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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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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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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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FAQ: Why does my soy candle have a white coating aka frosting?

FAQ: Why does my soy candle have a white coating aka frosting?

Posted on Oct 01, 2016

Frosting We use this term to describe the white coating that appears on your soy candles. What causes it? Frosting is a perfectly natural effect of using soy wax and is unique to vegetable waxes. It is the natural wax re crystallizing and trying to return to its natural state. All soy waxes frost and is a sign that you are using 100% natural soy wax. Some soys have additives to stop this frosting however if you want a 100% natural product then...

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What is the difference between candle wicks?

What is the difference between candle wicks?

Posted on May 12, 2016

The main difference between ACS and CDN wicks is the core. CDN have a paper core whilst the ACS range are purely cotton throughout. Both ranges of wicks we stock are manufactured in the USA and Germany by top wick manufacturers. These companies are professional and have been manufacturing wicks for many many years. Their quality and experience is paramount in producing a wick that is of the highest quality to ensure the correct burn of your ca...

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FAQ: Why does my soy candle have a lumpy top?

FAQ: Why does my soy candle have a lumpy top?

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

In the majority of cases a lumpy top on a soy candle is the result of pour temperature. Many people do not place enough importance on pour temperature, some not even using a thermometer. If you want a great looking soy candle with smooth tops and good glass adhesion, investing in a good quality thermometer is a must. A lot of people are caught by surprise, when after a couple of months of pouring, their candles all of a sudden develop holes or...

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FAQ: Why does my candle have a wet spot?

FAQ: Why does my candle have a wet spot?

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

Quite an unusual term for a candle problem but never-the-less it is a legitimate term. A wet spot refers to the patch on your glass that almost looks like an air bubble between the wax and glass. What in fact has happened is the wax has pulled away from the edge of the glass. Once this happens it will not re-adhere. It does not affect the performance of the candle in anyway but is an aesthetic thing. It generally happens when the candle temper...

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How to store candles for longer without any preservatives!

How to store candles for longer without any preservatives!

Posted on Feb 19, 2016

If you are making soaps, bath salts, butters and balms, bombs, butter bars etc you do not need to use a preservative. A general rule of thumb is if you product is anhydrous (without water) then you do not need to use a preservative. It is important to remember your products are not going to stay as fresh as commercial products so making them in small batches is the better way to go. As with all products each has a different shelf life so putti...

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