Soy, The Eco-friendly wax

The boom in the soy candle industry started well over 10 years ago, but it seems like there is no slowing down. Years ago, people screwed up their noses when given a candle as a gift but it seems times have changed. Not only are candles accepted but companies such as  Jo Malone – Orange…

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…

Selling Your Soy Candles Through Fundraising

Many organizations depend on fundraising to provide much needed funds to continue their charity work, equipment, camps, computers etc  and candles can provide a new, innovative, healthy and safe income for them. Many groups that have traditionally sold pies, chocolates and other items are happy to hear that we can provide them with a new way…

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…