Category Archives: Candle Making

How to make candles.

Soy Vs Paraffin Wax

It's often noted that Ancient Egyptians were the first to use candles by soaking the pithy core of reeds and animal fats to construct rudimentary torches and rush lights. While these lacked a wick and, thus, were not considered true candles, man has been using what we would consider a wicked candle for at least...
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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! (more…)...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. (more…)...
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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:...
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