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SimplyStrange
June 30th, 2002, 08:36 PM
Ok I know that there have probably been many of these, but I couldn't really find what I wanted in a search...

So can any one give me info on making my own candles? I would love to learn how! ANy links or recipes or whatever would be greatly appreciated!

Shanks!
SS

Xander67
June 30th, 2002, 09:22 PM
here are a few sites i found hope these help
start here this is a beginners guide
http://candleandsoap.about.com/library/weekly/aa091697.htm
http://www.genwax.com/candle_instructions/___0___need.htm


there are 2 lists of links here, this forst list is some places to get supplies:
http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/default.asp
http://www.candles-scented-candle-making.com/
http://www.peakcandle.com/
http://www.candlesandsupplies.com/
http://www.spiritcrafts.net/
http://www.pourette.com/

this one has kits and project ideas
http://www.joann.com/info/candlemaking.html

if you decide you want to start your own buisness go here :)
http://www.tayloredconcepts.com/candle%20kits.htm
http://www.cabbey.com/Crafts/candles.htm
http://www.hpdcrafts.com/catalog/supplies.asp
http://www.candlesandsupplies.com/kits.html
http://www.thecandlebarn.com/kits.html
http://www.candlerock.com/
http://www.hollyhobby.com/index.htm
http://www.genwax.com/


ok and here are sites with project ideas
http://aromaticessence.theshoppe.com/candlemaking.html
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3208/
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel1199&catid=cat284
http://members.iinet.net.au/~campbell1/projects.htm
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/amg/candles.html
http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/import/manual.htm
http://www.luminacandles.com/tips.htm
http://candleandsoap.about.com/library/weekly/aa091499.htm



:) ok i think this should get you off to a great start,
when the weather starts to cool off here and I make candles I will take pics and post how i made the ones I did!

MammaStar
June 30th, 2002, 10:04 PM
Well, SS, I use the basic "melt and pour" method. Also beeswax sheets.

I just tried using "soy wax". So far it's come out pretty good.

The best thing about the soy wax, is you can melt it in your microwave. ;)

Jeleia
June 30th, 2002, 11:16 PM
OoOoO I love making candles.Its been awhile though, my mom thinks I make too much of a mess. :(

Just one word of warning make sure you have wick before you start making candles!

Xander67
June 30th, 2002, 11:32 PM
yeah! and the first two links are very good for beginners
the first one is things you should know
and the second one is supplies you will need

Yvonne Belisle
July 1st, 2002, 02:38 AM
There is a huge thread on it here that includes makign it from the bayberries if you want to go that basic as well as the melt and pour ones :) search for it look for candle making I know it's here a good number of the posts in it are mine :)

Xander67
July 1st, 2002, 02:46 AM
I was able to find two of them :)


http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10771&highlight=candle+making


http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=640&highlight=candle+making

Yvonne Belisle
July 1st, 2002, 03:06 AM
Thank you the second one is the one I was thinking of I was in the midst of something though.

Lavender
July 2nd, 2002, 01:28 AM
I've recently started dipping my own beeswax candles. They're only about 6 inches long. They burn just long enough for any magical workings I do. And they smell wonderful!

SimplyStrange
July 3rd, 2002, 05:36 PM
THANKIES!! :p:p

Xander67
July 3rd, 2002, 09:34 PM
I have never tried beeswax, Ive always used Parafin(sp)
but when the weather starts to cool off, and I start making some candles for the holidays, I will be trying beeswax ones too :)

oskila
July 4th, 2002, 08:29 AM
You can also make beeswax candles, medevial style. The procedure is quite the same as usual, but the candle is very long and thin (about three feet long and not over half an inch thick). Then wind the candle round a stick

Xander67
July 4th, 2002, 11:01 AM
:eek:

that sounds awesome

3ft candles

wow! I bet they look enchanting

Lavender
July 4th, 2002, 11:33 AM
I've seen those and they are really awesome! But unfortunately, my vat is just not big enough. :p I'm using an old olive oil can that's about 10 inches tall. Tall enough to dip 6-7 inch candles.

Flaire-FireStar
October 19th, 2002, 11:52 PM
BUMP

Witchy Cowgirl
October 20th, 2002, 12:11 AM
Thank you