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Everything you need to know about Bergamot Oil!

Everything you need to know about Bergamot Oil!

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

Bergamot oil is a very understated and under used oil. It is a wonderful oil with fantastic healing properties! Bergamot oil has many uses. Components of the oil are antibiotic and disinfectant in nature and thus help to inhibit the growth of germs and viruses. It is used quite a lot in soap for this reason, helping to eliminate acne, disperse oil in the skin evenly and clear up surface germs. It’s germ fighting ability is also the reason it m...

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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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How to make a soy candle

How to make a soy candle

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

How Easy is Soy Candle Making? Well!!! That depends on your desired outcome. If you wish to make candles for yourself to burn at home then candle making is dead easy and great fun. If however you wish to set up a business and sell your candles then it becomes more difficult. Before you even entertain the thought of setting up a business ask yourself are you prepared for all the hard work ahead! Yes! It is hard work and if you’re out to make a ...

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How to make a massage candle

How to make a massage candle

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

There’s nothing quite like a candle massage to soothe tired and sore muscles, and the beautiful scent they throw is an added bonus. It’s not uncommon to pay in to the hundreds for a candle massage at beauty and health spas, so we thought why not save the pocket money and enlist a willing significant other and make our own candle to do the trick! Because of its low melt point, soy wax is most commonly used for massage candle making – and it’s s...

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How to make a palm pillar candle

How to make a palm pillar candle

Posted on Aug 13, 2016

At Aussie Candles we are dedicated to offering the best products at the best prices, BUT NOT at the expense of any living creature or the environment. We have sourced and partnered with a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This organization was founded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and heads of government and industry involved in palm cultivation. The RSPO was founded to develop and define best practices for sustainabl...

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How to make egg shell tealights

How to make egg shell tealights

Posted on Jun 08, 2016

Materials • Sewing needle • Eggs • Vinegar • Food colouring • Empty egg carton • Double boiler or two pots • GW 464 • Dye blocks • Tealight wicks • Plastic jug Instructions Step 1 Make a hole in the top of each egg with the needle; enlarge the holes, and pour out the contents. Cut the shells to one-third of the way down and clean the shells with the vinegar to remove any excess egg. Step 2 Dye shells with food colouring (follow the directions ...

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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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