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Candle Making - Where to start

Candle Making - Where to start

Posted on May 01, 2019

The best place to start if you want to make soy candles is with a candle making kit . We’ve done a lot of the work for you already and given you the basics to start you off to get your confidence up. JARS If you want to start out on your own then start with a jar. Once you have chosen a size and shape of jar, we tell you some information about that jar including what wick size to start with.  This recommendation gives you a starting place to t...

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Candle Fragrance manufacturer in focus

Candle Fragrance manufacturer in focus

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

A candle isn’t much of a candle if it doesn’t smell!  The first thing anyone does when they pick up a candle is smell it!  A candle fragrance is a very important part of your product so you should never compromise on quality. Today’s article is a little focus on one of our long term candle fragrance manufacturing partners. Established over 250 years ago in France,  this family owned business has become one of the major leaders in the fragrance...

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How To Make Chocolate Bath Bombs

How To Make Chocolate Bath Bombs

Posted on Apr 03, 2017

 Bath bombs are so easy to make and the variations are endless. In time for Easter we have made some delectable chocolate bath bombs with sweet almond oil. They smell amazing and contain beneficial salts for a relaxing and wonderful smelling bath time.

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The Importance Of Choosing The Right Wick

The Importance Of Choosing The Right Wick

Posted on Apr 03, 2017

Your wick is the simplest and probably the most purest part of your whole candle system. It is the engine of your candle; it is the part that drives the burn and determines how your candle will burn and for how long. For this reason the wick is probably one of the most important parts of your candle that you need to get right. Unfortunately most candles are wrongly wicked due to miseducation and lack of test burning. A wrongly wicked candle ca...

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Everything You Need To Know About Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil

Everything You Need To Know About Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil

Posted on Mar 16, 2017

As we continue our review of some of our most popular essential oils, I wanted to take some time to talk about another of my personal favourites, Chinese Star Anise (also known as Illicium Verum). Chinese Star Anise is a highly fragrant oil with a wide range of uses and benefits and is used extensively in cooking, soaps, mouthwashes and skincare. At this point I should note that not all essential oils are food grade, so before you add this to ...

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What makes a candle throw?

What makes a candle throw?

Posted on Feb 22, 2017

This is always an interesting question and there are many “theories” floating around the industry on this topic. At first glance, everyone looks at the wick for the answer, because that is the most apparent source for the heating and the melting of the wax; to me it starts way before that. A candle is a system and, like most systems, is made of many parts. In this case wax, wick, dye, fragrance, container and/or shape. To me, hot throw is prim...

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FAQ: Why doesn't my candle smell strong?

FAQ: Why doesn't my candle smell strong?

Posted on Nov 02, 2016

The scent of your candle is what is going to sell it first and foremost! Do not be fooled into thinking however, that the ‘smellier’ your candle, the better it is. Not everyone likes a ‘stinky’ cloying smell. When choosing fragrances, especially if you intend on selling your candles, make sure you offer a wide range of choices to your customers including some more subtle pleasant scents as well as the strong throwing more overpowering ones. Th...

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Everything you need to know about Lemon Essential Oil!

Everything you need to know about Lemon Essential Oil!

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

I love Lemon essential oil, it’s one of my favourites. Lemon oil is very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes from skin care to detoxing the body to cleaning. Lemon is a great astringent with beneficial antiseptic properties. To help reduce skin oil and acne mix lemon oil with baking soda or raw honey to make a great natural homemade face wash. Lemon is also a calmative for both the mind and the body. Taking lemon water first th...

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What is the difference between fragrances and essential oils?

What is the difference between fragrances and essential oils?

Posted on Oct 10, 2016

Essential oils are plant based and entirely derived of natural plant matter. Unless mixed with other carriers they are 100% natural. Fragrances are synthetic and in most cases are blended with essential oils. They are not 100% natural and are man made. Both can be used in candles but like some fragrances, some essential oils will affect how your candle sets and burns so testing is essential. All ACS fragrances are sourced from the USA. WHY? Th...

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