Cleaning Up

Needless to say, like any cooking or cooking utensils, it is essential that your candle making equipment is thoroughly cleaned after every use, that dyes, materials and excess wax are all removed to prevent contamination next time they are used.
If using stearin or and a rubber mould, which we do not recommend, ensure that the mould is thoughly cleaned in fairy liquid or similar to remove surface traces of the stearin, which will otherwise attack the rubber moulds.
Excess wax can be kept in a lidded container and then used to make garden candles, where the burning quality or time is not so critical and any perfume content can be overcome by a heavy dose of citronella oil.