Candle Making Information
By David Fisher, About.com Guide
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.
- Candle Making Basics
- Different Types of Candles
- Different Waxes for Candle Making
- Different Wicks for Candle Making
- Candle Making Safety
- Candle Burning Safety
- Candle Wick Testing
- Tips and Troubleshooting
- Candle Making Videos
- Candle Making Books
- Candle Makers Videos
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.
- Simple Dixie Cup Votives
- Votives with Molds and Wick Pins
- Chunk Votive Candles
- Mosquito Votive Candles
- Rustic Votive Candles
From simple jelly jar container candles to more advanced creations, container candles are really only limited by the container you can find.
- Container Candle Basics
- Choosing Safe Containers for Candles
- Recycling Candle Containers
- Layered Container 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 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.
Ready to branch out into more adventurous candle making? These projects will make some great different and advanced candles.
- All About Gel Candle Making
- Sand Candles
- Citronella Torch Candles
- Balloon Candles
- Iced Tea Gel Candle
- Beer Candles
- Hurricane Candle Shells
- Applique Candles
- Photo Candles
- Hanging Pumpkin Lantern Candles
- Squash Tea Lite Lanterns
- Prayer/Devotional Candles
- Ice Candles
Fragrance and Essential Oils Information
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?
- Essential Oil Safety Information
- The Difference Between Fragrance & Essential Oils
- Creating Custom Fragrance & Essential Oil Blends
- Essential Oil Books
- Testing a Fragrance Oil for Polarity
Dipped candles are some of the oldest in history. While you need a more involved setup, they are easy to make.