Before you buy candle wax, you should figure out how much candle wax you’re going to need to make candles!
Once you’ve picked out your candle containers, you’re faced with the puzzle of knowing how much candle wax you’ll need to make each homemade candle.
This step can be confusing, so confusing; in fact, some will stop at this step without a good way to solve the puzzle. Pushing their candle making dreams aside.
Let us lift the cloud of confusion and solve the puzzle for you with a quick candle wax calculator.
With so many options to choose from for candle containers, a candle wax calculator makes even the most tricky candles easy!
It doesn’t matter what candle vessel or mold you choose. Our candle wax calculator can tell you exactly how much candle wax you’ll need to make all the candles you’ve been dreaming of. Allowing you to figure out how to make candles in any container in a matter of seconds. How’s that for quick?
Before using a candle wax calculator to measure wax for candle making, you’ll need just one important piece of information – the size of your candle container. Meaning how much volume your candle container can hold.
The quickest way to measure how much wax is needed for a candle is to flip the container over and check for a label or imprint of the ounces it holds. You’ll often find this on jars and mugs. If you can’t find a label or imprint, then simply fill the container with water. Then pour the water into a glass measuring cup to get the total ounces.
From there, deduct for fill line as needed or a quarter to half an ounce to leave room for a candle melt pool. Our candle calculator will divide that number by 20 to get the actual weight of wax the container will hold, not volume, because candle wax is less dense than water. Therefore, it takes more wax to equal the same amount of weight in water. This equates to the fact that by volume, wax weighs 20% less than water.
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