Step 15: Votive Candles

Votive candles, otherwise known as Prayer candles are the ones burnt mostly as votive offering in religious ceremonies. Votives are molded separately and burned in a container. Molds specially made for the votives or even a paper tea cup can be used for molding these candles. A typical votive will burn very long and will consume most of the wax that was used to make it. Votives are not free standing candles, therefore they are burned in containers intended for them. The wax and the method used for votives are same as for container candles, the only difference is that votives are molded separately and then placed in a container.
<p>hi antoniraj i am from amritsar i want to know abt wax shiner and plastic granules for hardening can u tell me where i can get these things</p>
you can get all accessories for candle making from here. You select items and order online...<br><br>http://candlemould.com/index.php?id_category=21&amp;controller=category<br><br>
Hi sir please send me address of color powder for candles in Madurai
<p>You can find color powder and other supplies from Sri. Balaji Agencies located at Chittraikkaara Street, Near Vilakku Thoon in Madurai</p>
<p>you are very clever and I love your work, thanks for showing us how it can be done :)</p>
thank you very much... I am very happy you like my instructable
<p>Thank you for a very thorough and detailed instructable, complete with step-by-step pictures and creative ideas too! I wish to make soy candles of the daily use variety for myself, since I do not find them for a reasonable price anywhere in India. Can you help me with my query - Can I go ahead with melting just the soy wax flakes available in the market, or do I need to mix any hardener/ stearic acid etc to stabilize it? Also, is it mandatory to use the shiner and polisher? I wish to make these as environment friendly as possible. Thanks in advance :)</p>
yes, you can melt the soy wax flakes to make candles. there is no need to add any additives. make a few test candles, if they are not burning properly then you can add additives as required
Sir i want oil soluble colour suppliers from mumbai or pune.<br>If Any contacts of suppliers please suggest me.
<p>please visit this site for your requirement... http://www.candlemould.com/Home/Products/ACC-CL</p>
Sir, How make mottled candle. With paraffin oil
Sir, How make mottled candle. With paraffin oil
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Sir please tell me how much essential oil and fragrance oil use in paraffin wax per kilo
you can use 10 to 15 drops per kilo of wax
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<p>What is the percentage of microcrystalline wax that is to be added for making pillar, floating , votives and designer candles?</p><p>I always get bubbles in my candles. What can be done?</p><p>Could you share some of the raw material suppliers.?</p><p>Your help will be much appreciated.</p><p>Thanks in advance</p>
​there is no need to use microcrystalline wax in normal candle making. Its melting point is higher than that of paraffin wax and mixing it will make the candles hard. Use mixture of fully refined and semi refined paraffin wax for candle making.<br><br>Pouring hot wax in cold molds create bubbles. So keep the molds little warm. Also do not pour above the rim of the wax molds. Keep it slightly lower than the rim. Poke relief holes when the castings are little warm and fill the void with melted wax to fill up the bubble areas.<br><br>I am not in candle making business. I buy my requirement of raw materials locally. I bought little quantities of microcrystalline and gel wax from ebay. Please look up a city nearby for buying raw materials
<p>Hello</p><p>How are you, </p><p>Im just wondering what is the best wax to pour into silicon moulds?</p><p>I have purchased a number of moulds but unsure what is the best wax to use for these moulds. if you could shed some light for me that would be great</p><p>thankyou Kind regards</p>
you can use any kind of wax (other than gel) in silicon molds. Silicon molds can withstand very high temperatures whereas the boiling temperature of wax is even less than boiling point of water. Make some experiments with different combinations of fully refined and semi refined waxes in a silicon mold. Take out the casting only after the wax is completely cooled.
Definitely a really good instructable :-) I just wanted to mention that some chemicals used as 'fragrances' are quite toxic, even more so if burned or heated. I'd personally stick to essential oils. The same goes for colorants &amp; wicks. Lead can be found in some wicks &amp; wicking materials. Just be careful to research your raw materials before heating anything up as you could be breathing in dangerous toxins. But I must say, I'm in love with all your instructables which involve flower designs. They're all very beautiful!
thank you very much.... this instructable will be incomplete without mentioning all those things involved in candle making. thank you once again for your valuable suggestions and appreciation of my instructables.
<p>What a wonderful instructable...and I don't even like candle making lol. Thanks for sharing this very well done mate. </p>
thank you millenialinmotion...
<p>Hello Mr. Antoniraj! I stumbled upon your website while I was browsing the Internet for terrace garden ideas. I am happy I did so! Your creations are very impressive. They are so helpful for a novice like me... I ended up reading through most of your website. Many thanks for sharing your expertise with all of us:-) </p>
thank you... I am happy that my instructables are helpful to you
Won't the wig get wet and fire extiguish for illuminated floating candles when place over the water to flat. I would like to know the details from where i can buy metal and silicone moulds and colours for candle
The floating candles, they will burn as long as the wicks self extinguish... Regarding candle making supplies, please go to these following links. You can find metal and silicone molds as well as other supplies like color and all<br><br>http://candlemakingmoulds.com/default.asp<br><br>http://www.candlemould.com/<br><br>you can order online and pay through net banking
Thank you Sir. Can you please provide me the details of shops from where i could buy colours for candle, silicon and metal molds.
This post is awsome. Thank you sir Antoniraj for so much sharing. <br>I have some questions.<br>For making coloured candle what type of colour can be added. Like can we use acrylic colours for gel candles??
thank you.. candle colors are different, they are oil based. you can not use acrylic colors in gel candles. Look at step 5, where I have explained about candle colors and pigments. If you need I can give you the address of sellers in India
<p>Do you sell your handcrafts?They look perfect as souvenirs(^_^)</p>
<p>no, I did these as a hobby. May be I can start a business in future if I get some marketing support.</p>
<p>nice hobby^_^ looking forward to your new creative handcrafts</p>
<p>thank you thank you soo much Very Very good </p><p>vahid from iran</p>
thank you... hope you will find this useful
Can you explain how to filter the beeswax?
You can melt the beeswax in a double boiler and then use a wire-mesh filter ( you can use a tea filter). I am also using the wire-mesh filter for filtering out melted wax from recycled candles
just AMAZING.... <br>thank you
you are welcome...
Hi; <br>Very good info &amp; pics <br>Thank u Sir!
you are welcome...
Sir, <br> <br>Can I have the company details of the silicone you used, so that I may contact them for the same. I live in Lucknow, U.P. - Dr. Amit Bhargava, 9415023226, dr.amit.bhargava@gmail.com

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