Bleeding Candles for Halloween

How to Make Bleeding Candles for Halloween

“Bleeding” Candles for Halloween This variation to hand-dipped candles creates the illusion that the candle is bleeding or dripping blood, a great product to market for Halloween. Begin by reading this article titled Tapers and Twists (click here) to learn how to hand dip candles. This formula is based on already having this knowledge. Supplies needed: Paraffin wax Flat braided …

How to Make a Tea Infusion Using Herbs

How to Make a Tea Infusion Using Herbs

Tea Infusions Teas are simply herbal infusions in water, using the leaves or flowers of a plant. The hot water will deplete some of the qualities of the plant that are not removed in the oil methods discussed. However, you can lessen this depletion by lowering the temperature. You can pour nearly boiling, distilled water over herbs and allow to …

How to Make an Herbal Oil Infusion

Oil Infusions Herbal infusions are an easy way to obtain some of the properties of a plant material for use in products. They can be used in soaps, but there is debate about whether or not the properties of the infused oils remain intact during the saponification process. Oil infusions are recommended for use in massage and bath oils, lotions, …

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part Two

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part Two

Part two of the hand-dipped tutorial.  Hand Dipped Twists Twists are simply sculpted tapered candles. Follow the instructions listed previously to make a hand-dipped taper candle. Allow the candle to only cool partially. While the candle is still soft and plaible, place the taper between two pieces of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, flatten the taper to approximately ¼” …

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial (Part 1)

Tapers and Twists: A Hand-Dipping Tutorial Part 1

Hand-Dipped Tapers Supplies needed: Wax – Beeswax or paraffin Wicks Double boiler Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Newspaper Deep metal container Deep cardboard box Dyes, scents, and additives To make four 8 inch tapers, you will need approximately 11-12 oz of wax. You’ll want to lay newspaper where you will be working for easy clean-up. Begin by boiling water in the …