Welcome to: Candle Making

Candle Making Containers and Jars


The great thing about candle making containers is that you can get really creative with them! You could buy them or you can use materials found at your home. Whatever materials you do find at home, make sure the material is strong and non-flammable!

Bees Wax: History and Origin


We have often been asked where wax comes from. Well there are many types of waxes. Bees wax has been around for a while. There are many mentions of beeswax in historic writing such as the myth where Icarus son of Daedalus put on wings of wax and as he flew too close to the sun, it melted and Icarus fell to his death.

How to Make Tealight Candles

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Tea light candles are fun and relatively simple to make and once you begin, you’ll be making many of your own candles in next to no time.

Making Decorative Candles


Have you noticed, when shopping for candles, the ones with the dried herbs and flowers are sometimes three times as much as the plain candles? And they are just oh so beautiful, but what do you do? Well, I’d thought that same thing years ago. It was around that time that I had embarked on making my own candles at home. Once I had the basics of candle making, I proceeded to move on to decorative candle making. And I’m happy I did, as not only was my house filled with the wonderful candles at a fraction of what they would’ve have cost retail, but my friends took notice. They put in their “orders”. Soon their friends were calling me up…and thus I began my new career as a decorative and aromatherapy candle maker.

Free Candle Wick Making Instructions That You Can Do at Home


Are you ready for some free candle wick making instructions? Making a candle wick at home is a fairly simply process and it is very rewarding. With that being said we want to make sure that you know before you start that although the steps are simple it does take a long time to complete the process, for this reason you may want to make many wicks at once so that you have several prepared for you at all times.

Tools to Make your Own Candles – Thermometer, Scales, Utensils

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You have decided that you want to make your own candles. I think that is wonderful! Here is what you are going to need to get started in the candle making craft:

The History of Candles From Prehistoric Times until Now


“Now, as to the light of the candle. We will light one or two, and set them at work in the performance of their proper functions”. – Michael Faraday, The Chemical History of a Candle, London 1908.

The history of candle making began with the discovery of fire. That makes it approximately 790,000 years old, based on evidence found in 2008 at the Gesher Benot Ya’aqov site in northern Israel. It is widely accepted that the first candles were actually torches that were used to transport fire.

How to Make Sea Shell Candles


Collecting sea shells along the beach is a favorite kids summer activity. Take it one step further by transforming their seaside treasures into beautiful decorations or kids make-and-take party favors. This easy sea shell candle craft shows you how.

Make Your Own Citronella Candles


Need a cost effective way to get rid of mosquitoes? Try making your own citronella candles and eliminate mosquitoes while providing a romantic, outdoor setting. Making citronella candles is easy and can cost as little as $0.25 per candle. Follow this step-by-step guide and make your own candles at home in less than 10 minutes:

Making a Chunk Candle


Making chunk candles is a fun activity for all ages. A unique technique using wax chunks of different colors gives the finished candle a beautiful texture and look. They make a refreshing alternative to the usual pillar candles. Follow these step-by-instructions and make your own pretty chunk candles to gift or keep.