Articles Library

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3 Tips for Candle makers
Every candle maker develops their own way of doing things, but here are 3 tips you might not have thought about.... Tip 1. Making the perfect wick centering tool for your tins. We all use loads of tins for testing and since many of these won't... more...
How To Make A Luxury Reed Diffuser
Reed diffusers are a wonderful alternative to candles for fragrancing the home. If you have young children, live in a place where naked flames are prohibited, or simply want a system that will keep scenting a room around the clock - then reed... more...
How to use the Your Tea Light Holder Candle Mould
Your dummy candle mould comes complete with template for the placing of the silicone dummy tea lights, and an acetate sheet which goes over the template. Unlike standard polycarbonate moulds, they are completely open at both ends. Once the candle... more...
How To Make a Votive Candle
How to make a votive candle You will need: . Metal votive mould1 auto wick pin . Suitable pre-tabbed and waxed wick (LX10/LX12 for paraffin pillar wax) . Wax - Either Paraffin Pillar, Paraffin pure, Paraffin blended, or a Soy pillar wax (Kerasoy... more...
SAFETY DATA SHEETS AND IFRA CERT
Saftey Data Sheets are available for all the fragrances we sell. Where fragrances can be used in other products such as soap, we also have the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) certificate so you can evaluate the allowable fragrance... more...
Starting Out - Basic Equipment
New to candle making and wondering what equipment you'll need? Some of the equipment you need will be household items, some more specialist which you may want to treat yourself to at a later date. SCALES: For measuring wax and additives normal... more...
How To Use Marbling Dyes
Marbling dyes are an easy, fun way to add interest to plain candles and turn them into works of art! The marbling dye itself is made up of a pigment (colour) and a solvent. The pigment is suspended in the solvent, and once applied to the... more...
Using Your Plastic Egg mould
Your plastic egg comes in three pieces - two pieces form the egg shape, the third, flat disc is the base which the mould fits into. The base keeps the mould uright as the wax hardens, with the tight fit ensuring that melted wax doesn't escape... more...
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...