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Important Safety Tips

1) Never leave children alone with melting or melted wax. Because it does not boil or steam, they may not realize how hot it is.

2) Never leave hot wax alone.

3) Never heat wax over 275 F, wax flashes from liquid to flame at 375 F.

4) Never let wax come in contact with flames.

5) If you develop a wax fire, treat it as you would a grease fire. Do not throw water on it. Use a fire extinguisher (type ABC) or if it is contained in a pan, cover with a lid, extinguish any heat source and leave the lid in place until the area has cooled.

6) Use a temperature gauge and always know what the temperature is at all times.

7) Always use the water bath method of melting wax, never place your wax container directly on the heat source.

8) Also, use a wire rack to keep the wax container from resting on the bottom of the water pan.

9) Keep a close watch on the water level, it will evaporate quickly and must be replenished frequently. When done this way and properly supervised, you will eliminate any flash potential.

10) Don't pour wax down the drain, it will block them.

Miscellaneous Stuff

A coffee tin placed in a pan of water can be used in place of double boiler

Clean and save empty milk cartons, all sizes for molds (the paper, cardboard kind NOT the plastic ones)

Clean and save cans and glass jars, of all sizes for molds, for containers

Use small dainty size glass jars for scented candles, decorate and give as gifts

Use a good wick, you want the best, longest lasting burn you can get

Color is available in stick, powder, liquid at the craft store or use crayons - crayons don't make as nice a candle but they are fun and easy and do work well.

Experiment with different sizes, pours, scents

Miscellaneous Stuff

A coffee tin placed in a pan of water can be used in place of double boiler

Clean and save empty milk cartons, all sizes for molds (the paper, cardboard kind NOT the plastic ones)

Clean and save cans and glass jars, of all sizes for molds, for containers

Use small dainty size glass jars for scented candles, decorate and give as gifts

Use a good wick, you want the best, longest lasting burn you can get

Color is available in stick, powder, liquid at the craft store or use crayons - crayons don't make as nice a candle but they are fun and easy and do work well.

Experiment with different sizes, pours, scents

If you love doing it "Simply", then take a trip to the local craft store and purchase yourself a book and really get into it!!!

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