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Candle swirls: my Achilles heel!

I tried to make swirls many many times... of course without succeeding!
I don't know whether this time I can be satisfied with the result, but at least I prepared some nice candles that a french friend described as 'des morceaux de ciel' (literally 'bits of sky').

How to do this?
Once I've seen a video (or maybe it was a blog/webpage) in which someone was using the following technique but with many colours all at the same time.

1) Melt and pour plain (no colours, some fragrance if you fancy it) soy wax in your containers

2) when the wax is firm, make some holes with the help of a wooden skewer or anything pointy. Holes should be as close as possible to the container's walls, and should be running along 3/4 of the candle.

3) drop some candle-specific liquid colour in the holes 

4) heat the container's wall with a heat gun or a hair dryer. This will partially melt the wax allowing the colour to blend in.

5) Pour another thin layer to cover the holes and wait...


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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
3)  At this point, you can add some color HERE, you have a post on candle dyes.

Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…