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.
How do you melt gel candles?
While you oven is warming, cut or chunk off the desired amount of Gel Wax. When the oven is heated place the Gel Wax into the glass container and carefully set it in the oven. Let the Gel Wax melt in your oven for approximately one hour.
Are gel candles better?
Gel candles have a rich glow and burn more than twice as long as wax candles. But gel candles, similar to paraffin candles, are made from petroleum-based wax or synthetic hydrocarbons which release hazardous pollutants when burned. Fragrances must be specially formulated for gel candles and completely oil soluble.
What does not candle gel compatible mean?
Fragrances that are indicated as gel compatible are compatible with Penreco Versagel. It is important to realize that many of our fragrances may contain just a slight amount of a polar ingredient which would cause them to be listed as not gel safe when, in reality, the fragrance may mix into gel.
How long do gel candles burn?
Burning your gel candle Burning your candle for more than 3-4 hours will reduce your overall burn time. Extended burning for more than 6 hours may cause the inner glass to shift or release from the bottom.
How much fragrance do you put in a 4 oz candle?
Multiply 340 * . 08 = 27 grams. So if you add 27 grams of fragrance to your 340 grams of wax, youll get three, 4 oz candles with an 8% fragrance load. Using this formula you can figure out that if you use 1oz of fragrance oil per 1 pound of wax, thats only a 6.2% fragrance load.
How do you prevent bubbles in gel candles?
Place the gel wax candle inside the oven once its completely heated. Your base should be glass or metal, which can go in the oven and that will also prevent bubbles while making the candle.