Elk Posted August 18, 2014 Share Posted August 18, 2014 Hi! I have a few of general questions regarding making candles.The first is how do you guys measure an accurate amount of wax for each cadle to melt? Say I am going to make two 14 ounce candles. Do you melt 28 ounces of wax? Or do you melt like 24 leaving around 2 ounces for the fragrance?Also, how do you reserve your wax for the second pour? Just leave it in the pouring pitcher then reheat it? Along with that question, does reheating the wax change it? Will the color or throw change? I read that you can pour extra wax you have into disposable cups, that was you can just tear them away and remelt the wax. If you were going to do that and save it for the next time you make that same type of wax, would it change over time since it would cure? Should you not add it to a fresh batch? Last question this round! How do you guys clean your equipment, such as the inside of the pouring pitcher? Just with soap and water? Are you not scared of the wax getting into the drain and clogging it up? Do you wipe it out with a paper towel first before cleaning it? Even if so, there would be some wax residue that could get stuck in the drain, right? Sorry for having so many questions. I am the type of person who likes to do a lot of research before delving into a new hobby. Thanks for your help guys!Elk 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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