Today in Big Bear’s Workshop: Wax Day

Mondays are beeswax working days in the workshop.  Today’s objectives are to finish “tubing” a batch of lip balm and to finally get the “shotglass” and “firecracker” candles out of R&D.

My new batch of wicking finally showed up so that I can get the candles their last test(s).  I already have people wanting to place orders so wax days are going to bee busier in the near future.

One of the myriad of things to figure out when wicking beeswax candles is not only based on the quality of the wax and the diameter of the candle but also if the candle is a taper or a container candle.

Personally, I tend to prime wicks for taper and votive candles that stand in or on holders that allow for melted wax to flow away from the flame.  For candles that are in containers which tend to keep the melted wax contained around the flame in a pool, I tend to use unprimed wicks.

 

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