How to Make a Candle in Nigeria

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A procedural guide on how to make a Candle in Nigeria will be given in this article. We hope it guides you to make candles.

A candle is a block of wax or tallow with a central wick that is lit to produce light as it keeps burning.

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How to Make a Candle in Nigeria

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Items for Candle Production

  • One packet of candle making Soy Wax.
  • One packet of large candle wick.
  • One bottle of fragrance oil.
  • One Spatula.
  • One heatproof container.
  • One thermometer.
  • One double boiler.
  • One pair of a chopstick, pencil or available smooth wood.

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Note that there are creative variations for candle making and with each variation comes a slight difference in the procedure.

Example of such variation are; floral candle made of dried flower petals, treasure candle; made of inexpensive treasures and Colourful candle; made of different colours, to mention a few.

How to Make a Candle in Nigeria

Here are Steps on how to make a Candle in Nigeria:

Step 1: Measure the soy wax

N/B: before you begin production, ensure that you have a flat clean surface to work on. Newspapers, flat towels, can be used as a means of protection. Avoid keeping treasures around the production table.

To begin production, measure the amount of wax you need to fill your desired container, then double the measurement. (That’s a double portion of the desired amount).

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Step 2: Melt the wax

Pour your desired amount of wax into your double boiler and allow to melt for approximately 15 minutes. Ensure to stir frequently.

Step 3: Add Fragrance Oil

This step is optional but recommend if you desire a floral smell.

Pour the instructed quantity on fragrance as written on the wax pack into the already melted wax and stir for few seconds.

Step 4: Attach Wick

The wick should be attached to the bottom of the desired container before pouring in the wax. This can be done by dipping the wick in the melted wax and sticking on the bottom of the container for 5 minutes or gluing it to the container.

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Step 5: Pour in your Wax

Before you pour in the wax ensure it’s a bit cool. Preferably, ensure the thermometer reads 140 degrees. Slowly pour in your wax to the container. Hold the wick in place, but don’t pull it. Leave a small amount of wax in the container for topping later.

Step 6: Secure the Wick

You need to prevent your wick from swaying in the melting wax by sandwiching it in between two chopsticks. The chopstick should be placed on top of the container. Allow the wax to set at room temperature.

Step 7: Pour more wax

If you notice when your candle hardened that it has cracks or holes, simply reheat your remaining wax and add to get harden.

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Step 8: Cut the wick

The candle wick should be less than a half inch long.

That’s the basic steps to making candles at home. We hope you try it and have an amazing result.

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