RECOMMENDED SHOPPING LIST

Here are a few handy lists of items that is essential for candle and diffuser making.  Most of the items are available from SA candle Supply, we have indicated with a * if we don’t stock a certain item!

SOY CANDLES

Candle Containers

Cotton or Wood Wicks

Soy Wax

Fragrances

Candle Dye

Digital Thermometer

Mixing and pouring jugs, plastic or *glass (we recommend at least 3)

Melting Pot *(Alternatively create a Bain Marie)

Placeholder sticks (A few extra to mix with)

Pipettes (To add smaller amounts of fragrances)

Pre-Printed warning labels

Testing sheets

*Newspaper to cover the work surface

Note: Soy wax cleans up easily with hot water and dishwashing soap. Do not use indoor drains to dispose of the water.

Melt / Burn Pool:  When the candle has been burning for a minimum of 2 hours, the wax should be melted to the edges of the container.

PARAFFIN CANDLES

Candle Containers

Local or Eco Range wicks

Paraffin Wax

Fragrances

Digital Thermometer

Mixing and pouring jugs, plastic or *glass (we recommend at least 3)

Melting Pot (Alternatively create a Bain Marie)

Placeholder sticks (A few extra to mix with)

Pipettes (To add smaller amounts of fragrances)

Pre-Printed warning labels

Testing sheets

*Newspaper to cover the work surface

Note: To clean out the melting pot, warm up the remainder wax slightly, wipe out the excess / remaining wax with a cloth. Do not use indoor drains to dispose of the water.

BEES WAX CANDLES

Candle Containers

Local or Eco Range wicks

Paraffin Wax

Fragrances

Digital Thermometer

Mixing and pouring jugs, plastic or *glass (we recommend at least 3)

Melting Pot (Alternatively create a Bain Marie)

Placeholder sticks (A few extra to mix with)

Pipettes (To add smaller amounts of fragrances)

Pre-Printed warning labels

Testing sheets

*Newspaper to cover the work surface

Note: Bees wax is hardy and not easy to clean up.

To clean out the melting pot, warm up the remainder wax slightly, wipe out the excess / remaining wax with a cloth Do not use indoor drains to dispose of the water.

Pre-tabbed: Each cotton wick is pre-tabbed with a metal sustainer.

Sustainer: The small metal disk that is used to apply the wick to the jar. Wooden wicks are not pre-tabbed.

REED DIFFUSERS

Diffuser Glassware

Reed Sticks

Diffuser Base oil

Fragrances

Mixing and pouring jugs, plastic

Pipettes (To add smaller amounts of fragrances)

Testing sheets

*Newspaper to cover the work surface

Note: Diffuser base oil and fragrances can stain certain surfaces and damage carpets, ensure you work on a covered and stable surface.

Fragrance Load: the recommended % to add to your candles for sufficient throw.  For candle making, we recommend adding 6% – 9% of fragrance oil.  1 Litre of melted wax – 1000ml at 6% = 60ml fragrance. We recommend that no higher load than 9% be used when making candles, and that testing within these guidelines is essential to a successful candle.