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How to make candles


How to make candles

Candle Making is fun and makes a great gift.

Decide what kind of wax you want to use to make your candle. There are several different kinds of wax to choose from. One pound of paraffin wax by weight will equal approximately 20 oz of liquid melted wax. One pound of soy wax will equal approximately 18 oz of liquid when melted. One pound of beeswax by weight will equal approximately 16 oz of liquid when melted.

Put together a double boiler similar to one you might use while cooking food. You cannot put candle wax directly on heat. It must be melted slowly or it may catch fire or evaporate. Fill a large pot or pan halfway with water. Place a smaller pot or pan in the larger one. This smaller pot is the one you will melt the wax in. Keep in mind that wax can be difficult to clean--you may want to purchase a cheap, heat-safe pot that you designate specifically for making candles.

Cut or shred you wax into chunks or shavings. Smaller chunks of wax melt better than larger chunks. By using smaller pieces, you will also ensure that the wax melts at an even rate.

Place the wax chunks or shavings in the smaller pot or pan. Turn the heat to high so that the water boils. The boiling water will slowly melt the wax.

Use a thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature of the wax. You can purchase candy or candle thermometers at a cooking or craft store. If you do not have a candy thermometer, you can also use a meat thermometer. Just remember that wax can be hard to remove.

  • Paraffin wax should be melted until it reaches between 122 and 140°F (50 and 60°C).
  • Soy wax should be melted until it reaches between 170 and 180 degrees (76.6 and 82.2°C).
  • Beeswax should be melted until it reaches roughly 145 degrees (62.7°C). You can go a little bit higher but try not to exceed 175 degrees (79.4°C).
  • Old candles should be melted at around 185 degrees (85°C). Remove the old wicks with tongs.

Add scent to your melted wax. The scent you choose is up to you. Scents such as essential oils can be purchased at your local craft store. It is best to read the bottle’s directions rather than base the amount you put in on how strongly it smells after the scent has already been added. Stir well.

Place a wick in the center of the candle mold. The wick should be in the center of the candle mold with about two inches sticking out of the candle. You can adhere the wick to the bottom of your tin using double-stick adhesive. To keep the wick in place, loop the end that will be out of the wax around the center of a pen or pencil. Rest the pen across the top of the mold you will be pouring your wax into. Make sure the wick hangs down straight into the center of the mold.

  • You can also use a long clip if you have one. Clip the wick so that it is in the center of the mold. The clip has to be large enough to rest across the entire mold.
  1. Prepare your molds. You can use tins, mason jars, old teacups, really any sort of container that you know can withstand heat. Metal tins are generally the safest way to go but as long as you know your container can stand up to heat, you can really use whatever you like. Place them on a flat surface in your protected workspace (such as on a cookie sheet or a cutting board.)
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    Pour the melted wax into the mold. Pour slowly so that it does not spill over. Make sure not to knock the wick out of the mold accidentally. You are the judge of how full you want your molds to be. Beeswax will shrink a little once it has cooled so keep that in mind when pouring it into your molds.

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    Cool the wax. It is best to cool them for a full 24 hours if possible. The longer you let them cool, the better they will be.


Tantric Journey Work

Mal Weeraratne is the Founder of Tantric Journey and has worked in the field of Human Sexuality since 1994. He is a skilled and qualified holistic practitioner and over the past twenty years he has learnt the following massage modalities and other therapies from all over the world, being trained in:

Holistic Body Therapy; Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Massage, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Tantric Healing Massage, Pelvic-Heart Integration, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sacred Spot Massage and Yoni Healing, Kahuna, Emotional and Physical Release Massage, Spiritual Hot Rock Massage, Journey Therapy, Aspects of Counselling, Yoga Stretches, Breath work, Toning (with sounds), Chin Nei Tsang Massage (Abdominal massage), Karasi Nei Tsang (genital therapeutic massage)

His scope and level of training is truly admirable, but it is his dedication, patience and the deep level of understanding that Mal has that truly makes him and his work special.  Mal has spent years researching female sexual dysfunction and has a deep understanding of female ejaculation. His work has gained him international acclaim and he has treated thousands of women from across the globe.

When speaking about Tantric Journey he says, “it may challenge everything you ever believed in both culturally and religiously in the modern Western life”.  It is certainly a therapy unlike any other that is available in the UK at the moment it combines the ancient science of Tantra with deep breathing, sound therapy, body movement and talking therapy.

This treatment gives the client ultimate control of the pace and focus of the healing.  Tantric Journey teaches the body and mind to self-heal, self-develop and to master the skills of achieving a full body, extended Multi Orgasmic Response (MORE), instead of a localised genital release, putting the woman in charge of her own sexuality.

The deep bodywork that Mal carries out in a Tantric Journey healing session will help to dissolve negative thoughts, feelings, issues and blocks and will create sufficient energies that will spread throughout your body to heal every cell.


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Blackberry: How to Setup BES.

  1. First check Email settings
  2. See if there is an existing email account with
  3. the same email address that you are trying to set up on BES.
  4. This account will have to be removed as it will be the BIS email account
  5. Once removed – Load the Blackberry World app – If this is not installed. Please search for it in the browser and install it from the blackberry website app store.
  6. Once installed  please run it and login with your blackberry ID
  7. Search the blackberry world store for “Enterprise Activation”
  8. Download and install the app, then Run the App
  9. This will now prompt you to enter your enterprise email address : please enter your email address
  10. Now contact Your BES Admin and we will Provide you with an activation password to put in; in-place of your normal emailpassword.
  11. Enter the password we have given you for activation ( this is a single use code)
  12. The Blackberry will then start syncing with the BES server, it is best for your blackberry to be connected to WIFI during this process.

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Give your home a new look this winter

Some clients relish the thought of taking on a project managing role themselves, but for those who would prefer to step back from managing a site can look to us for help. This loft conversions London service is now more popular and more cost effective than you may think.

You may save a little bit of money by organising all your individual Trades for your new project. However it can sometimes work out being more costly to you when the Plumber you have organised does not turn up and you have to take time off work to find a new one.

South London Refurbishments can organise all the trades for your new project and take responsibility so you can get to work on time and we make sure that everyone is clear on what the final vision is. Through our years of experience and wealth of contacts we can project manage many types of job.


Get your vacuum loader health checked for FREE!

Searching for a company that repairs industrial equipment, I came across IBS Blowers - Industrial Blower Services based in the UK serving the industry with Industrial Vacuum Services and Industrial Vacuum Loader ; impressively they have recently expanded and opened offices in America; for information about their global expansion view IBS Blowers UK and IBS Blowers USA.

Amazingly not many companies these days offer anything for free however, IBS offer a FREE HEALTH CHECK for Industrial Vacuum Loader they offer which is exactly the service our company requires from time to time. I completed the quick and easy form and within no time at all, assistance for the Free Health Check was on offer.


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Appartements à louer à Londres

ROYAL ALBERT HALL - les meilleurs talents

Une vieille plaisanterie va comme suit :

Un homme arrête un autre de la rue, et lui demande: « Salut , pouvez -vous me dire comment se rendre à Royal Albert Hall s'il vous plaît? " L'homme le regarde de haut en bas et répond " pratique , compagnon, pratique " !

La salle , comme il est populairement connu , a été construit pour réaliser la vision de Prince Albert ( l'époux de la reine Victoria ) et inaugurée par Sa Majesté en 1871. Avec l'intention audacieuse d'être un hall central utilisé pour promouvoir la compréhension et l'appréciation des arts et des sciences , la salle a été utilisé en continu depuis son ouverture.

Situé à la lisière sud de South Kensington dans la ville de Westminster , à Londres, la salle est particulièrement célèbre pour la tenue des Proms concerts annuels d'été depuis 1941. En moyenne, la capacité de la salle peut compter jusqu'à plus de 5200 places, en fonction de l'événement. Chaque année , il accueille plus de 350 événements , un certain nombre d'autant plus étonnant par la variété diverse - allant de concerts de musique classique , le rock et la pop , le ballet et l'opéra , le sport, remises de prix , etc.

Comme l'histoire se passe , le premier concert à effectuer au Hall était la cantate de Arthur Sullivan, à terre et mer . D'autres performances notables incluent le 25e anniversaire de Andrew Lloyd Webber Le Fantôme de l'Opéra en 2011, la première royale du film de James Bond 24 , Skyfall en 2012, et en Novembre 2012 , la performance du 100e anniversaire de la Royal Performance des variétés qui a été suivie par la reine et le prince Philip . La salle accueille également des artistes réguliers, tels que Eric Clapton - qui hébergent ses concerts presque chaque année depuis 20 ans , Shirley Bassey , qui a chanté joyeux anniversaire pour le duc de concert 80e anniversaire d'Édimbourg en 2001 , revenant de nombreuses fois jusqu'en 2011 , quand elle a chanté les diamants sont éternels et Goldfinger accompagnés par l'Orchestre Philharmonique royal.3.jpg

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Have fun in the countryside this autumn

We decided to escape to the countryside for the mid-term break, away from our busy lives in the city, away from the rush and pressure of life. We loaded up the bikes and the kids packed their favourite toys and off we headed. We weren’t sure where we were going to end up all we knew is that we needed a homely place that served meals, safe, comfortable and affordable.

We also didn't want to have to travel too far from home so we headed for Sussex. As we were winding through the country lanes we decided to look on the internet for places to stay and came acrossan amazing bed and breakfast Surrey. It looked like the perfect place to stay so we called up and the hosts had a room available which we booked.

It was fantastic; we had the most amazing break, beautiful walks and cycle tracks at Bed and Breakfast West Sussex. The food was scrumptious and we have decided that this will definitely be our new secret getaway.


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Everything from a toddlers first birthday to a 100th birthday (yes, we have actually done one!). we can provide anything you want to make your party a really special occasion : marquee hire, traditional marquees,  entertainers, fireworks, magicians, fun fair rides.