean it can be used to make sections for cake slice or wedge-shaped designs.  These will make fab bath bombs and decorative candles.  The candle mould is currently available on the website and comes with a wick holder.  The insert will be available soon so keep checking back.  We are also working on some new designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

Egg-Shaped Candles

 

There’s an old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket, but we think these colourful egg shaped candles all look lovely together in this basket and would make a pretty centre piece or table decoration for Easter.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely week.

Isobel

   

 

PS  The candles in the basket are being used for decoration only.  Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

 

Candle Making

We often get questions from people starting out making candles for some tips on how best to use our candle moulds so I have put together a little tutorial.

 

 

Cut a piece of wick long enough to go through the mould and allowing extra at both the top and bottom.  Put the wick through the hole in the base of the mould and secure with a piece of blutac, this will hold the wick in place and prevent the wax from leaking out.

 

 

 

 

Turn the mould upright and spray the inside with mould release spray or coat with a little olive oil.

 

 

 

 

Place a wick holder across the top of the mould and secure the wick.

 

 

 

Heat the wax and then add the colour.

 

Turn the temperature down and add the fragrance if you are using it.

Allow the wax to cool a little before pouring into the mould.

 

Allow the wax to cool and set fully before removing from mould.

And there you have your finished candle.  This is by no means a comprehensive tutorial on candle making but hopefully it will get you started without too many problems.  Any of our readers who have more experience in candle making, if you have any tips you could share, we’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great week.

Isobel

 

 

Love is in the air ……..

Our newest candle mould is here just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This heart shaped pillar mould would make a perfect gift for your candle-making Valentine or if you are a candle maker, what better way to say ‘I love you’ than with heart shaped candles lighting your room, perhaps even scented with some of the lovely spring flower scents available.

Of course, these candles aren’t only for Valentine’s Day, hearts are the perfect way to say I love you for any occasion, or even not for a specific event but just because.

If you like keeping up with current trends why not make some in Ultra Violet, the pantone colour of the year.  They would make the perfect decorative finishing touch for your room.

And here’s a little sneak peak at our latest wax melt mould which is just about to go into production.  These will be available soon, so do keep popping back to our candle mould section and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

Isobel

Story of a Candle Mould

I think most of you know by now that we design and manufacture all our candle moulds on site here at our parent company Linic Plastics but I thought you might like a little insight into the process, so today’s post is the story of our latest candle mould from design through production to the warehouse shelves ready for dispatch.  Our latest design is for a 12 pattern, Christmas theme wax melt mould.

Richard, our designer, has worked with the company for 22 years. He designs all the moulds that we make.  Richard takes the idea for the new candle and begins with a series of pencil sketches of the mould.  He transfers these 2-D sketches onto CAD to make a 3-D image.

 

Richard working on the candle mould design.

 

The finished designs go to Gary, our Toolroom Manager who uses them to make the tooling for the mould.  This involves milling and shaping aluminium on a CNC machine.

                        

Gary at the milling machine                                  The finished aluminium mould.  

 

The next step is the manufacturing process where the aluminium mould is used to form the polypropelene moulds.

The polypropelene moulds being made.

 

And the final stage in the process, the finished moulds are passed along to our warehouse ready for dispatch.

The wax melt mould is now available to buy on our Website.

I hope you found this little look behind the scenes interesting.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

Isobel

Candles

 

We’ve been getting crafty in Proops again and making some candles using our candle moulds.  We get asked occasionally the best way to use the moulds to stop the wax leaking and the candle sticking, so I plan to put together a little video of the process (and to show you that experienced candle makers can get it wrong sometimes too, I may even post a little bloopers video of how not to do it).

I’m sure I’ve told you all before that I like to give something personal to my nearest and dearest for special occasions and I had a thought of using our push lid solid aluminium storage tins  to make some scented tealight candles.  These could be personalised with labels for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween or any other occasion you can think of and at £3.50 for a pack of three they won’t break the bank either. We will also be listing these in larger quantities.  I plan on making some seasonal scented candles in them for my friends and family, personalised with some lovely individual labels for Christmas.  Of course, you could customise these cute little pots for other gifts too – they are the perfect size for earrings or cufflinks.  Have you used any of our products in a way which we haven’t thought of? We’d love to hear your ideas.

All our candle moulds are designed and made right here at our factory and our designer, Richard, has been working on some new candle mould designs for us, so keep checking the New Arrivals section or the Candle Mould section on the website for the latest designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

 

DIY Starbucks Frappé Candles!

Who doesn’t love coffee? Actually quite a lot of people. Weird, weird people. I assume since you’re here you love coffee too! That’s great. We stumbled across two tutorials that when combined together… well, they could change things. Your Saturdays could be spent with the smell of the beautiful aromas found only in the depths of your favorite Starbucks. In the comfort of your own home. Maybe if you grab your speakers, put on some coffee shop background noise and dust off your french press skills you could have yourself some reasonably priced goodness!

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