Beeswax or fruity colours?

You enjoy dimly lit evenings with the flames of a thousand candles twinkling on your table, but have you ever experienced the pleasure of making YOUR own candles?

Classic shapes or original creations, solid-coloured or in multiple coloured layers, natural or fragranced... With the Gédéo range and your own hands, you can create your own "sparkling evening".

Beeswax or fruited colours, which one will compliment your dinner tonight?

Products
Senteurs pour bougies

Candle fragrances: 3 refined scents: woody, floral and vanilla to perfume candles. The fragrance is mixed into the melted wax before pouring into the mould. Concentrated fragrances: a few drops are sufficient.

Candle Wax Gedeo

Candle Wax 500g is a mixture of paraffin and stearin, this candle wax is ready to use in the form of a very fine powder, it melts quickly without lumps. 1 volume of powder = 1/2 volume of melted wax.

Cotton wicks

Cotton wicks suitable for candles from 65 to 85 mm diameter. Waxed reinforced cotton wick, fitted on base, suitable for candles from 65 to 85 mm diameter. Regular flame, without smoke or smell.

candle colorants

Colorants rich in pigments: just a few flakes are sufficient to obtain a deep colour. Blends in easily with Gédéo melted wax. Colours can be mixed together.

candle moulds

3 durable moulds for multiple casts. Easy demoulding.

Beeswax 100% natural

100% natural and easy to use, this wax in soft and highly malleable sheets, is perfect to invent a thousand and one candles. 5 sheets 26x40cm.

“Iceberg Candles” set

“Iceberg Candles” set:  Candle wax, 6 assorted colours of round pastels, standard wick, 1 rectangular mould, Candle colorant, candle perfume, 1 guide.

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Gédéo candles

Properties

Candle Wax

Mixture of paraffin and stearin, this candle wax  is ready for use. In the form of very fine powder, it melts quickly without clumping. 1 volume of powder = 1 / 2 volume of melted wax.

Candle Wicks

Cotton wicks are suitable for candles from 65 to 8mm in diameter.

Reinforced Wicks

Reinforced waxed cotton wicks, are fitted on  the base, and suitable for candles 65 to 85mm in diameter. Has a steady flame without any smell or smoke.

Candles dyes

Dyes concentrated in pigments: only a few shavings are needed to obtain a saturated colour. They are easily mixed with the Gédéo melted wax.  All colours can be mixed together.

Candle fragrances

 3 refined scents: woody, floral and vanilla to perfume candles. The fragrance is mixed into the melted wax before pouring into the mould. Concentrated fragrances: a few drops are sufficient.

Candle Mould

3 durable molds for multiple casts. Easy removal of molded items.

Beeswax

100% natural and easy to use, this wax is available in soft and very  flexible sheets, is perfect to mold multiple forms of candles. It is most often rolled around a wick to create circular candles of varying width and height.

"Create your own candles" case

6 assorted round wax crayons, candle wicks, a rectangular moud, candles dyes, candle perfume, an instructional guide.

Applications

Melt wax powder in a jam jar - or in a double boiler.  Grate a little dye, into the melted wax by scraping it with a knife until the desired colour is obtained. You can mix several shades, if desired. The colour tends to lighten as it dries, so make the colour slightly darker then desired.  The more wax that is saturated  the more dense the colour will be.  Make a mold  out of cardboard, in of the shape of your choice. Use a knife to split both ends of the mold in half. Place the wick into the center slots, leaving an overhang on both sides (3cm). Keep the wick straight and stretch it and secure it on the top.  Strengthen the mold by wrapping packing tape around it.  Then, pour melted wax into the mold.  Wait until the wax sets and is completely dry. Once dry, open the mold to remove the candle. Trim any wax that has dripped over the sides. To remove any excess wax residue,  cut off the edges with scissors.

 

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Professional tips:

  • You can make candles using different types of glass containers. To unmold, break the glass in a thick towel by tapping a sharp blow on the bottom or side. Remove the broken glass carefully.
  • To make layered coloured candles, pour the first colour and allow the surface to dry, it should not stick to the finger, before pouring the next colour. Do not wait for it to dry completely between each colour, as the wax will shrink during drying and the wax may separate.
  • The colour tends to lighten upon drying, do not hesitate to darken the colours slightly. 
  • To darken the colours, add more wax powder.