Category: Candle Making

Container vs. Molded Candle Craft

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.

Home Candle Making Business Resources

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?

Selling Homemade Candles by Consignment

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.

Paraffin Candle Wax vs. All Natural Candle Wax

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.

Container Candle Making Troubleshooting Tips

With any worthy craft there are bound to be minor troubles. If you spend any amount of time pouring candles, you will eventually spend some time troubleshooting. Here are the most common concerns and complaints about container candles and tips to alleviate some of the frustration all candle makers undoubtedly feel at sometime during their home candle making career.

Fundraising Programs Selling Home Made Candles

While many candle makers learn and perfect the craft as a hobby, there are others with goals to make money from the craft. Of the many ways to sell your candles, setting up fundraising programs is one option that you may wish to consider. Establishing a fundraising program featuring your candles is a great way to multiply your sales force in an economical manner. While hiring and managing a sales force may not be possible, fundraising can be a great way to have many people selling on your behalf. It also allows you to leverage your ability to sell without you doing most of the work.

Tips on Making Paraffin Wax Candles

Selecting the ideal paraffin wax to use in your candles requires an analysis of several key factors, the first of which is deciding what type of candles you are going to make. For example, the type of paraffin one would use for container candles is very different from the type of paraffin one would use for pillar candles.