Tools of the Trade: Part 2

Now that you’ve seen some of the more standard tools of the trade, I thought I’d share with you a few secret tools I use that have helped me be more precise in a couple of important areas.

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Okay, by now you are probably sick of me talking about wicks. LOL But as you know they are one of the key components to a quality candle experience. And this has to do with centering again…but now I’m sharing a secret tip! 🙂 So, you know I have to figure out a way to get the wick centered at the base inside that container. And since I don’t have freakishly small hands or long fingers, I had to come up with something else. I found that using the hollow part of a stick pen is the perfect tool to hold the pre-tabbed wick and place it in the container. No trying to cram my hands inside the container! It’s super fast and if something happens to the pen, I can easily find a replacement in a drawer somewhere at home! 🙂

toothpicksI have to give credit where credit is due on this one. I wish I had thought of it on my own!! So I was struggling to figure out how to take the high quality dye I use and make softer colors with them. You can only go so light even with just a single drop. So I called up my supplier, Rustic Escentuals/Aroma Haven, and Mel there advised me to use toothpicks. Basically, I dip the tip of the toothpick into dye and then swirl it in the hot wax. It works! It can be a little challenging to coordinate holding the bottle just right without spilling, but it’s an amazing trick that has expanded my color palette exponentially!

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