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How to make candles - basic candle making information - votives, containers, molded and gel candles, beeswax candles and more.
  1. Candle Making Basics
  2. Votive Candles
  3. Container Candles
  4. Molded Candles
  1. Beeswax Candle Projects
  2. Specialty Candles
  3. Fragrance and Essential Oils Information
  4. Dipped Candles

Candle Making Basics

So you want to get started making candles? Here are some basic how-to articles to get you started in candle making.

Votive Candles

Votive candles are often the candles that beginning candle makers start with. They are simple to make and don't even take a lot of special equipment. But just because they're simple, doesn't mean they aren't wonderful. They can be very creative and versatile candles.

Container Candles

From simple jelly jar container candles to more advanced creations, container candles are really only limited by the container you can find.

Molded Candles

Once it's melted, wax is very mold-able...and the variety of types and shapes and sizes of molds available to candle makers is amazing. Here are some molded candle projects.

Beeswax Candle Projects

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax is one of the oldest materials used to make candles, and one of the most wonderful. Choose one of these easy projects to try it.

Specialty Candles

Ready to branch out into more adventurous candle making? These projects will make some great different and advanced candles.

Fragrance and Essential Oils Information

Essential Oils in Bottles

The best thing about a hand made candles is the wonderful scent. But just how do you choose a fragrance or essential oil? What's the difference? What about blending them? What sort of aromatherapy benefits can you impart to candles? Are essential oils safe?

Dipped Candles

Dipped Taper Candles

Dipped candles are some of the oldest in history. While you need a more involved setup, they are easy to make.

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