New Soy Waxes Are On The Way

There hasn’t been this much excitement in the candle making industry since soy wax was introduced to Australia. Luxury Candle Supplies has created a new range of wax blends that will change the way everyone makes candles. For a number of years they have had  the best range of glassware, but now they have branched…

Our Candle Making Workshops

Part of the success of our business is knowing how to keep our customers happy. I know that our classes are great value but to be perceived as good value the clients need to know that they are not only getting that good value, but they are also having fun. Yes, we do spend close to half…

What Is An Emulsion?

What Is An Emulsion? Lotions, liniments, massage oils, creams and compresses are all external preparations such as moisturisers but are also used to treat conditions such as skin problems and rashes, to relieve bruising, aches and pains. But what is an emulsion and what does it actually mean? All of these products tend to be…

What Is An Ointment?

Most people have used an ointment for one reason or another. Due to their basic combination of ingredients – an oil, a wax, and added essential oils – they are surprisingly easy to produce. So what is an ointment? An ointment is a homogeneous, viscous, semi-solid preparation – typically a thick, greasy oil with a…

Using Natural Clays For Skincare

  One of the most popular classes that I teach is called Rubs, Scrubs & Suds. In this class we teach participants how to make simple, but effective skincare products and  one of these is our mud pack, which is made with natural clays. Clays & Muds have a high mineral content which make them effective as cleansers, detoxifiers,…

Operating A Successful Market Stall – Snippet From Our Ebook

Many of the students who attend our candle and soap making class do so because they intend to start a small business either selling their candles online or at local markets. As a market manager for over 12 years I gained a great deal of experience and as a result wrote an E-book full of…

Setting Up Your Candle Making Workspace

Whether you intend to make your candles for fun or for profit it is still important to have a workspace that is well set-up, well light, ventilated and comfortable to work in. Your candles will also appreciate being made in conditions that are not too hot or too cold.

Below are my recommendations for setting up your work space and the equipment you will need.

What About Temperature?

One of the most common mistakes made by students when they are attending our class is that they are so excited about making their candles that they don’t always listen to instructions. For example: Overheating the wax Adding the fragrance at too high a temperature Not mixing it in well Pouring too soon Wick off…

What Wick?

Whether you are a seasoned candle maker or new to the craft you should be aware of the importance of the wick in how your candle burns. In one of previous blogs  we went through a glossary of terms – wax pool was one of them. Here we will discuss the importance of the wick…

Our Sense Of Smell

Did you know that the sense of smell is the strongest of all our five human senses? Fragrances can trigger memories, relax the mind and renew the spirit. Involuntary memory is a conception of human memory in which cues encountered in everyday life evoke recollections of the past without conscious effort. In other words the…

Candle Making -Glossary Of Terms

Soy candle making is all about timing and temperature. It’s not rocket science ( I know I also work in a laboratory) but  there are important techniques that you need to know to make your candles successfully and to do this you must also understand the terminology. In this article I have included a list of…

Winter – The Perfect Time To Start Your Candle Making

With the approach of winter and the cooler weather comes the perfect opportunity  to try candle making. For those who are interested in candle making but can’t make it to one of our classes, we have now launched our online candle class. With this course, you will receive not only our 40 page  workbook and…