If the answer is yes, you are in the right place; our candle making expert is here to help. When you first begin making candles it can be frustrating as there are so many different things that go into making candles. From choosing your wax of choice, finding the right supplies and picking the right vessel that will not only properly match the wax you’ll be using but the vessel that matches your style.
Stress no longer, as we will go over the candle vessels to use when you first begin crafting your candle that will make your candle-making journey less stressful and more fun.
Here at General Wax & Candle Co. we carry nine different collections of candle jars all of which have their own unique style and range in color as well as size.
When you first go shopping for your candle making supplies it is easy to get lost in the lure of pretty jars and candle vessels but it’s important to purchase candle making jars that are safe to craft with. Meaning that they are stable, even in shape and diameter, and are fireproof.
Container candles are a great place to start when you first begin candle making as they not only vary in shape and size but they come in different styles and are easy to craft candles in.
Glass containers are a very popular start for candle makers as they give a sleek, yet elegant look. As well as once you’ve crafted your candle any of your imperfections will be visible which as a seasoned candle maker I prefer so the issue can be fixed swiftly.
It is important when using glass containers that you are especially cautious when choosing your glass container as some glass vessels are not safe. The glass container you should pick should be able to handle high heat, thick (to prevent any cracking) and smooth all around.
Avoid: Drinking glasses, Glass Vases and in vessels that are not specified for candle making.
Jelly jars also known as mason jars are very popular amongst candle makers and make for a great start when you first begin crafting candles. Jelly candle jar is made to withstand high-heat and is a thicker form of glass than regular clear glass, it also has great wax adhesion providing a smooth finish for your candle.
Other candle containers you may want to test out as you find your footing in candle making would be, metal containers, and ceramic candle containers. They often prove to have high heat resistance.
When you first begin crafting candles it is important to stay consistent and pay attention to how your candle burns, adheres to your candle container and the overall quality of the vessel you are crafting with. I recommend making 80 candles before you sell them or even give them out as gifts.
Remember to never leave your candles unattended, especially in the beginning stages of trying out new candle containers. Keep your candles in sight, away from anything flammable and don’t leave your candles burning for longer than 3 - 4 hours, Even a candle container designed to be heat resistant can still crack.