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New ways to inspire bath time for the children! They will be sure to come out squeaky clean in their attempts to rescue one of the toy figures encased in glycerin SOAP, each with a unique non irritating and gentle scent. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOYS AND ITEMS INSIDE THE CHILDRENS SOAP MAY PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD! NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
On the otherhand there is Beeswax. Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology.
Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever.
Now here are two pictures of the beeswax candles I made today.
The first picture is one of the candles shortly after it was poured. The second picture is the candle looking really good. The third one is one of the candles that formed a crack :( Two of the four I poured came out good, the other two cracked like the one you see in the picture. I havent been able to find out if I can light the cracked ones and see if the wax melts into the crevice, or if I can just melt them down and repour. However, at this point I realize that making candles, especially beeswax, is not for the faint of heart, nor the impatient. I still have to wait another day before I can light one of the good ones and see if it melts the way it should, and has the proper flame. Apparently there is alot more to this! You also have to have the right size wick for the wax and the size of the candle. Don't know if I got that right either, as in my excitement I ordered the ones I thought looked best online. I will let you know how it goes. I borrowed the receipe from "mommypotamus" who has lots of great ideas on her website! She recommends blending beeswax with another "cooler" oil. I used coconut oil as I had it on hand, love it, and mommypotamus used it too! She explained that this was a good "beginners" solution as it seems simple enough and beeswax burns super HOT so the cooler oil will make it less likely that you will crack your glass container.
It calls for 1.5 pounds of filtered beeswax
1 cup coconut oil
20 inches of cotton wick (I got that right by pure chance!)
I didn't use a wick clip, so I used my hot glue gun and put a dab on the bottom of my jar and stuck the wick to that, then wrapped the excess around a pencil suspended over the top of the jar.
I melted the beeswax in an old coffee pot that was sitting inside a larger pot of about 2-3 inches of water which I heated. Stir constantly while the wax melts. When the beeswax is fully melted, add the coconut oil and stir until everything is blended. Bring the mixture to about 160-165 degrees Farenheit.
Again, I did not have a thermometer which may be the reason I got the cracked candle wax? Allow to harden 24 hours, then trum the wick to about 1/4 inch. Allow to cure for another 24 hours before using. When lighting the candle, direct the flame at the base of the wick so that some of the wax melts and is drawn up into the wick - this helps it burn properly. Allow candle to burn long enough so the wax melts out to the side of the jar. this helps to prevent tunneling ( when the middle melts down with lots of wax left over around the edges).
This is the beeswax I used:
Of course I only had one pound left as I used the other block in my lotion bars and other fun stuff so I had to adjust my candle recipe which may also be a factor in the cracking. Another must-have is a good scale when dealing with exact measurements.
That's it! Easy- peasie? Not so much in my case , lol.
I don't know if I will try again only because the wax is pretty expensive if you can't get it to do what you want it to! In lieu of making your own, I would suggest this website where you can purchase perfect beeswax candles at a reasonable price and maybe get some extra grace/blessings at the same time:
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