How to Make Carved Candles

This is the hallmark of creativity in candle making. There are no candles, as innovative and as decorative as carved candles. They just seem so perfect. And I'm not trying to exaggerate here. If you have ever seen a carved candle before, no doubt you thought at first that it…

Palm Wax for Candle Making

What is Palm Wax? Palm wax belongs to a group of waxes called vegetable wax. These vegetable waxes are made purely from a plant extract. Examples are Soy wax (from soybean oil) and Bayberry wax (from the bayberry plant). One cannot discuss vegetable waxes without mentioning paraffin wax. This is…

Coconut Wax for Candle Making

For a long time, paraffin wax has been the leading wax for making candles and other things like crayons etc. But more recently, there has been a shift away from paraffin wax towards natural waxes which are generally accepted to be more eco-friendly. One such type of vegetable wax that…

How to Make Scented Candles

Scenting candles can be a huge challenge, especially if one is new to candle making. The purpose of this article is to explain how to scent beeswax and soy candles and also get a really strong scent. It also contains information on how to make coffee-scented candles. Or you don’t…

How to Make Wax Fire Starters

Making fire starters with wax is just like making normal candles. Apart from the fact that you need some kindling to keep fire burning when you light it, the other materials are general ones needed for candle making. Learn to make wax fire starters in short, simple steps.Wax can be…

How to Make Birthday Candles

These days, birthdays are not complete without the use of candles, especially if children are involved. So if you are planning your next birthday or that of a friend or family member, candles are probably some of the items you would have planned to purchase. Well, instead of that, you…

How to Make Wine Bottle Candles

Candle making has been evolving over the years and it keeps doing so. Innovative methods of making candles keep coming up. One such method is making candles out of wine bottles. The trick is simple: recycling your old wine bottles and converting them into candle containers. You will find this…

How to Prevent and Fix Candle Tunneling

Tunneling is a common problem in candle making. We would look at, in this article, the causes of tunneling and how to prevent and fix candle tunneling. With candle tunneling, prevention is the best and if your candles have been having that problem, you are just about to know what…

How to Make Tiki Torch Wicks

Tiki torches are used for outdoor decoration and making them is a great DIY project. You do not have to purchase anything to make a tiki torch. You can even make the wick yourself. Tiki torch wicks can be made from various materials and you would learn that from this article.…

How to Make Candle Wax

This article contains information on how to make candle wax. Such types as beeswax, soy wax, paraffin wax, gel wax, bayberry wax, palm wax and coconut wax are discussed here. We hope to give you a great DIY experience making candle waxes yourself. You may not be able to make…
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