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Supply Lists for Various Projects

These lists were compiled from suggestions made by list members on what they felt were
good supplies for starting into candlemaking and soapmaking.

digital scale that will weigh to 1/10th (.1) ounce
candy thermometer
paper towels and/or old rags

Candlemaking Supply List

Gel for Gel Candles
Glass or wax embeds for gel candles
Wax additives (vybar, stearic, universal additive)
Fragrance Oil
Color dye
Warning Labels
Containers (jars)
Metal molds for pillars, votives
Wick Pins
Labels or Hang Tags with string
Wick stretchers (tongue depresser with hole drilled in it/craft sticks/ and paper clips or clothes pins work well)
Gutter snips/heavy scissors/toenail clippers to clip wick
Crock Pot, Presto Pot, or Double Boiler for melting wax or gel.
Pour Pot
Ladle (large for dipping out into pour pot)
Ladle (small gravy-type for removing too much poured wax)
Heat gun
Fire Extinguisher
De-Solv it
Heavy plastic spoons for stirring
Apron or old shirt
Old pan for water to keep pour pot warm
Metal skewer to stir in FO and color in pour pot
Digital timer (for those that like to be precise)


Soapmaking Supply List

Hot Process
Gallon Pitcher for mixing lye water
Metal Spoon for stirring lye water
Gloves, Goggles & Mask
Stick Blender (optional $10 walmart)
Paper or plastic throw away cup for measuring lye
Glass measuring cup
Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Cocoa Butter
Jojoba Oil
Emu oil
Hemp Oil
Castor Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Check grocery store for the following:
Sunflower Oil
Canola Oil
Soybean Oil
Peanut Oil
Safflower Oil
Olive Oil

Melt & Pour Supply List


Wooden or plastic soap molds
Fragrance Oils
Essential Oils
Melt and Pour Base
Eyedroppers and/or small paint brushes for detail work
Spritzer bottle
Rubbing Alcohol
Soap cutter for slicing loaf soaps
Additional oils for softening qualities.
Glass or plastic cups for pouring
Double boiler for melting