Candle Making

maryb_ms_44October 1, 2006

I have decided that I want to make candles as my husband and I love having them in the house. I have been looking on the web and am overwhelmed by all the sites.I need some help for a beginner and I would like to start with container candles. If anyone out there has a good source for supplies and info I would appricate the help.(what kind of wax, wicks etc to use.)Thanks in advance Maryb

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terri_pacnw

Hi Mary,
What area of the country?
And what kind of wax? Soy, veggie blends, paraffin?
What kind of jars? canning, apoth (kinda traditional glass, think Yankee)
What kind of candles do you burn now that you love?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 3:31PM
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maryb_ms_44

Hi Terri, Thanks for the reply. I am living in NE Mississippi. Born and raised in N.H. I have a candle Kit coming as I was not sure How to start. Wax I like soy, jars kinda traditional Def. Think Yankee.(being that I am one at heart still) I have found a soy from Wal Mart that stays fragent to the end but they are so hard to find.This is why I wanted to start making my own. I am retired and have plenty of time to spend on them. Have always been a crafty person but have never done candles. I am really tired of buying candles and no smell!!!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 11:58AM
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terri_pacnw

Here's a great link.
You might find some jar and such suppliers near you.

I use Enchanted Lites Soy. Enchanted Lites

Here is a link that might be useful: Suppliers by State

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 10:26PM
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maryb_ms_44

Terri, What do you use for wicks? Thanks Maryb

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 9:23AM
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nicolel

Hello Mary,
I used to make my own candles but then found out that I could not sell them without some major insurance coverage so I then started looking for locations where I could purchase quality candles which were vegtable based instead of parrifin which contains petroleum in them and I finally found a great company after alot of searching. So just check on what your state requires before you get into it too much.
Nicole

Here is a link that might be useful: Flickering Lights

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 9:17PM
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terri_pacnw

I use a variety of wicks depending on jar and wax.

I use HTP Wicks(a cotton braided) and cotton core wicks.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2006 at 9:41PM
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maryb_ms_44

Terri, Thanks for the info. The state locator was a great help to me on finding area sites on candle making and supplies. Also thanks for the wick info. There is soooo much to learn I feel like a dummie.lol maryb

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 9:14AM
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terri_pacnw

The market for candlesupplies is more varied than the waxes available.
It's nice to get a starting point from someone, but it still takes along time to get things to your own personal liking..
There is no such thing as a dummie candle maker, as long as they are willing to learn, are patient and follow the basic rules of fire and flame.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 4:00PM
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