Whether you are making candles to start a home business or for your own at home enjoyment, there are some necessary pieces of equipment that are needed to get started. Having these pieces will make the candle making process a lot easier and and more efficient.
A wax melter is a large pot, usually made of stainless steel. They come in various sizes for melting wax. They make melting large quantities of wax very quick and efficient. Large batches of wax can be placed in the wax melter and used to create numerous candles of the same color or style at the same time.
A dipping tank is used to store candles between dipping them. It is a large container that is temperature controlled to keep the container at the right temperature between dipping the candles in the wax. These are used when making multi layered and colored candles. Having a dipping tank means a constant flow of candles can go in and out of a wax melter and into the dipping tank. This can be a huge advantage when needing to make large batches of candles.
An agitator is used when adding colors and scents to melted wax. The agitator keeps the melted wax mixing to make sure that it is evenly distributed throughout the entire batch. Mixing by hand does not always create even distribution of the color and scent added. An agitator ensures that there are no discrepancies in the candle batches. This is especially important when making large batches of candles that should all be the same color and have the same scent to them.
A wax dispenser is a hose that is attached to the wax melter. The hose is able to fill molds quickly, instead of having to add wax to each mold by hand. There is a nozzle that is adjustable and an on and off switch to dispensing the wax easier. There is a handle that is squeezed to fill the molds or jars with the wax.These are a huge time saver when making numerous candles at one time.
A storage tank is used to place wax that was not used into the tank. Candle wax can be used over and over again; there is no need to throw it out. A storage tank means that wax can be stored so that is can be used again and again. This is also the perfect way to store wax until it needs to be used again. The storage tank keeps the wax in optimum condition for later use. Storage tanks are available in numerous sizes, depending on what is needed and how much wax needs to be stored.