Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore

What’s the difference between our scented soy and gel candles? In this article, we’ll explain our primary candle sorts and differences so that you don’t get headaches while selecting one of our Candle Making Workshops in Singapore!

-Scented Candles: These are traditional candles where fragrance is added to create a pleasant smell in your home. The wax used for these candles is generally high quality and good for people who want to enjoy light aromas without overwhelming their senses. They also burn longer than most other candle varieties because of the higher melting point of the wax. 

-Gel Candles: Gel candles use liquid paraffin which has been mixed with gel instead of oil or water. The melting point is a lot lower than scented candles, so they burn faster and release a bigger burst of fragrance. Due to the different burning properties of gel candles, they also tend to create larger flames which may pose a fire hazard if not placed well. 

-Soy Candles: These are eco-friendly candles that are usually made from 100% soy oil. The wax is biodegradable and thus produces less carbon emission when burned. Soy candles tend to be healthier as they don’t produce plumes of black smoke like scented or gel candles, which means that your lungs won’t suffer from inhaling such fumes. With such a wide variety of candle types, we’re sure that there is a candle for everyone and every occasion. Just pick your favorite and get started on our Singapore Candle Making Workshops!

What is a Soy Candle Making Workshop Singapore?

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Participants at our Candle Making Workshop

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Basic Soy Candle

Soy candles are made using soy wax, which burns cleaner and they’re extremely eco-friendly. Finally, keep in mind that soy candles are popular among our pastel-loving friends because the foundation is pastel white. The Candle Making Workshop in Singapore will be held at an airy and spacious studio with plenty of natural light and windows for ample ventilation. You’ll learn all about how to make your very own candle from scratch! At the end of the workshop, you will have produced two handcrafted soy candles! At the workshop, you will be taught how to make two soy candles from scratch! We’ll start with choosing your preferred color palette and scents that would add to your candle. Then, we’ll move on to the preparation, melting of soy wax over a double boiler, adding the dye & fragrance to your wax, pouring into the molds, then cooling. Once they’re done, you’ll be able to take them home with you! Taking care of your candles is easy too. You can use them for up to 50 hours upon lighting them, which is really efficient! Also, the color will not fade over time since soy wax is made out of natural ingredients.

It’s time to have fun, learn something new, and create your own soy candles! Soy candle making is a craft that can be done by everyone easily. You just need the right guidance to achieve the perfect results you want in the end.

That’s the main reason why most people are turning to soy candles these days. They are non-toxic, they do not pollute the environment, they burn cleaner and brighter. Not forgetting that you can also create them at home with just a few simple steps, which makes it really fun & easy!

Basic Vs Advanced Soy Candle Making Workshop Singapore

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Advanced Soy Candle

So you want to make candles, but don’t know where to start? Well, we’ve got a workshop for that! 😉 At Candle Making Workshops in Singapore, we offer two different types of workshops: Basic and Advanced. Basic classes are perfect if you’re just starting out and need some basic skills on how to get started with candle-making. These include learning about the equipment needed, what waxes work best for certain purposes (e.g. soy or beeswax), coloring your candles in any way you like, and adding scents too!

On the other hand, Advanced Classes will teach advanced techniques such as layering colors and scents while also teaching you more about safety when dealing with hot liquids and waxes. There is a wide variety of scents that can be added to your candle, from fresh fragrances such as lemon and lilac to creamy fragrances such as vanilla and caramel. There is, even more, you can do with gel candles! For example, you can mix glitter flakes in with the wax for a sparkling effect or add in dried flowers and herbs! (You can also add a scent into gel candles too, however it will emit a more subtle fragrance compared to its soy wax counterpart.

What is a Gel Candle Making Workshop Singapore

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Gel Candle Wine Glass

Gel candles are made using gel wax. Candles with gel wax will have a translucent appearance and are transparent in nature, allowing participants to embellish their candles even further by adding figurines or even dried flowers! If you love customizing your candles by adding cute figurines and flowers, have a go at making a Gel candle! 

Soy and Gel candles both have different benefits. What about EPIC Workshop’s scented candle-making workshop? Participants will be able to choose from a variety of scents and create their own unique scents. The majority of the scents are popular, like baby powder and lavender. Other unique ones include cheesecake scent! How cool is that?

Having fun whilst learning about gel candle making? What’s not to love about it! The activity will start with an introduction to different types of waxes. Participants who are interested in customizing their own candles will be taught how to scent and color the wax. You can choose from a variety of shapes for your candle, like hearts or flowers!

Workshops are a great way to have fun and forget stress. “Is this really a workshop?” you may ask. With the variety of choices and options available, participants will surely have a blast whilst making their candles!  A fun and exciting workshop is something that everyone should experience. It helps you to break your monotonous routines and gives you good vibes to forget about the worries of life. ! EPIC Workshop’s gel candle-making workshop is a great way to bond with your friends.

What is a Scented Candle?

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Scented Candle With Lid

Candle Making Workshop Singapore Candle Workshops at EPIC Workshops Singapore October 2021

Scented Candle Without Lid

Are you looking for the perfect way to learn more about candles and their different types? Candle Making Workshops in Singapore, will teach you the basics of both soy and gel candle making. You’ll also get to try your hand at creating your own scented candle! This incredible duo allows you to experience both pastel candles as well as clear bases for additional customization by adding beautiful flowers. You’ll get to try your hand at creating your own scented candle! This incredible duo allows you to experience both pastel candles as well as clear bases for additional customization by adding beautiful flowers.

Scented candles are simply candles that have been treated with a fragrance. There are two main types of scenting methods: cold process and hot process. The first involves dipping the wick of a candle in scented oil, while the second involves submerging it in the wax during the cooling process. Scented candles provide a way for you to enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic effects of aromatherapy. They also create an inviting atmosphere that invites friends and family over for gatherings and entertainment. And, perhaps most importantly, they just smell really good!

Scented candles add such a pleasant touch to almost any occasion, whether it’s social or personal. They make great gifts for close friends and family on special occasions like Christmas and birthdays, but they also work well as giveaways at trade shows and sales events! Candles come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and textures; some even have special effects!  You can even create a candle that looks just like a cupcake. The possibilities are truly endless! Before you purchase your scented candles, be sure to read the label carefully and make sure you select those made from soy rather than those produced from paraffin wax. Otherwise, they won’t burn as readily as those made with pure soybeans.

Candle-making tools and equipment needed

Candle-making tools and equipment needed: candle wicks, wax, thin metal rods for dipping candles into the hot liquid wax to create a thin coating of wax. You will also need containers to hold the melted wax as you work with it. A double-boiler or a crockpot may be used instead. Kitchen pots sold at department stores work fine as long as they do not have plastic handles. Candle Making Workshops in Singapore gives you all the basic details for making your own candle. Make sure your work area is well lit and set out where you can protect surfaces and prevent any hot wax from spilling onto them.  You will be working with melted wax, so wear an apron to protect your clothes. Make sure the hair is tied back away from the face, arms, and hands in order to avoid getting hair caught into the hot wax and to avoid getting wax onto any clothing or skin. Do not make candles on a humid day, as the humidity will make the finished candle surface look dull. If you do need to work on something humid, be sure that everything is clean; if your tools are dirty the wax will not stay on as well as it should.

Handling the wax; Wax comes in many colors and scents, so make sure you read labels carefully. You can also use a little coloring to tint white wax a slight color but stay away from bright colors as they don’t show up well on light-colored candles. White candle wicks look very attractive on white or ivory-colored candles, but very plain in dark colors. Melt paraffin wax in a double-boiler or crock pot until it reaches about 150°F (do not overheat). Do not let the water boil away from the bottom of the pan or pot!   Stand wick upright in a container with a metal rod pushing into the center of the wick.  Pour melted wax into the container around the wick until about 1/2 to 3/4 full (if you use containers with high sides, you will only need to fill it half full). Be careful not to pour too much wax in at one time or it may overflow when the bubbles come up through the wax.

Allow candles to cool for about 2 hours (or until they set up), then trim wick with scissors or knife to about 1/4 inch above the surface of the wax. Use caution, as melted wax is hot!  Cover any unused wax and store it in a clean, dry place. Clean-up: Allow containers to harden, then place in garbage. Do not try to clean them, as the wax will make a mess of any dishcloth or sponge. When you are ready to use the leftover wax, pour it back into its original container or another container with a tight-fitting lid. You can save leftover wicks by soaking them for 24 hours in a strong bleach solution. After soaking for 24 hours, remove and air dry them thoroughly.

You should never reuse commercial candle wax because it contains non-scented elements and dust and dirt particles that can harm a person’s respiratory system. If you wish to recycle leftover commercial candles by remelting the wax, make sure to do so outdoors with adequate ventilation. Melting commercial wax in a glass container is practically impossible, so don’t try to do it. You can recycle leftover wax and mold it into new candles when you use candle-making kits that come with ready-made molds.

Conclusion

If you are interested in starting to make your own candles, then this is the perfect place for you. You will need some basic supplies that can be found at any craft store or online retailer. Candle Making Workshops in Singapore is a fun activity and it’s also quite therapeutic! The best part about making them yourself is being able to choose colors, scents, shapes, etc., which makes each candle unique. We hope we have given enough information here so that anyone who wants to start candle-making now has what they need. If not, feel free to contact us with any questions or if you want help getting started! Our team of experts would love to hear from you soon 🙂

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