Gel candle

If you have long dreamed of making a gel candle yourself and being considered a jack of all trades, then after reading this article, you can easily master such a simple matter! So, what is necessary to have at hand necessarily, and without which you can easily do without?
You will need a candle gel, wick, scissors, a metal or plastic spoon, a ballpoint pen, an electric or gas oven.
Gel candle

Also, a shallow container is required to melt the gel and deep for water.
Gel candle

In addition, do not forget to choose a container, for example, a smooth-walled glass that will serve as a candle, as well as decorative elements to fill the gel.
Gel candle

Gel candle

Companies that produce candle gel, not so much. Today we will use the transparent gel of the German brand Artidee Crystal Kerzen-Gel (Candle gel). You can work with any other, most importantly, strictly follow the instructions. The first thing to do is to set the temperature regime on the electric stove - a maximum of 70 degrees. If you have a gas stove, make the light below average. Fill a large container with water and heat, not boiling (you will have to maintain this state of water until you completely melt the gel mass).
Gel candle

Take a shallow container, fill it with a small amount of gel - just 2 spoons - and make a water bath. I melted the gel right in the factory jar, as there was not much left.
Gel candle

Slowly and constantly stir the gel with a spoon, without shaking it (you will achieve a huge number of air bubbles with this!). The mass should be quite rare, but do not boil - be careful!
Gel candle

If you overheat the gel, from transparent it becomes dull gray. Next, tie the wick to the rod and lower it into the glass. Take a long wick in advance, with a margin.
Gel candle

If you were planning to decorate your candle with cute trinkets, then now is the time to do it. Put the items on the bottom of the glass. Best away from the walls and not very close to the wick, but it is provided that the diameter of the glass is wide enough!
Gel candle

When the gel is melted enough, immediately, but not quickly pour it into a glass, so as not to form a large number of bubbles.
Gel candle

Gel candle

Try not to move the wick. It is best to allow the gel to cool at room temperature - it will take no more than an hour.
Gel candle

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