Have you ever wanted to make your own book-scented candle but have been too intimidated or just not motivated to do so? What is a book scented candle?
It is a candle that when lit, smells like a book. How you make the candle, is up to you. We will be making a book atmosphere using real pages from a real book and some other things. In the end, you have a candle that smells like a book and that also looks like a book.
It’s actually quite easy to do if you follow a few simple steps. When it comes to scented candles, scented books are an attractive alternative to the classic wax scent.
Making a book-scented candle has never been easier. All you need is a plain candle, a jar or tin, and something to add scent to it.
First, you need to determine how much scent you want to put in your candle. There are lots of options, from cheap to expensive, but really you just need to get a book.
To capture this, all you need is a book of your choice that is scented with your favorite scent. The book will hold the majority of the scent.
The best part is, most of them have a blank page you can add your scent to. Most people go with a small book, but if you are just starting out you could start with a bigger one.
The key to a successful book scented candle is to get the balance right. Too much oil in the wax or too little, and your candle will be dry and brittle.
Too much fragrance and the candles will smell like a heavy perfume rather than a book. Once you have the balance right, the rest is easy.
Candle Making Process
Candle making is a fascinating process. It’s a very tactile experience, and it triggers all the senses. You can smell the wax, feel the paper, see the flame, hear the crackling. It’s a magical experience.
The making of a candle is not unlike the making of fine wine. A fine wine, especially one that is made from high-quality ingredients, should not be rushed.
The same can be said for a candle. Using a small batch method, one candle at a time, you will get one of the finest candles you will ever make.
It is easy to make candles all you need is a mixture of wax and a wick. We can buy a variety of wicks online, the most common being cotton, linen, and paper.
The wick needs to be soaked in a jar of alcohol to keep the wax from sticking to it. After that, the wax can be poured into a small container and the mixture placed at the bottom of a candle mold.
Not only do you need to make sure that you are getting the right wax for your candle and that you are using the right technique, but you also need to find the right supplies.
Candle-making is like art in itself. We are making something special every time we make a candle. We are making a candle that will remind people of you.
You can also make a candle that will remind a friend of you. You can also make a candle that you will want to keep for the rest of your life.
Coloring the Candles
How cool is it to be able to color, scent, and pour our candles our way? This is a great gift for all candle lovers.
You may have heard the old saying that to make a candle you have to light it from within. This is true—but it is only half true. When it comes to our candles they are made from the outside in. I start with the wax, then I color, scent, and pour.
The all-natural process of coloring candles is a fun and easy way to make a unique gift for any occasion.
Choose one of our different waxes that have been specifically formulated for coloring (ex. our clear wax, clumping wax, or jumbo wax).
Then begin by pouring the colored wax into your mold and setting it aside.
After you have poured your wax (transparency is important so the design will show through afterward), quickly pour the melted wax back into your mold (it will be encapsulated in the wax and then hardened).
Then quickly set the candle aside to cool and solidify. When the wax cools, carefully remove it from your mold and enjoy!
Scenting the Candles
Natural scents are a lot of fun and they can be very uplifting, but you may be wondering how to make your own and whether it’s even worth it.
A candle is a great and economical way to create a relaxing environment, help to stimulate the brain with scent, and evoke feelings of peace, serenity, and security or delight, warmth, and happiness.
Scenting candles are becoming more popular, and they are easy to make. The process is simple. You take a clear plastic cylinder, and a standard candle, and you pour the candle wax into the bottom of the cylinder.
Then you wrap the candle around the cylinder, melting the wax around the candle. The candle will then have a waxy coating on it. This coating is called the scent.
You then let the candle cool, and when it is ready, you slice off the top of the wax cylinder, and remove the candle. You have a candle scented with your favorite scent.
Although many people enjoy the beautiful smell of burning wax, what many don’t realize is that making candles themselves is something many people can do with little to no experience.
The only thing to consider when making candles is that they should be made using the right type of wax, as well as the correct ratios of the correct types of oils.
Pouring the Candles
What’s the best way to go about pouring the candles? It might seem simple but there is a science to it. As you can see the lead time is very important to get the candles into the right shape.
When you get the candles in the right shape, you need to think about how to get them so the candles could be poured with ease. Some of this is down to experience with candles but sometimes you need to do a little research online to make sure you’re doing it correctly.
In the pouring process of the candle, by which we mean the process of creating a candle by pouring a liquid through a wick that has been set into a hollow container, the product is a solid candle.
In this process, the person who is making the candle will need to set the wick first, and then pour the liquid so that it steadily drips through the wick, and thus creates the candle.
This process is almost always done in the melting pot, as it is at a lower temperature than that of the melting pot.
The Scents That Just Keep on Giving
When we think of candle making, we usually think of sweet, delicious-smelling wax, which makes for a wonderful smelling home. But there’s another side to candle making, namely the incredibly enticing, eye-watering (and in some cases, nose-trying), scents that are released by the burning wick.
For those into the art of candle-making, there is an entire collection of scents to choose from, and each one is unique, some more so than the others.
If you’ve ever tried to find the perfect home scent for yourself or someone else, you know that it isn’t an easy task. The smell of a room can change with the seasons, or depending on the season of the year.
If you have a little one running around, their smell can ruin any scent you’re trying to create. Or, you have the opposite problem:
What scent should you choose, so you don’t startle your guests or children? Here’s a tip: Create your own scented candle and then, when you are creating your own home fragrance, add your favorite mix of cologne or perfume to it.
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )