Candle Making Supplies
These supplies are available in small quantities.
Great for the beginner candle maker or if you wish to sample a color, a wax, or a wick!


Color Cakes

Little "cakes" of colorant, giving you a way to add color to your candles, without the liquid dye mess or risk of adding too much color. Made with soy wax and concentrated liquid colorants, these will create pastels or deeper shades, depending on the color and the amount used. You can also create your own color mixes on the spot much easier than with liquid dye.

You'll find that these blend nicely into soy without dulling or disturbing the properties of your wax in any way as they do not include any paraffin wax, giving you the clarity of liquid dye in a solid form. If you are learning how to make soy candles or would like to stretch your budget, these may come in handy for you!


"Blue" & "Cranberry"

The color names shown below are the descriptive name of the actual concentrated color cake or the name of the liquid dye that its made with, which is not necessarily the resulting shade or intensity, as they are primarily intended to create light coloring for container candles. Pastel shades in soy container candles are not only very creamy-looking & pretty, the lighter shade can help hide any frosting that may occur. However, with some of the colors, darker shades may be achieved more easily than others, as with smaller candles or wax tarts.


On left: "Violet" color cake
On right: resulting lavender sample using a pinch of "Violet"



Shown below are color cakes with sample pink shades achieved from using small amount of color cake.

     
"Brick Red" - "Red" - "Ruby-Rose Red"



Here is a list of the colors currently available ...

Raspberry Red
Ruby-Rose Red (Dark Red) - Rosy Pink
Cranberry
Brick Red - Muted (Blush) Pink
Blue
Dark Blue
Carolina Blue
Green
Dark Green
Dark Spring Green
Fern Green
Myrtle Green (light teal)
Teal Green
Viridian Green
Violet
Orange
Burnt Orange (pumpkin) - Orangy-Yellow
Brown (milk chocolate)
Warm Brown (caramel)  

Color Cakes Ordering Page

Each "cake" will create a light shade for approx. two-three pounds of wax. As an example, about one-eighth of "Orange" produces an orange juice color in a 5-ounce candle. Some of the colors can dye darker than others, so always start coloring in small increments.


"Raspberry Red"
On left: As used in pillar wax
In center: As used in soy wax (small amount)
(color cake on right)


"Green" - color cake in center
As used in soy wax - sample medium usage on left; on right - light usage


"Viridian Green" - color cake on left
In center: As used in soy wax - medium usage; on right - light usage


"Dark Green" color cake on left with sample of lighter shade in soy wax


Sample of "Dark Green" as used in pillar wax


On left: "Teal Green"
On right: "Dark Spring Green"
On bottom-center: "Fern Green"
For a light shade, the above three all produce a dullish, moss green


On left: "Carolina Blue"
On right: "Myrtle Green"


To Use:
These may be sliced into small segments or made into shavings with a sharp knife. To cut segments, press point of sharp knife into center to snap color cake in half, then do the same to cut off triangular-shaped pieces. Add small amounts to your soy wax after the wax has reached its proper temperature until desired shade is achieved. Stir with a spoon until fully melted and blended. Note: Dye lots and/or monitor colors can vary slightly.


Weight: approx. ½+ oz. comprised of 20+ drops of concentrated liquid dye; melt point 120-125dF
Keep all candle dyes far out of reach of children & pets!!



Price per color cake - 89-¢ each

  Color Cakes Ordering Page


Please note that there is a $8.50 ordering minimum of any combination of products.
  Wicks

Wick lengths for small projects, beginners, or for test burning
20mm x 3mm wick tabs are included separately with untabbed wicks.

Most orders will not require any changes in shipping method due to ordering of wicks, they will ride along with other items. Please note that there is a $8.50 ordering minimum of any combination of products.

Square Braid Cotton - for paraffin wax, soy wax & beeswax

2/0
1 yard, includes six wick tabs - $.95
Requires cutting, tab crimping, waxing before use
Works nicely in a small soy candle approx. 2½-2¾" diameter, such as a 2¾" tart pan with soy in the pan, topped with combination whipped soy and paraffin. Also works well in a wider containers or tart pans (approx. 4½") by using multiple wicks. Always test burn a sample candle!



#2
1 yard, includes six wick tabs - $1.25
Requires cutting, tab crimping, waxing before use
Works nicely in soy container candles approx. 2½"-3" diameter. Also works nicely in a 2½"-3" diameter soy candle such as a 3¼" tart pan with soy in the pan, topped with combination whipped soy and paraffin. Always test burn a sample candle!



Note: Cotton wicking is not designed for use with gel candles, please see zinc-core or HTP wicks below.


Zinc-core - used in pillars or containers; or with paraffin and candle gel and other candle designs that require a rigid wick.

51/32/18
1 yard, includes six wick tabs - $1.50
Requires cutting, tab crimping, waxing before use
51/32/18 zinc-core wicks can be used in both pillar and container candles. When used with, for instance, paraffin wax, they work well in a candle approx. 3-3½".   In gel candles, they work nicely in a smaller candle approx. 2½-2¾" diameter, or in a gel candle that is paired up with paraffin wax as a "dessert topping," or embellishments, such as with novelty candles. Always test burn a sample candle!



60/44/18
1 yard, includes six wick tabs - $1.50
Requires cutting, tab crimping, waxing before use
When used with paraffin wax, this size works well in a candle approx. 3½-4".   In gel candles, they work nicely in a 3¼-3½" diameter, or in a gel candle that is paired up with paraffin wax as a "dessert topping," or embellishments, such as with novelty candles. Always test burn a sample candle!



HTP (high temperature paper) - HTP-104
1 yard, includes six wick tabs - $1.25
Requires cutting, tab crimping, waxing before use
When used with paraffin wax, this wick can be used in a pillar or container candle approx. 3.5-4" -- in gel candles, they work nicely in a 3¼-3½" diameter, or in a gel candle that is paired up with paraffin wax as a "dessert topping," or embellishments, such as with novelty candles. In a gel candle, this wick can usually take the place of a zinc-core 60/44/18. Always test burn a sample candle!


Note: Although we prefer to use square braid cotton in our soy candles, zinc-core, CD and HTP wicks are also suitable, depending on the application, such as with paraffin-blends, pillars, novelty candles, and combination designs using candle gel.

CD Flat Braid Coreless - CD-10
10 wicks, 2.5" in length - $1.40
Pre-waxed and tabbed
These wicks are designed to reduce carbon build-up & and they are commonly referred to as "self-trimming" wicks. Used in pillars and glass containers approx. 3-3¼" -- depending on wax used, may be too large for 2-7/8" seamless tins when the heating of the metal is taken into consideration. Always test burn a sample candle!



Some very important notes regarding candle wicks ...
Your wick choice is a determining factor in how safely your candle will burn! Once you have determined the wick size, it's critical that you test burn your candle. Wicks will burn differently in paraffin than in soy, for instance, so if you've been using paraffin waxes, it could be that you will need to change the wick type or size for any particular container to accommodate the different wax.

By test burning, you will be able to determine if your candle burns properly; if it consumes most of the wax; that the wick does not excessively smoke or mushroom; that the candle does not "tunnel" -- all of these things (& more) matter in the quality and safety of your candle!
Soy Wax

We offer soy wax in small quantities only. For our customers who may be just starting out with their candle hobby and wish to order small, or experienced candle makers who wish to try a sample, this can be a handy add-on to ordering color cakes, scents, etc.

Golden Blends GW444 & GW464 have a soy-based additive that enables the wax to be poured at a higher temperature than some soy waxes and reduces the "frosting" effect that can occur with soy container wax. You can see from the specifications below that GW464 is a softer wax, while GW444 holds more scent. With GW464, the candle wax will melt a bit more quickly, and throw its scent sooner; while GW444 may possess more scent. For easier glass adhesion with fewer wet spots, you may prefer GW464; if you are using opaque glassware or tins, you may prefer the GW444 for the additional fragrance load.

Specifications:
GW444
Melt Point: 119-125 degrees F.
Fragrance Load: 9-11%

GW464
Melt Point: 115-120 degrees F.
Fragrance Load: 7-9%



Soy wax (hydrogenated soybean oil) flakes are much more convenient to use than paraffin wax, which often comes in slabs, as there is no cutting and it's much easier to weigh, faster to melt.
Golden Blends GW444 & GW464 by AAK USA
Some guidelines for use ...

Temperatures:

Both of these waxes are heated to 185 degrees F., and allowed to cool to 125-145 degrees F. before pouring into your container. Note that this is a container wax only!

Some candlemakers prefer to cool to between 100dF. & 125dF. for better adhesion, while others pour a bit hotter (at 150dF), which may create a smoother surface on top with more shine. We'll leave it to you to experiment!

When adding scent ...
Scent may be added soon after your wax has reached its heating temperature and the heat has been turned off. (Never add scent over an open flame!!) We suggest adding your scent slowly while stirring in order to help it disperse evenly and bind to the wax. Contine to stir well (with a spoon, not a stick) after adding fragrance oil to the melted wax. Once your wax has cooled to the pouring temperature, stir briefly once again before pouring.

If you prefer to make a candle completely free of any synthetic chemicals, we suggest using essential oils (such as cinnamon, clove, peppermint). However, this can get a bit costly, so you may consider leaving your candle completely unscented.


Other notes ...
You should definitely use a candy thermometer so you know the temperature of your wax, as guessing can have an effect on the performance of your scent, reducing hot and/or cold scent throw.

Be careful to not overheat your wax, both for safety and because it may discolor.

There are various methods for avoiding what is referred to as "wet spots" -- air pockets that form within the candle and appear between the wax and the glass in patches. Since there seems to be a variety of causes, offering a sure remedy for any given situation is pretty difficult. There are some tips we'd like to offer ... make sure to allow your wax to cool to close to its meltpoint temperature before pouring and avoid pouring into cold glass.

Additives are not considered necessary with this wax, and we personally have not used any; but, if you are going to experiment with Vybar additive, the one suggested would be Vybar-260, as this wax has a meltpoint below 130dF.

Set your poured candle in a warm spot to avoid cracks from forming as it cools.

Double check to make sure your wick is taut & straight after pouring.



About soy waxes ...

Made with soybean oil, grown in the U.S., soy wax is a wonderful medium for making container candles. They offer a nice scent throw (hot or cold) and will burn longer than, for instance, a paraffin candle of the same size; in comparison, less wax is consumed during any given burn session.

History of Soy Beans




Ordering soy wax ...

Please note, there is a $8.50 (not including shipping) ordering minimum for any combination of products. Don't forget to add your shipping charges before checking out ... thank you!


GW464 Soy Wax -

One-half pound .......... $ 2.25 + Small Package Shipping Below



One pound ............... $ 2.95 + Small Package Shipping Below



One & one-half pound .... $ 4.65 + Sm-Med Box Shipping Below



Two pounds .............. $ 5.85 + Sm-Med Box Shipping Below




GW444 Soy Wax -

One-half pound .......... $ 2.25 + Small Package Shipping Below



One pound ............... $ 2.95 + Small Package Shipping Below



One & one-half pound .... $ 4.65 + Sm-Med Box Shipping Below



Two pounds .............. $ 5.85 + Sm-Med Box Shipping Below




Here are some examples of what will can be sent in the shipping option boxes ...

Small Package Shipping [cost of $6.79] -
A half-pound of wax with up to approx. six one-ounce scents or other small items combined.
A pound of wax with up to three one-ounce scents or other small items combined.

Small-Medium Box [cost of $9.85] -
A pound and a half of wax can ship with several one-ounce scents or other small items combined. Two pounds of wax can ship with several one-ounce scents or other small items combined.

In other words, if you were to order a pound of wax and some other supplies, as long as they fit in the box together, you would select the "Small Package." If you were to order 1½-lbs. of wax and some other supplies, as long as they fit in the box together, you would select the "Sm-Med Box."


To add your shipping, please select from the drop down box on the payment button below, or on any of the shipping buttons on our pages ...

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