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…

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…

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…

Selecting Your Candle Glassware

Candles can be traced back to biblical times. For hundreds of years they were the only source of light in people’s homes, the earliest of which were made with tallow. It was not until the 1800’s that paraffin replaced this. A hundred years later and electricity replaced candles, with candles being relegated to fulfilling other…

How to Make a Massage Soy Candle Or Spa Candle

Soy Based Massage Candle Moisturising Oils The greatest innovation in the candle industry today is the replacement of the “paraffin” based candle with a natural wax alternative and there are numerous advantages to using soy. Some of which are listed: Soy burns cleanly (when the wick is kept to the correct length and the candle…

What’s new in candle making

I’ve been teaching for quite a few years now and I’m often asked why I teach. The answer is simple, I get great satisfaction in knowing that I have taught someone a new skill. Now candle making may not seem like a great talent to have but students get so much enjoyment  out of creating…