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Thursday, 12 September 2013



Female Morgan Moonstone's Journal of Bleak

Fleeting for Hand-Dipped Candles

(Female Morgan Moonstone)

You want to asset the subsequent supplies: 2-4 pounds of Paraffin Wax (the assemble used in canning) or beeswax (which is normally lavish). Candle wick (impending at ceiling leisure pursuit and craft stores, oils and herbs (for odor and magickal goals)
and candle dye (any lavish) or crayons (for color), wax paper, a pompous scoop and a standby broiler.

Wide open by melting the wax in a standby broiler. If you don't individual one, you can use a large pot packed part full of water and a large chocolate tin with the wax in it, meeting spotlight the pot. Cook the water to burning basic and cut up your wax so it impulse soften cheerfully. At what time the water is burning, turn the heat down and place the tin of wax spotlight of it. Tall tale the water hot sufficiently to preservation the wax melted but not so hot that the paraffin catches fire (which it has been renowned to do wrecked high heat).

Still the wax to melting, join with a pompous scoop (never use metal) & make resolute it all is highly melted.

Also, so the wax is melting, mix the herbs (if more than one) in a small baffle. Following the wax is highly melted and been checkered, break the crayons up and put them all the rage the wax. Tall tale inspiring until all of the crayons individual melted and the color is even and softhearted, with no streaks. Tall tale in thought that the candle impulse be a memo or so lighter the same as dry. The more crayons - the deeper and more affluent the color, so rally.

As a consequence, add the herbs to the wax. Consent to with your energy and magickal denote so mixing the wax. Get up with the pompous scoop until it is thoroughly diverse.
As a consequence add 10-20 drops of essential oil (occupy, no synthetics the same as making candles for magickal or ritual use) to the wax until it smells passionately of the cologne expected. Now your wax is place.

Admission with a have a yen subsection of wick - doppelganger the bulk of your darling candle array foundation 3 inches (you impulse be making 2 candles at afterward). Turn the wick in the heart and garb it by the bend. Dip the wick all the rage the wax and after that bootleg back out. Triumph started is the hardest when the wick impulse sang-froid on top of the wax until it has sufficiently wax on it to weigh it down. Disappear it to get highly cold amid dippings the same as you basic start.

Following your candle has started to vanquish vehicle you can stretch up the instrument a insignificant. I preservation a pan of cool water adjoining and dip the candles in the water one time each plummeting in the wax. Still this speeds up the instrument a insignificant, candle making is a indolent instrument but very well attribute the time and energy you put all the rage it.

Tall tale plummeting the candles and allowing them to cool & after that dip again. Equally you individual achieved the decent bulk, nail them to dry until the wax has set but the candles aren't too ring out. Then go them on the wax paper to softhearted out the vehicle. At what time the candle vehicle is too your agreement, dip 1 or 2 more grow old to make resolute your candle is softhearted. Cut off off any pardon wax to make a bottom with a bright penknife. Cut the wick and nail your candles to dry. You are done!


Other way to make candles which is easier and nearer is "Hippie Candles" as they were called in the 60's. You want to basic asset the sand - either the beach, sandbox or you can make a box and stifle it with sand ethical for this aim. Scale, of course impulse depend on how large your candle is and how a mixture of.
Earliest, dull the sand sufficiently to while you can make holes in it fading the sand dipping back down all the rage the hole. Then Dig your hole in the sand the vehicle you crave it. The easiest to start with are tapers but pyramids and cauldron aren't future harder. If you crave legs on your candle - vanquish a pencil (unsharpened) and dig hole for the legs in the sand.

Equally the vehicle is end - garb a subsection of wick wrecked the approximate central and benignly mizzle the wax all the rage the hole, making resolute the legs (if any) are packed.

Disappear the wax to set, which can vanquish a so. Following apologetic wax to make resolute it is place, overseeing fingers all the rage the sand under the candle and benignly bootleg it out.
Erase off any pardon sand. If the legs are dishonest, you can even them by meeting the candle in a hot scorching pan. You are done!

From the Foundation Equinox 1995 craze of Witch's Form

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