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Candle Making - Part 2 - Selecting The Right Wax
Waxes fall into three main categories: Mineral, vegetable and beeswax. Mineral waxes: are derived from the petrochemical industry. Straight paraffin wax will shrink during cooling, but it take up dyes beautifully, allowing you to tap into... more...
Candle Making - Part 1 - Selecting The Candle Type And Form
Candles come in many shapes and sizes, but for the small producer, they fall into two distinct categories: Moulded and Container Moulded candles These are free-standing candles that are poured into a mould and then removed from the mould... more...
How To Use PE22 Polymer Hardener
PE22 - Polymer Hardener PE22 is a polymer hardener that can be added to wax to give it a higher melting point and a tough finish. It's an ideal additive for making hurricane candle shells, or as a over-dip when using surface decorations. It... more...
Calculating How Much Wax You Need - Quickly
Calculating how much wax you'll need for a mould doesn't have to be a headache. A quick tip that will put you in the right ball-park is to weigh the water a mould holds. It's not exact because wax has a different specific gravity, but it's... more...
Cafe Creme Candle
There is nothing more alluring and inviting than the smell of fresh coffee percolating through the home. This Cafe Crème candle not only fills the air with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, but also looks the part. A wonderful gift... more...
Using Candle Dyes
Paraffin Based Dyes Paraffin-based dyes are concentrated dyes infused into a wax 'carrier'. They are usually in chip, pellet or block form making them clean and easy to use. The pellets allow for accurate measuring, the chips are just as easy... more...
CANDLE MAKING SAFETY
We know our customers are not fools so we're sure they employ much commonsense in their candle making. Nevertheless, for our peace of mind, we offer the following list of do's and don't (which is not exhaustive). NEVER leave melting wax unattended... more...
Making A Hurricane Candle Shell
Hurricane Candles Hurricane candles are hard shells, made from wax, which house a smaller tea light candle inside. The tea light candle shines through the shell creating a wonderful atmosphere with it's muted light. The hard shell protects... more...
Balloon Hurricane Candle Shell
This is a fun project to get your teeth into. They take only a few minutes to make but can give an awful lot of pleasure. It's strange - but true! You can create beautiful hurricane candle shells using water-filled balloons. A really cost-effective... more...
Heart Tea Light Candles
Making 6 Heart-Shaped Tea Lights A wonderful way to create an intimate, romantic atmosphere, with very little effort - but stunning results! Equipment you will need: Double boiler Stirring Stick Pouring Jug Heat Source Weighing scales... more...