Category Archives: Candle Making Tips

My Candle Making with Pinecones Results

So here are the results of my pinecone fire starter project after I posted the instructions. I think they came out quite well! I had some soy wax in my melting pot left over from another candle making project so I started with that for the prime. I also wanted to try my idea of […]

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The Holidays are Coming!

Are you ready???!?!? Here is a sale and a gift idea for you. If you’re not familiar with CreateforLess, take a look. They are a crafter’s paradise! Thanksgiving Weekend and Cyber Monday Sale They will also be offering a Thanksgiving Free Shipping Special. You will get free shipping on orders over $75 (regularly $100). Avoid […]

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Candle Making by Recycling

I just saw a great video that reminded me that a great source of candle wax is old candles. A friend of mine gave me a huge bag of broken tapers and pillar candles that I was able to melt down and re-use. As the person in the video says too, if you have a […]

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For Your Business Website

If you use WordPress for your business website like I do, you may be interested in a great new plugin I’ve discovered. It’s called CommentLuv and it helps increase the number of comments you attract and therefore your ranking. Currently there is a free version, which I’m now using here, but coming soon there will […]

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Fixing Candle Making Mistakes

If you read my post on Pillar Candle Making, you’ll remember that I had some issues with the top of the candle when I finished. I had poured the last layer too fast so there were bubbles and the final pour to fill in the well didn’t go quite right. Here’s how the top looked: […]

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Candle Making – Fire and Ice

In the ebook, The Secrets to Successful Candle Making, there are some instructions for making specialty candles. One of them she calls Fire and Ice and it’s very cool – literally!! What you do is fill the candle making mold of your choice with ice chunks before you pour in the wax. The instructions say […]

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What About Palm Wax?

Palm Wax for candle making is another natural wax similar to soy wax. The raw ingredient comes from palm trees primarily grown in Malaysia. Palm trees grow berries which are harvested and sent to palm oil mills for processing. Eventually the oil is turned into products ranging from edible products including cooking and frying oil […]

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The Benefits of Soy Wax

Soy wax is the favored choice of a lot of candle making experts for a number of reasons. 1. Soy wax is cleaner burning. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum processing while soy wax comes from soybeans. 2. It is biodegradable and a renewable resource. Using soy products also helps support American farmers. 3. Soy wax […]

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Candle Making with Soy Wax

My first soy candle came out very nicely too. I had fewer problems with doing a layered one this time, in part because of what I learned doing the first one and in part because the soy wax acted differently than the paraffin. This time I was more patient and really let a hard top […]

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More Candle Making Clean Up Ideas

On my last project, the layered pillar candle, I experimented with some other clean up ideas. The idea of putting the tools in a warm oven from my post, Tips From a Candle Making Beginner, worked really well. In the meantime, I’d burnt down one of my first candles, the little one in the votive […]

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