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6 mistakes candle making beginners kit should avoid

1. Putting the wrong amount of fragrance oil. How much fragrance oil should you use? ... 

2. Using the same wick size for every scent. ... 

3. Burning the candle before curing completes. ... 

4. Using the wrong materials. ... 

5. Starting with way too many supplies. ... 

6. Burn testing.

Candles sometimes have an uneven, rough surface or small air bubbles which lead to small holes, cracking, or jump lines. The most common cause of these imperfections is a result of candle makers stirring the wax too vigorously or water somehow getting into the wax.

Salt serves the same purpose as putting a candle in the freezer—it slows down the rate at which wax melts, giving you a longer, more economical burn. When you use salt in addition to freezing, you're doing everything possible to get the most out of your candles.