Geometric candles, also known as aesthetics, are one of the trends of the moment. Do you want to learn how to make them at home in an easy and personalized way? Then do not miss this tutorial because we will explain everything step by step. Remember, no previous experience with candles is required.
What ingredients do you need to make Geometric Candles?
To make aesthetic geometric candles, you need:
- 800 grams of Natural 444 Soy Wax
This Wax in flakes is ideal for making candles in silicone molds.
- 80 grams of Stearic Acid for candles.
Bulk stearic acid, also known as candle stearin, is an additive mixed with wax to harden candles and make them last longer. Candle stearic acid is recommended to be added to wax during the handcrafting process to increase hardness, brightness, and opacity.
- Olive grey liquid candle dye
Olive gray liquid colors for candle making, available in different sizes. The liquid colors for candles are convenient and practical because they are easy to use: just add a few drops to the molten wax to color it. Because they are concentrated, they are very cost effective. In addition, they disperse easily and do not leave lumps. You will obtain very elegant gray candles, perfect for decoration.
- Almond and Milk Scented Essence
This fragrance opens with the sweet aromas of coconut milk and a sparkling touch of lemon, giving way to a delicate body of milk and almond blossom notes. In the background, powdery accords of vanilla, musk and tonka bean are appreciated. It can be used easily and quickly to make homemade perfumes, air fresheners and cleaning products. It is highly concentrated and versatile.
- Waxed wick 8-9 cm.
- Waxed wick 4-5 cm.
The waxed wick is one of the most used to make candles and an essential material in its elaboration since it is the one in charge that the candle burns correctly. These are cotton wicks dipped in paraffin, ready to be placed in the candle. Choosing one thickness or another will depend on the diameter of the candle and other important factors, such as the melting point of the wax.
- Sphere candle mold with vertical stripes
This mold allows you to make decorative custom candles with the colors of your choice and your favorite scent.
- Elongated fluted mold
The 4x14cm mold is ideal for making candles. Made of silicone, it is non-stick, flexible and very resistant. This mold has an oblong shape and grooved surface. Making candles with it will be very easy.. Just melt the wax, add the essence and colorant and stir. Thread the wick into the mold and fill it. Let dry, and your candle is ready to use. You will get unique creations to give as gifts or to decorate your home!
- Vertically fluted candle mold
This is a silicone mold, non-stick, resistant and flexible, and very easy to use.
How are aesthetic candles made?
1. Weigh the 800 grams of wax and add the 80 grams of stearic acid for candles over low heat.
2. Meanwhile, thread the wick into the molds. Insert it through the hole in the bottom and hold it in place with a wick holder. Place the waxed wick 4-5 cm into the long fluted mold and 8-9 cm into the other two molds.
3. When the wax is melted, add a few drops of liquid colorant and fragrance essence to taste. Stir for a few minutes until all ingredients are incorporated.
4. Fill the molds. Let the candles cool in a place without drafts and sudden temperature changes. If it gets cloudy, fill it with more hot wax.
5. Unmold when they are dry and ready to use!
Q1: What are geometric candles?
A1: Geometric candles are candles that have been molded or cut into various geometric shapes such as spheres, cubes, pyramids, and more complex polyhedra.
Q2: What type of wax is best for making geometric candles?
A2: Soy wax, paraffin wax, or beeswax can be used to make geometric candles. Soy wax is a popular choice because of its smooth finish and lower melting point which makes it easier to work with.
Q3: Can I make my own molds for geometric candles?
A3: Absolutely! Silicone molds are the easiest to make at home and they offer a good level of detail and flexibility for different geometric shapes.
Q4: Where can I buy molds for making geometric candles?
A4: Candle molds can be purchased from a variety of craft stores, online marketplaces like Amazon or Etsy, or specialty candle supply stores.
Q5: How do I add color to my geometric candles?
A5: You can add color to your candles by using candle dye or mica powders. Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Q6: Can I add scent to my geometric candles?
A6: Yes, you can add fragrance oils specifically designed for candles to give them a pleasant aroma. Be cautious not to use too much, a general guideline is to use 1 ounce of fragrance per 1 pound of wax.
Q7: How do I prevent bubbles in my candles?
A7: To prevent bubbles, pour your wax slowly and allow it to cool gradually. A quicker cooling process can cause the wax to shrink and create bubbles.
Q8: How do I get a smooth finish on my candles?
A8: To get a smooth finish, make sure your wax is at the correct temperature before pouring. If the surface isn’t smooth after the first pour, you can also do a second pour to fill in any imperfections.
Q9: Can I use any wick for my geometric candles?
A9: The type of wick you need depends on the diameter of the candle. A wider candle requires a thicker wick, while a narrower candle requires a thinner wick.
Q10: Is it safe to make candles at home?
A10: Making candles at home is generally safe, but precautions should be taken. Always monitor melting wax, avoid overheating, and never leave your wax unattended on the stove. Keep a fire extinguisher handy just in case.
Carole Brooks has been making candles for many years. She loves to create candles of all different types and for all different purposes. Here she shares her experience and knowledge. Carole is a graduate of Texas A&M University.