Sunday, July 31, 2016

Burn Test | My First Candle

The weight of the container and wax is 115 grams. The diameter of the metal cup is 2 and half inches, so it should be burned test for 2 and 30 minutes. I actually thought I did but upon making this post I realized that the the burn test was short of 30 minutes

Candle bubbles

Other than the one big protruding bubbles near the wick, the surface is also full of other tiny bubbles that still have an air on them.  For some reason, I find that one big bubble gross to look at.

Air trapped inside the wax
I finally pressed the bubble.

 Before test burning this though and for curiosity sake, I finally decided to press it. It emit a crunching/tiny popping sound. The bubbles somehow solidified.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Candle Making: The Start

This will show you some of the pictures I've got after trying to make my own candles. There is a separate note where I’ve written my observations, mistakes, solutions, ideas, and conclusions from this experiment but I find it too long to include here. I may not be able to tell you a concise information about making candles in just one go but if you will subscribe in my blog you will learn the clues along the way.

Candle making is science - it’s not easy like what you think, there too much information to learn and lots of testing required. I’ll gonna tell you now “candle making can be intimidating and is very expensive”.

I hope that these pictures are already self-explanatory especially to those who are on their way into candle making.

Side of paraffin slab

This is the side of a paraffin slab. It has an uneven and crumbly texture. It's quite opaque yet translucent in some areas. This could be just the characteristic of pure paraffin slab. You will also see the presence of tiny glittery-like specs around the surface of this side of paraffin.

Candle wick from Divisoria

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