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Candle making instructions

View our candle making tutorials and instructional videos to master the basic techniques you need to make exceptional candles!

How to make a soy candle Learn how to make your own soy candles with this beginner-friendly tutorial. VIDEO GUIDE: beginner candle making with soy wax Join Dana as she shows you how to make soy container candles. How to choose the right wick size Find the Right Wick Size for Your Candles Soy candle making kit instructional video Our Soy Candle Making Kit Video Guide How to make soy tealight candles Tealight candles are easy to make and add ambiance to a any space. How to conduct a basic burn test Conducting a burn test will help you determine the proper wick application for your candles. Make soy candles with the microwave Learn how to make soy candles using the microwave in this easy-to-follow video.  How To Make Votive Candles Our easy step-by-step guide to make your own votive candles. A great project for beginner candlemakers!  Wicking container candles Learn the characteristics of a correctly wicked candle. Choosing a soy wax Take the guesswork out of choosing the right soy wax for your next project. Simple paraffin container candles Make your own paraffin candles using this easy-to-follow video and materials list. Make clamshell wax melts Learn how you can make wax melts with our clamshells molds. How to wick a pillar mold Learn how to properly wick a pillar mold when making pillar candles with this easy-to-follow tutorial. How to make a pillar candle Learn how to make a basic pillar candle. How to make reed diffusers Learn how to make reed diffusers with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Candle making articles and resources

Become familiar with the components and terminology used in candle making.

Soy wax troubleshooting guide Find troubleshooting recommendations for your soy wax candle making issues. Wick guide Looking for the right wick series or wick size? Consult our Wick Guide! What's In a fragrance oil? Ever wonder what's in candle fragrance oils? What EXACTLY Is soy wax? Learn how soy wax is produced, where soy is grown, and the uses and benefits of soy wax. Candle making terms Unsure of a term that you see on our website? Review our list of common candle making terms. What are pretabbed wick assemblies? Learn what a wick assembly is, how it's made, and the purpose of each component. How to use fragrance blotter strips Learn how professional perfumers evaluate fragrances using blotters strips. Candle wax guide Quickly compare and decide which candle wax works best for your next batch of candles. The fragrance wheel: notes, families, and how to use it Learn how to use the Fragrance Wheel to deepen your understanding of fragrance and blend like a pro. How to use IFRA Certificates Learn how to read the IFRA certificate and what it means for your handmade products. IFRA 49: what candle and soap makers need to know Read about IFRA 49 and how it may affect your business. Fragrance oil blending 101 Get a crash course in fragrance oil blending and snag a few blend ideas to inspire you! Our fragrance oils are phthalate free! What does that mean for you as a candle or soap maker? And what even are phthalates, anyway? 

Candle wax lab notes

Learn about processes, wax performance, aesthetics, and more in our detailed wax lab notes.

Lab notes: Blended Waxes® pillar soy wax (BW-921) Learn more about BW-921 from our testing results. Lab notes: IGI 6046 coconut/paraffin blend wax Learn more about IGI 6046 from our testing results. Lab notes: Ecosoya CB-135 soy wax Learn more about Ecosoya CB-135 from our testing results. Lab notes: IGI 6028 paraffin/soy pillar blend Learn more about IGI 6028 from our testing results. Lab notes: Ecosoya PB pillar soy wax Learn more about Ecosoya PB from our testing results. Lab notes: Ecosoya CB-Advanced soy wax Learn more about Ecosoya CB-Advanced from our testing results. Lab notes: Blended Waxes® paraffin/soy wax (BW-910) Learn more about Ecosoya CB-Advanced from our testing results. Lab notes: MP-137 paraffin pillar wax Learn more about MP-137 paraffin pillar wax from our testing results. LAB NOTES: MP-117 paraffin container wax Learn more about MP-117 paraffin container wax from our testing results. Lab notes: Golden Brands 454 coconut soy wax Learn more about Golden Brands 454 coconut soy wax from our testing results.

Behind the scents

Get an insider look at our fragrance oil revisions and launches.

Behind the scents: fall/holiday 2022 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our seven fragrance oil revisions. Behind the scents: spring/summer 2022 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our seven new fragrances for spring/summer. Behind the scents: fall/holiday 2021 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our eight new fragrances for fall/holiday Behind the scents: spring/summer 2021 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our eight new fragrances for spring/summer Behind the scents: fall/holiday 2020 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our six new fragrances for fall/holiday Behind the scents: spring/summer 2020 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our eight new fragrances for spring/summer.. Behind the scents: fall/holiday 2019 Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our six new fragrances for the fall/holiday season. Behind the scents: June 2019 revisions Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our seven fragrance oil revisions. Behind the scents: May 2019 revisions Go behind the scents and get an insider look at our eight fragrance oil revisions.

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