If you have long dreamed of making a gel candle yourself and being a master of all trades, then after reading this article, you can easily master such a simple matter! So, what is necessary to have on hand necessarily, and without what you can easily do? You will need a candle gel, a wick, scissors, a metal or plastic spoon, a ballpoint pen stem, an electric or gas oven.
It will also require a shallow container for melting the gel and deep for water.
In addition, do not forget to choose a container, for example, a smooth-walled glass that will serve you as a candle, as well as decorative elements for filling the gel.
There are not so many companies producing candle gel. Today we will use the transparent gel of the German brand Artidee Crystal Kerzen-Gel (Candle gel).You can work with any other, most importantly, strictly follow the instructions. The first thing to do is to set the temperature on the electric range - a maximum of 70 degrees. If you have a gas stove, make the light below average. Fill a large container with water and heat, not boiling (you will have to maintain this state of water until you completely melt the gel mass).
Take a shallow container, fill with a small amount of gel - just 2 spoons - and make a water bath. I melted the gel right in the factory jar, since there was not much of it left.
Slowly and constantly stir the gel with a spoon, without stirring it (you will achieve a huge amount of air bubbles with this! ). The mass should be quite rare, but do not boil - be careful!
If you overheat the gel, it will become dull gray from the transparent. Next, tie the wick to the rod and lower it into the glass. Take a long wick in advance,with a margin.
If you planned to decoratively decorate your candle with cute baubles, now is the time to do it. Put the items on the bottom of the glass. Best away from the walls and not very close to the wick, but it is provided that the diameter of the glass is wide enough!
When the gel is sufficiently melted, immediately, but not quickly pour it into a glass so that a large number of bubbles will not form.
Postarayt Do not move the wick. It is best to allow the gel to cool at room temperature - it will take no more than an hour.
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