Beach candle making is fun, relaxing, and lots of fun. What could be better for a romantic evening, a honeymoon, or just a day out at the beach? The first step to creating a fabulous beach candle is to choose your supplies and learn how to burn gel candles safely and efficiently. Then you can create all kinds of different candle creations including a Beach Theme candle or even a simple candle in a pot (called a floating candle).
There are some basics you need to know if you want to have any success in your new candle-making hobby. First of all, always remember to pick the right kind of gel. There are several different kinds of gel, but the best type for burning on the beach is called “green.” This type of gel is made from soybean oil and has a natural consistency. This means that it spreads easily when it heats up and that it burns cleanly giving you white gel candles that look beautiful and last for hours!
Next, you will need a hot flame and wick, which can be made of wood, paper, plastic, or metal – anything that gets close enough to the burning flame. Stainless steel or aluminum bowl will work very well. A wooden dowel or other long narrow object works well also. Always remember to protect your hands with thick gloves so that the wick doesn’t accidentally touch your skin. Also, use the right fuel for your wax: a petroleum jelly wax, which melts at a moderate temperature and stays cool.
When it comes to pouring the wax into the bowl, make sure you scoop up a lot at once. It may seem like a lot of wasted wax at first but the more you pour at once the less likely you are to mix up the melted wax in your hands and get it all everywhere. Also, don’t be stingy with the scents. At a beach party, a few drops of vanilla or floral is good, but many people like to add a little bit of coconut, lime, sandalwood, or Rosemary to the mix – just make sure they go with your other scents, or else you will have a smoky, smelly candle.
Now, light the beach candle and watch it go twinkling into the night sky. It’s fun to watch the colors dance across the flame and to see how much the scent has moved along the wax. The best way to do this is to add the scent to the top of the beach candle first. Then add the other scents in stages back to the bottom. Don’t add too many at once, though. This can create an overwhelming scent that overwhelms everything else.
If you want to use the beach candle for camping, you might want to consider keeping a small bottle with you as well. That way you can bring the candle along as you pack up your tent and car if you plan to camp for a long time. It’s also a great idea to keep your own portable candle around too, in case you get separated from your family for a few days. Just fold the tall size candle in half and you’ll have a small, lightweight candle to keep you company. It’s definitely easier to get lost on a beach vacation without a little bit of company than it is to try to lug a heavy candle around with you!
When you are done using your beach candle, you can just leave it in a bowl of sand or on a towel beside you at the beach. You won’t smell it during the day, of course, but you can take a quick snorkel dive right after you get home and really enjoy the scent of the candle, all the while getting those tan eyebrows you’ve always wanted. The best thing to do with your beach candle is to let it dry on its own for a few hours and then store it in a sealed box. This will ensure that it stays fresh forever. If you do want to go in the water, make sure to reapply the essential oils or your scented candles will lose their fragrance.
Beach Candle makes great gifts for any occasion. They are inexpensive and easy to make for the beginner crafter or artist. They are colorful and easy to see when lying on a sandy beach. Even if you’re not a beach lover, you will probably get a kick out of decorating a candle in such a natural-looking way.