Candle making

Candles are no longer simple sources of light. Candles are hot! They provide colour, they provide aroma, they provide atmosphere. A beautiful candle forms an unmistakable element in a modern interior and is always appreciated as a gift. Because of this, a traditionally produced candle is a very saleable product. Handmade from superior ingredients, old-fashioned or with trendy colouring, always unique … a traditionally made candle will offer your customers so much more than an average factory-made candle!

The production of candles is an attractive craft. We supply all ingredients, equipment, implements and other essentials for small- or large scale production. In addition, by making a small investment, you will have great opportunities for producing beautiful, creative candles at your disposal. The two most significant candle making methods are dipping and moulding. However, you can also roll, cut, punch or stack candles. There is also a world of possibilities when it comes to decorating and packaging.

Dipping candles:

An eight candle dipper is strung with wick. Stringing can be done by hand, but the process is much easier and the result much more even when the Gildewerk Stringer is used.

Allow the bottom to make contact with the wax and then slowly lower the Dipper. The Diplift is a handy aid for this process.

Hang the Dipper on the Standy floor stand and continue with the next one.

Melt off the lump of paraffin at the bottom of the Dipper using the Finish.

With a simple dip in coloured wax, the candle receives a lovely, uniform colour.

Moulding candles:

Draw the needle with the wick through the rubber stopper and through the cast.

Tie the wick to the needle. Place the needle inside the grooves in the top of the cast. At the bottom, tighten the wick. Move the stopper against the opening.

Fill the cast with mould mix or a mixture of mould wax and stearin (mix ratio of 1000g mould wax with 150g stearin). Tap the side of the cast to make air bubbles in the hot wax rise to the surface.

De kaars is gestold, maar nog niet hard. U ziet een ‘gietdal’. Prik enkele diepe gaten rond de pit. Laat helemaal afkoelen. Vul het gietdal met was.

The candle has hardened. Give the cast a few sharp blows. Pull on the needle to pull free the candle.