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.

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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…