Candle Making Articles



Candle Making isn't as hard to take up as some other absorbing hobbies and what's more to the point you really don't need much in the way of equipment to do it. In this section we attempt to teach the basic principles using examples and providing important background information you will need along the way. In a very short time you could be creating your own candles for pleasure and even selling them.

The amazing perfumes you can deliver from your own candles means people will love your work and you can try anything from simple delights such as Baby Powder and Vanilla to the more exotic and complex orientals such as Patchouli and Jasmin. You can get everything you need to get started and keep you going, right here on this site at great prices, with fast, very cost effective shipping and great after sales support.

Why not give Candle Making a try and you may find you have just found a very interesting past time which may allow you to make money from home if that is your thing. We're here to help you along the way.



Candle Making - Paraffin Wax If you are new to candle-making, then you may be a little overwhelmed by the number of different types of waxes available on the market. We hope this article will give you a better understanding of the different types of paraffin waxes used in candle making, and the type of candles they are best suited to......
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Candle Making - Gel Wax Gel wax has a higher melt point than paraffin waxes and is melted in a pot over direct heat, rather than using a double boiler. .....
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Candle Making - BeesWax Beeswax is a sweetly fragranced wax, that varies in both fragrance and colour, depending on the botanical the bees have been feeding on......
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Candle Making - Eco Friendly Waxes Vegetable waxes are often considered the 'green', eco friendly alternative to petroleum based waxes......
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Making A Container Candle A great way of saving a few pennies it to re-fill a shop-bought candle that came in a container. .....
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Candle Making Wax Additives There are some wonderful candle making additives now available to the hobbyist market, but what are they used for?.....
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Using Bronzing Powder For Candle Decoration Bronzing powder is a well-kept secret that takes candle presentation to a luxury level with very little effort!.....
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Calculate Additive Proportions For any given measure of wax, calculate the measure of additives needed to achieve a required percentage......
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Candle Types Candles come in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. Each type has it's own qualities and uses, but which one to choose? .....
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Candle Making Equipment Candle-making doesn't have to be an expensive hobby, with the minimum of equipment you can produce professional looking candles.....
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Making Tea Light Candles Tea light candles are easy to make and very versatile. If you'd like to have a go at making your own, then here's how to do it......
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Making Candles Using Rubber Moulds Traditionally, they are used for Plaster of Paris or stone-craft moulding, but they work equally as well with wax to make some very unusual novelty candles......
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Wick Centering Tools Centering wicks can be done by eye, but it's much easier with the handy little tools that are now available on the market......
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Different Wick Types The wick is the heart of any candle, is supplies the fuel to the flame and when doing this correctly, allows a bright, clear flame with little or no soot and a warming glow......
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Wax Selection What waxes are suitable for what?.....
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How Should A Well Made Candle Burn? For what is termed as a 'clean-burn' the combination of wick and wax is important......
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Candle Design Record Sheet Here is our Candle Design Record Sheet to help you capture the most important information about your candles......
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CANDLE MAKING SAFETY We offer the following list of Safety do's and don't (which is not exhaustive)......
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Candle Perfumery You could spend a lifetime in the study of fragrances and even then you wouldn't know all that is to be known. However, science has made giant strides over the past hundred years and chemists can now replicate any odour very precisely in the laboratory.....
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Using Ecosoya CB-135 Ecosoya CB-135 is made from pure 100% soy beans and carefully selected botanical oils. It has a soft creamy appearance, with a lovely smooth top. The wax is dermatologically tested, making it a perfect choice for massage candles. .....
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Using Ecosoya CB-Advanced Ecosoya CB-Advancedis made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils. It has a soft creamy appearance and is resistant to blooming (white spots) and wet spots. It does contract slightly on cooling, but leaves a smooth surface to the candle......
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ECOSOYA - No Longer Available! EcoSoya wax - where has it gone?.....
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Using Goldenwax 464 Goldenwax 464 is a soy container wax with good glass adhesion and a smooth, creamy surface. Lovely to work with, easy to wick and has a good fragrance throw......
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Using Naturewax C-3 Soy Wax Naturewax C-3 a 100% soy wax with a clean burn and good glass adhesion. It has a smooth creamy appearance, is typically a single pour wax and has very good hot and cold scent throw......
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