Here's a short video that offers some simple tips to put the finishing touches on your candles.
The final step in the candle making process is to trim the wicks, clean up your jar, and apply a caution label.
First, slide the wicks out of the notches in the wick bar and slide it off.
You can see here that the wicks are far too long and need to be trimmed.
Take a pair of scissors and trim your wicks to an appropriate length.
We recommend one fourth of an inch for paraffin and one eighth of an inch for soy.
Then it's time to clean up any wax that drips down your jar.
The easiest way to clean this up is by using a heat gun to melt the wax and then wipe it away with a paper towel.
Next, peel a caution label off the roll and apply it to the bottom of the jar.
These labels provide guidelines on how to properly and safely burn your candle and are a must-have for anyone who plans to sell their candles.
The last step would be to apply a label to your jar and finish off with a lid, if desired.
That's it! Your candle is complete!
Now, all you need to do is let it cure for about 24 to 48 hours and it's ready to burn