While many folks start candle making as a hobby, the huge interest in candles makes it possible to earn a decent part-time or full-time income by making and selling candles to others. You can sell wholesale, on consignment or set up fund raising programs. The most common approach is to retail your candles. Here we will introduce you to retailing so that you can determine if this method is a good fit for you.
Category: Candle Making
Every candle type presents its own special challenges and molded candle making is no exception. Indeed, any worthy craft will have its own specific difficulties and if you have ever spent any amount of time pouring candles, you will find yourself troubleshooting eventually. Here we are some of the most common concerns and frustrations related to molded candle making.
Most folks decide to start their home candle making business by making container candles, but a select few choose to begin with molded candles. Most often molded candles, such as votives and pillars, are a next step for somewhat experienced candle makers. While making molded candles is not necessarily more difficult than making container candles, they do demand a bit more technique, a few more supplies and most often require a greater time investment in determining the best use of additives and learning the molded candle craft.
Even experienced candle makers once had to conquer the candle making learning curve. No one just automatically knows exactly how to make the perfect candle. All candle makers have to learn the process and seek information and instructions to perfect their techniques. With all of the resources available today, just what is the best way to go about learning the craft of home candle making?
While some home candle makers learn and perfect the craft for personal enjoyment, chances are that most of them have thought about selling their candles to generate some supplemental income. Some even choose to replace their income entirely at one point or another. Moreover, with so many ways to sell your candles, where is the best place to focus your attention? While no one can answer that question for you, there are benefits to each way that may affect your decision. Here is an overview of selling your homemade candles by consignment so that you can decide whether this method may work for you.
If you are a connoisseur of candles, then no doubt, you have heard the great debate on paraffin candle wax vs. all natural candle wax. While some candle makers choose to offer two separate candle lines, most crafters choose to focus their efforts on one type of wax or the other. Although each wax offers its own benefits and drawbacks, one wax is not necessarily better than the other is.