While making a candle keep some things in mind as it can be dangerous if you are a little careless in handling it. Keep in mind the following things when making a candle or do the following in case something bad happens.
P.S. some of them i knew already and others i googled!
Always keep a bucket full of cold water near you. In case you drop the hot wax on your skin, immediately put that effected area into the water until the candle wax has cooled completely.
Be careful while handling the hot wax as it is extremely hot. In case it drops, accidently, immediately put cold water on you or the place so that it cools down and is no more in molten form.
Keep children and pets away from the workplace area.
In case the wax catches fire do not try putting it off with water. either use the fire extinguisher or cover the wax immediately.
Do NOT use any other material other than STEEL in which you melt the wax or cool it down.
DO not try breaking the wax with hand, or banging it against some hard surface, if you need a small piece of wax. Just heat your knife and then try cutting it. It will melt down and get cut easily.
If your wax gets spilled over your stove or any surface, do not try washing it and removing it as it gets harder when touches water. Heat a knife and remove the wax with it.
If you need to clean your plates/pots used in candle making, do not wash them. Heat the plates/pots and wipe them with a cloth.
Do not mix the wax colours directly, Mix them in oil first and then in the wax.
In case of gel wax, cut or break the gel wax into small pieces and then melt it or you will see bubbles in ur candles. It wont be smooth.
Wax may catch fire at high temperature so keep it at medium low temperature.
If you have some wax leftover after making a candle, cover it with wax paper and let it cool, you can use it later too.
Oil your moulds and plates well before you put the wax in them so that its easy to remove the candles later.
Do not pour wax down the drain as it gets hard immediately as it cools down and it will definitely clog your drain.
Spreading an aluminium foil over your work area can be a good idea. You can always take off the dropped wax from it and reuse it.
If you have long hair tie it back because hair can catch fire quite easily from the wax. It will also avoid your hair dropping in the wax. Hair in candles wont look nice ofcourse.
AND the LAST and THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE...keep your cockroaches away from your gel wax candles as I find a lot of burnt cockroaches lying dead in my gel wax candles.