Starting Soy Candle Business

deanreedyJanuary 18, 2007

I have been approached to sell Soy Candles on consignment at a business, which will be built in the summer.

I have never made soy candles in my life and would like some recommendations or hints if possible. I have found a supplier (Enchanted Lites Candle Company), which seems to have a good reputation and actually is the closest to my home.

Some additional questions I have are:

1) What recipe for ingredients do you use?

2) How large of batches(in double boiler) do you make?

3) Any labeling ideas?

4) I want to make 5 different scents to start, which would you recommend?

5) I am looking at making 15 oz size and any other size you would recommend?

6) What size wick would or should one use?

Any hints to start would be great!

thanks,

Dean

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terri_pacnw

Dean, first off.. you found the best company out there. LOL (But I'm partial.)
I think you should call up Bruce at EL, and give him a chat.
Bruce will help you out alot.
Do you already make candles?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 5:33PM
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deanreedy

No, I have never made a Candle in my life, but if seems time to start.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 9:58AM
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terri_pacnw

Well to be quite honest. It takes longer than a few months to work out a quality consumer safe product.
However, the best place to start is with a kit. It takes some of the guess work out for you, gets you familar with the process, and gives you building blocks to work with.

Check the link out below. Moonglow carries EL waxes, and some of their fragrance oils.

Otherwise like I said Call up Enchanted Lites and ask for Bruce. He might be able to put a kit together with stuff they carry right there.

Here is a link that might be useful: MoonGlow Kits~Enchanted Lites Wax Supplier

    Bookmark   January 20, 2007 at 10:08PM
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karebiz_gmail_com

Hi Dean,

I don't know how old this post is, but I thought I would tell you about the company where I buy my supplies. It is not only a soy candle company, but a health company and we offer a way to make money on many ways, not just your own efforts. If you would like to know more about it, check out this link and fill out the form when you get to the page.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soy Candle Therapy

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 2:34PM
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sara-s

I am not in business, but friend of mine is. So I can make 1 or 2 suggestions.
1)In addition to a 15 ounce candle, you might want to offer a 4 ounce "Try Me" size. Many consumers do not want 15 ounces of something they are not yet sure they like.
2)For scent, generally 1 ounce scent per pound of wax will work, though you will need to test each scent individually.
3)The size of wick varies with the diameter of the jar. There are many companies who sell supplies, and have an on-line guide to determining the right wick. (I know that CandleScience and PeakCandle do.)

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 6:34AM
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