You can make or break the customer experience with your product by choosing the right supplies. It's crucial to consider what materials will be used to make your candles. It can be detrimental to your customer's confidence and, ultimately, your reputation.
Before you ever light your first candle in your home, there are many factors to take into consideration.
Choosing Your Wax
Paraffin is the most popular candle wax used by professional candlemakers. Paraffin wax can be used in many products, including food and medicines.Many candle manufacturers use food quality paraffin wax for their products.
Other options for wax are:
- Soy wax
- Palm wax
- Synthetic wax
High-quality candles burn cleanly. The type of candle and wax mix you choose will determine the wax that is used.
Choosing Which Wicks
The hardest part of candle making can be choosing the right kind of wick. Your candle's wick is what converts the melted candle wax to flame. Your candles will not be able to burn effectively if the wick isn't reliable.
The shape and dimensions of your candle, the wax that you will use, the colour of your candle and the scent you want to add to it, are all factors that go into choosing a wick. You might need several wick types to find one that is right for you.
There are several types of wicks, each with a different coating. These wick types include:
- Round Direction: Wick
This wick includes a cotton core containing tension threads. It's designed to provide optimal burning in scented votives or container candles. This wick can be used with soy waxes or paraffin.
- High-Tension Penal Wick
This type contains a core of paper that gives the wick its rigidity. They are common in container candles and votive wicks.
- Lx Wick
This wick provides a smooth, braided surface along with stabilizing threads. The wick will curl as the candle is lit. These wicks work well for pillar candles. These wicks can be used in conjunction with palm waxes, soy, and other oils.
- Zinc Wick
Zinc wicks ensure stability during hot-pour. While they are strong enough to be used in paraffin candle containers, they also emit carbon dioxide (soot) and can bloom during the burning process.
Some candle-makers use a two-wick or three-wick system to ensure candles are evenly lit. Depending on which type of candles are being made, you will need to decide what wicks work best with your candle and how long each one should be.
Choosing Our Jars
There are three important things to keep in mind when selecting the right container jar.
- Jars That Will Not Break Or Crush
Glass candle containers should be designed to be used with candles. Hot wax may spill on the customer's floor or table if there is a crack. Gel candles tend to get so hot that glass containers explode.
- Jars That Will Not Leak
Leakage in wholesale candle jars can cause a fire hazard. The wick is no longer able to draw fuel from the wax that has leaked from its container. This causes a huge flame that can burn high enough to catch plants and curtains nearby on fire.
You might be tempted to buy unusually-shaped jars. But make sure that they are suitable for candle use and heat safety. The same rules will apply to tins where you store candles.
The glass candle container should be strong enough to withstand high heat, and melted wax and not become damaged. It is also important to note that any glass container can crack, even heat-safe jars. You should provide safe and responsible candle-burning tips to your customers. For example, only use heat-resistant surfaces. Never leave a burning candle unsupervised.