February 5th, 2016
We get asked often how the soy waxes we carry differ from one another.
Here is our best "practical" explanation:
Container wax = 100% soy wax. Made with soy wax only, it contains no extra botanical waxes. This is the lowest melt point of the three, it will almost melt in your hand....
February 13th, 2015
If you make candles, you've probably been asked about the latest post circulating on Social Media regarding lead in candle wicks. Let's look at the post.
"According to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 40 percent of candles on the market contai...
August 19th, 2014
In 2008, I made a New Years Resolution to write a book on the science involved in making candles. Like any resolution, it lasted until mid February. I completed the Table of Contents, saved it in the File of Good Intentions and got back to work.
I continued to teach in person, each ti...
January 17th, 2014
The Holiday Season catches a lot of our newer candle makers by surprise. We often hear that they had no idea things were going to be so hectic and that next time around , they are starting in August and September to get ready.
In many cases, the novice candle maker has no intention of sel...
September 30th, 2013
The web can be a great place to get ideas, but some can be rather unsafe. Having a bit of knowledge about candle wax and what makes candles burn differently will go a long way in preventing an unwanted outcome – because you are playing with fire!
Take for instance this beautiful centerpiece