What items can you put in gel candles?

What items can you put in gel candles?

What can I use to fill in gel wax candles?

  • Fill the glass jar with sea shells.
  • You can also use glass beads or marbles.
  • Stones or pebbles.
  • Pearls or seashells.
  • Dried flowers covered with resins.
  • Wood cutouts.
  • Metal leaves and florals.
  • Glass petals and faux items.

How do you make clear gel candles?

Fill a medium sauce pan with gel wax and melt over medium heat. Using a thermometer to monitor the temperature, heat until gel reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit, but no hotter. If it exceeds this temperature, the gel will lose clarity and turn yellow. Maintain this temperature until gel is completely smooth and melted.

Can you put dried flowers in gel candles?

Dried flowers look beautiful suspended in gel wax, and to create a floral fragrance, consider including a few drops of rose candle scent in the wax while it’s in the melting pot. Just be sure to choose a candle scent that’s compatible with gel wax, which burns a bit differently than paraffin wax.

Can you use real flowers in gel candles?

Things You’ll Need The transparent gel found in gel candles is a great backdrop for embedded objects like pressed flowers. The process used to create a gel candle is different from the process used to create a paraffin wax candle. Unlike a wax candle, gel candles cannot be poured into molds.

How do you make gel candles smell stronger?

Add more oil for a stronger scent. Heat the container to around 150 or 160 degrees Fahrenheit (66 or 71 degrees Celsius) in an oven or microwave. This will prevent bubbles from forming in the gel.

Can you put glitter in a gel candle?

We would not recommend using any of our glitters inside a wax or gel candle. The base substance of our glitter is PET plastic, so if they come into contact with very high heat they could melt possibly causing unpleasant fumes to be omitted.

Can you use wooden wicks in gel candles?

They are suitable to be used in paraffin, soy, or gel wax. Wooden wicks are known for their unique ‘crackle’ or ‘sizzle’ sound when burning in finished candles.

What is the best wick for gel candles?

zinc cored wicks
Braided, cotton and paper cored wicks are generally not used in gel candles, whereas zinc cored wicks stand straight in hot gel during manufacture and burning. Wick length and placement are important details that can contribute to candle safety. Wicks should be trimmed to less than 1/4″ above the gel surface.

Can you put candy in candles?

While holding the candle wick in place with a clothespin, pour some of the peppermint wax into the mason jar. Now add a layer of crushed peppermint candies. Repeat the process to achieve the look you want. The wax should fill in around the crushed candies.

Can you put sand in a gel candle?

You can use different colors of sand, but the glitter sand actually adds to the sparkling effect when you add the gel wax in a later step. Be sure to add a few seashells and other sea decorations away from the wick towards the edges of the glass.

Can you use food coloring in gel candles?

Liquid food coloring won’t work, because it is water based and will not mix with the oils in the wax. However, you can use gel or paste food coloring. Powdered food coloring may also work.

Do gel candles explode?

No! If you have heard scare stories in the media about exploding gel candles then it was probably to do with the fragrance oil used. It is ESSENTIAL to use a NON-POLAR fragrance oil with a Flash Point of 170° or higher. The flashpoint of Penreco Versagel ™ medium density gel is 430° F.

At what temperature do you add fragrance oil to gel wax?

For this reason, we recommend always adding fragrance oil to your wax at 185°F, regardless of the flashpoint of the fragrance oil. This is the optimal temperature for the fragrance and the wax to bind together, which will provide the best fragrance throw in your finished candle.

Can you put mint leaves in candles?

Pour a small amount of crushed peppermint into the bottom of the jar. Melt the soy candle wax over a double boiler or in the microwave (follow package directions). We used a large Pyrex measuring cup for easy pouring. Once the wax is melted, stir in your peppermint oil (15-20 drops).

Can you put glitter in gel candles?

For decorative objects you can use anything which is non-flammable….. glitter, colored sand, artificial jewels or pearls,sea shells, pebbles, crystals, polished stones….just about anything that will add charm to your candle.