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DIY Gel Candles - A Guide To Make Gel Candles

Have you seen those gooey-looking gel candles in the market and got fascinated with the different designs and patterns but couldn't find the exact scent with the pattern to match your desire. In this comprehensive guide to creating unique gel candles at home, we will make various kinds of gel candles, whether they are scented, have flowers, or just regular gel candles. By the end of this DIY Gel Candles, you will be a pro in making gel candles.

DIY gel candles

When you see gel candles for the first time, you must have wondered what they are made of. Gel candles are made of polymer resin and mineral oil, with different types of density varying from low to high. High-density gel candles can hold much more scent than low-density gel candles. Chandlers prefer high-density gel candles to hold objects and decor in the gel of the candle.

Uses of Homemade Gel Candles

1. Home Decor with DIY Gel Candles

I have been to a friend's or a family's home and loved the decor they have decorated their house with, but it is expensive. These unique gel candles can enhance the look and feel of your home without burning a hole in your pocket. It will give a personalized yet creative touch to your haven.

2. Relaxation and Wellness with Unique Gel Candles

It feels fantastic setting a bubble bath, dimming the lights, and lighting a candle after a tiring day to get the feel of a spa while enjoying the aromatherapy as the gel candle burns. It lets all your worries melt away. Unique gel candles are the ideal answer, allowing you to create a relaxing paradise in your own home.

3. Personalized Gifting with DIY Gel Candles

Crafting DIY gel candles makes the perfect gift as they can be customized according to the preferences of the person you are gifting them to. It gives your gift an exotic look and feel, making the person feel valued and loved. It would make them a great addition to the spa basket.

how to make gel candles with flowers

How To Make Gel Candles at Home

Making gel candles can be tricky as you have to find different kinds of candle scents and dyes that are only suitable for gel wax. So, gather all the material beforehand and start making the candle of your dreams.

Ingredients of Gel Candles:

  • Gel wax
  • Non-polar gel candle scent
  • Gel candle dye
  • Lead-free wick
  • Wick base

Utensils Needed for Gel Candle Making:

  • Jar
  • Gloves
  • Metal spoon
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Candle thermometer
  • Double boiler/ large pan

Gel Candle Making Guide

Step 1: As always, safety comes first, so wear your gloves.

Step 2: Take a double boiler/ large pan and start melting the gel. Once the gel is melted turn off the double boiler/ large pan.

Step 3: Liquid dyes should be used while making gel candles. Add a few drops in and stir to mix the color evenly. Get the gel candle jar ready by placing the lead-free wick inside with the help of a wick base to keep it stable.

Step 4: Add in the choice of your scent. It is essential to opt non-polar gel candle scent having a flash point of 170 degrees Fahrenheit that won’t migrate out of the gel candles.

Step 5: Stir everything together. Pour the gel candle mix into a jar. Make sure to adjust the wick in the center.

Step 6: Let it cure for a few hours.

Your aesthetic color gel candle is ready to be used.

Make Gel Candles with Flowers

We learned how to make gel candles using the DIY recipe above. Now, let's learn how to make beautiful gel candles with flowers.

Ingredients of Flowers Gel Candles:

  • Gel wax
  • Non-polar gel candle scent
  • Flowers
  • Lead-free wick
  • Wick base

Utensils Needed for Flowers Gel Candles:

  • Jar
  • Gloves
  • Metal spoon
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Candle thermometer
  • Double boiler/ large pan
gel candles

How To Make Gel Candles With Flowers

Step 1: Wear gloves for protection. Take a double boiler/ large pan and start melting the gel.

Step 2: Once the gel is melted turn off the double boiler/ large pan. Liquid dyes should be used while making gel candles. Add a few drops in and stir to mix the color evenly.

Step 3: Get the gel candle jar ready by placing the lead-free wick inside with the help of a wick base to keep it stable. Add in the choice of your scent. Stir everything together.

Step 4: Take the gel and let it sit for a while before pouring it into the jar. Pour half of the gel mix into the jar. Place flowers as you desire to make it look pretty.

Step 5: Slowly pour the rest of the gel candle mix into a jar. Make sure to adjust the wick in the center.

Step 6: Let it cure for a few hours. Your flower gel candle is ready to be used.

Conclusion

Beauty with some caution. Unique Gel candles offer aesthetic appeal to the decor. Its vibrant colors and long-burning time make it an attractive choice. It provides cleaner burning as gel candles emit fewer particles than paraffin wax, reducing indoor air pollution. However, they are heat-sensitive, and artificial fragrances require some consideration. They are an excellent choice if you prioritize long burning time and aesthetics and are mindful of fragrance sources.

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