Aussie Candle Supplies

Instructions for your beginners candle making kit

Instructions for your beginners candle making kit

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Welcome to Candle making , have fun. Your beginners candle making kit contains: 8 x 142gm Apothecary jar 10 x 142gm clear honey pot 1 x Thermometer 18 x cdn 8 wicks 6 x 25ml Fragrances (your choice) 4 x Assorted dye blocks (your choice) 1 x Golden Brands 464 container soy 2kg 18 x Small warning labels 18 x Aussie Stickums 5 x wick holders The above items plus some basic kitchen scales and a pot to melt your wax in are all you need to get start...

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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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Instructions for your large candle making kit

Instructions for your large candle making kit

Posted on Feb 15, 2016

The following instructions can be applied to any jar or tea light you want to use. To start using your candle kit decide what you want to make first and place the jar or tea light on a clean surface protected from spillages. To begin the instructions we will start with a medium Monaco jar. […]

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Diffuser Bottle Care & Use

Diffuser Bottle Care & Use

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

Remove the cork and plastic bung from the bottle. Fill the bottle with a mix of reed base and your favourite fragrance (approximately 8ml base and 2ml of fragrance). Replace the cork on the bottle making sure it is screwed on correctly. Turn the bottle upside down several times until the cork is sufficiently soaked. Your diffuser bottle is ready to go! Note: Read the warning on reed base and the article ‘care and use of oils’ Reed base may dam...

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The Perception of Candle Fragrances

The Perception of Candle Fragrances

Posted on Jan 06, 2016

The perception of fragrance is very personal. Every human grows up surrounded by certain stimuli that they associate with either fond or unsettling memories. Who doesn’t smile (and perhaps start salivating in anticipation) when exposed to the odor of Grandma’s cookies baking in the oven? And who doesn’t recoil from the odor of a smelly gym bag that hasn’t been opened in a week? Unless you are anosmic, which means that your sense of smell has b...

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How to work out fragrance load when making candles

How to work out fragrance load when making candles

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

Although it seems a little confusing at first it is quite easy to do. Determine what percentage of fragance you want to start with, between 6-10% of fragrance oil is best.  If using essential oils use a maximum of 6-7%.  Put this figure in the first blank box. Next measure out how much wax you are going to use for your candles.  (It doesn’t matter if you have a little left over, they make perfect tealights.  Always better to be slightly over t...

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How to make, melt and pour soap

How to make, melt and pour soap

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

There’s something truly indulgent about making a product in the home, for the home. I think it’s knowing how much care you put in to creating it that makes it all the more special to use. Soap making is one of my favourites because it offers an alternative to what we often find in the supermarket. Not to mention you get to have fun while playing around with different scents, which can be hard to come by in the commercial market. For the absolu...

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How to make lip balm

How to make lip balm

Posted on Jun 14, 2015

Living in Australia comes with the blessing of great weather year-round, which means more time spent in the backyard and at the beach. Sounds like heaven, right? It really is, however the additional exposure to the sun and UV rays means we should be extra vigilant about looking after our skin and lips. Dry, chapped lips are not uncommon in this part of the world if you don’t take care of them. There are so many lip balm products on the market ...

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How to make aroma bead diffusers

How to make aroma bead diffusers

Posted on Jun 14, 2015

Materials Needed Aroma Beads (around 455gms) Candle Dye Candle fragrance or essential oil (20-30%) Zip lock bag Aroma Jar Directions Start off with 20% fragrance (based on the weight of your beads), and place in the zip lock bag with your beads. (LESS IS BEST when starting out.) You can always add more oil but you can’t take it away. If you use too much oil it will not soak into the beads and you will have to add additional beads. You can alwa...

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