- Determine the amount of wax you need by filling the mold with water, then pouring the water into the pot that will be used to melt the wax. Mark the water line in the pot with a crayon, pour out the water, and dry the pot.
- Turn the heat down if the wax temperature approaches 210 degrees F.
- Be sure that small children and pets are kept out of the candlemaking area.
- Wax is flammable at high temperatures and should never be left unattended. Paraffin wax will catch fire at 375 degrees F. Flash points for other types of wax vary.
- Use a fire extinguisher or baking soda rather than water if you have a wax fire.
- Don't pour wax down your sink - it will cool there and plug up the pipe.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
How To Melt Wax
You'll need the following ingredients and items
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