January 26th, 2017
For those of you who can't take a drive and visit us, our apologies right up front for dangling the carrot you aren't allowed to eat.
But for those of you who can, come on down!
Nothing beats being able to actually smell 400 fragrance oils, making take home "sniffy sticks" for later reference....
January 18th, 2017
It seems everyone is super excited and ready to get on board with rewards points (RP) but we've had a lot of questions on how the rewards system works. Let's clear up the questions, here are your answers:
1. What is a reward point worth?
Essentially one point is worth $0.0125. This works...
October 20th, 2016
Welcome! In the vast universe of the web, you have landed here. Awesome! I would like to make your visit to our site as easy and informative as possible.
If you are new to candle making, where do you start? Well, if you are totally green, you may want to watch some free videos of ...
October 4th, 2016
It's busy season! Keep your smile on through all of the crafting :) Here are some tips to ensure a smooth season.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR CART
Because our website is secure we do not have your credit card information so we do not have a payment method to charge for add ons to o...
July 11th, 2016
WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL and the streets look good! Come and check it out for yourself.
There's nothing like a road construction project to sig...
March 23rd, 2016
It's fun to change up how we do traditional things. Spice up the look of your lip balm with this great recipe.
What You Need
Lip Balm Base
Lip Balm Tubes
Clear Mailing Labels (Mini Labels)
How To Make Your...
February 25th, 2016
These air fresheners are great to put in clothing drawers, sports bags for kids, or to hang in cars. These work great to add fragrance in just about any space. Let's get to it then, here's how to make these:
What You Need
Liquid Candle Dye
February 16th, 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....
August 5th, 2015
If you are enjoying the making of the candles and selling is not your ball of wax (no candle pun intended), then wholesale might be an avenue to pursue.
You will have to be diligent with your costing; every penny is going to count here. You should look at doubling your money, b...
June 3rd, 2015
Often we are asked for NEW fragrances and with 300+ it's hard to think of something we don't have. One way to ride the latest wave is to see what the big companies are doing. Here are the latest trends in the market:
Layered fragrances - at least three scents that could stand on th...
May 29th, 2015
We are moving our retail location two doors down to a bigger space. Our new location will consist of 800 sq.ft. of giftware and 1500 sq.ft of space for candle making and supplies. The coolest feature will be the addition of the Candle Bar, where our videos will be filmed, classes wi...
May 14th, 2015
I had a customer interested in making candles to add to her existing wedding business, and she was totally put off of the idea when she saw that a BigBox store had candles for $5. "How can I compete with that?"
Well, there really is no comparison. Think of it as steak. ...
February 19th, 2015
Working with Silicone Molds
Our molds are hand crafted by Village Craft and Candle Inc. from an actual candle or object.
Every detail is copied, including small imperfections of the original item. These imperfections will duplicate on your finished candle. The material used is a flexible...
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...
January 15th, 2015
It seems like summer has arrived in full force. Before you know it, September will be here and the rush for Christmas will be around the corner. So why not take some time now to play and test some new projects.
I have a question from Connie asking:
“Could u tell me when do u use 2 w...
January 12th, 2015
This is a great little candle to give as a wedding favour, and it’s easy enough for the novice DIY crafter to make.
MAKES 20 candles
20 Spa Light Cups
2lb of Millenium Soy
50 ml your choice of Fragrance Oil (I used Hyacinth)
20 HTP83 votive wick
One dye chip (I’ve used purple he...
September 2nd, 2014
You will need to use IGI1260 wax as the base for making your own fruit. This wax has a 159F Melt point, but even that will not withstand the heat of melted gel at 200-210F
To harden the wax even further, add 2 tbsp. of vybar to each pound of wax.
You can then fragrance and colour the w...
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...
May 1st, 2014
So what does it take to make your product sell?
– No matter what kind of candle you are making, soy, beeswax, paraffin, tea light through to novelty, customers are going to want a candle that burns properly. A properly wicked candle should create a melt pool of one i...
February 2nd, 2014
This is a fairly indepth paper on the structural make up of IGI1274 and how the mottling is caused, and what can prevent it from forming. The conclusion on the last page is most useful for the average candle maker.
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...
November 1st, 2013
A slab of wax will go a long way. A 10 lb slab liquefies to approximately 5000 ml, or 160 oz . In this project, the wax is ideal because it solidifies to a nice, clean white, sticks well to the jar, and allows for lots of fragrance!
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
July 29th, 2013
Tried… Tested… True.
At Village Craft and Candle, we have a reputation built on the quality of our fragrance oils (and finished candles). Over the years, our fragrance line has expanded to over 300 scents and now also includes some essential oils. In our retail store, there are ...