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  • What is the Written Procedure for Scented Candle Making? November 25, 2011
    Making Delicious Scented Soy Candles. How Do I Get Started? Lately on social networking sites I have been getting asked questions about what is the written procedure for making scented soy candles.  How do I get started? First you need to consider what you want to make. The Rose candle votive kit shown on the left is a perfect [...] […]
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What is the Written Procedure for Scented Candle Making?

Making Delicious Scented Soy Candles. How Do I Get Started?

Rose votive kit and soy candle ebooks

Scented soy candle votive candle kit

Lately on social networking sites I have been getting asked questions about what is the written procedure for making scented soy candles.  How do I get started?

First you need to consider what you want to make. The Rose candle votive kit shown on the left is a perfect example of what I mean. Are you wanting to make table decorations for your bridal shower? Perhaps bridesmaids gifts?

Do you wanting to make candles as a hobbyist just to burn around the home, on the patio, or for gifts for your friends?  Are you an entrepreneurial teen starting to make a few candles just to make a little extra money?   This is very popular under Teen Money Making Ideas.

Are you wanting to start your own home-based business making and selling soy candles by distribution to stores?  Are you a serious business entrepreneur, who wants to start an online business reselling your candle wares?

 Now you are thinking about what to do, consider what will be your unique selling propostion (USP)? What could set you apart from the rest? May I suggest keeping simple records of each individual customer, their likes, their family, their interests, even what they purchased. Perhaps you will want to make a specialty candle of the month, or make special soy candle gift baskets. Or would you love to make candles for holidays.

After your USP has been decided upon, do yourself a favor, and take the time to write out a detailed business plan. This will help make sure you have considered all of the potential obstacles you will have to overcome to achieve success.

Follow the link and to see where you can buy complete instructions on how to write your own business plan, or purchase scented soy candle rose votive kit(s).


Confusion About Lead In Candlewicks of Soy Candles

Is There Lead in Today’s Candlewicks?

Soy Candles are sometimes made with a solid core in the candlewick, but in today’s market, the core of the wick can be made from zinc or tin. Recently I saw a post on another blog talking about lead in wicks. I felt it was necessary to post a response to that article, because lead in candlewicks was banned in the US Marketplace in 2003.

Candle manufacturers and their suppliers here in the United States are represented by the National Candle Association (NCA); a major trade association. Purchase your candle wicks from a reputable candle supplier.

Use of lead wicks was voluntarily discontinued during the mid-1970s, and they asked every US candle manufacturer to agree not to use lead wicks and sign a formal pledge to this effect along with all NCA members. However, if you have any doubt about the metal core containing your candle wick, get a white piece of paper and rub the wick on it. A lead core will leave a gray mark. If you have any doubt , dispose of  it.

Just be careful when you’re purchasing inexpensive foreign  imported candles, as not all countries apply the same quality standards, and you would still be wise to question cheap imported candle wicks.

Remember it is not just what is in the wick being burned, but what candle wax the candle is made from. Paraffin wax candles still give off 11 known carcinogens, so you can still be polluting the air in your hom, whether a lead wick is used or not.

If you make your own scented soy candles, you will know you are burning a natural candle wax in your home.

For complete instructions on how to make your own soy candles, or to start your own home-based candle business, Click Here to be redirected to all the information you need to get started right away.


Candlewic Sale 50% Off Custom Wicks Two Weeks Only!

Two Weeks Only!

50% Off Custom Wick Builder

Get your wicks custom build at Candlewic

Minimum purchase of 1,000 wicks. You spec it, we’ll build it! This easy-to-use feature of the Candlewic web site lets you specify the exact makeup for your candle wick assemblies from the wick material and length to the sustainer base and wax coating.  Conditions apply*

Use promotion code: OctCustomWicks at checkout.

Bookmark this site, and check back to get Candlewic promo codes for sales!

Click HERE!

* A custom wick builder product, in a quantity of at least 2 (at least 1000 wicks), must be in your order to take advantage. Maximum quantity of 50,000. Valid while supplies last. Limited time only. Coupon good for one use only per customer. Multiple coupon codes cannot be used on the same order.

Sale prices valid for internet orders only. Sale ends October 21, 2010.
Products have been adjusted to sale price.


Click here to be redirected to my homepage, where you can purchase everything you need to get started making your own soy candles from home or how to start your own soy candle business.

Candlewic Promo Codes 40% off Round Aluminum Molds

Candlewic Sale Offers 40% Off Round Aluminum Molds With $50.00 Purchase

Hurry, Use Promo Code Listed Below Until Sale Ends September 23, 2010.

Candlewic 40% Off Candle Round Aluminum Molds

Candlewic 40% Off Candle Round Aluminum Molds

Round Aluminum Candle Molds – on Sale

Produces an excellent pillar candle. No seams to trim and perfect mold release. Many sizes to choose from (excludes 6″ diameter molds). Conditions apply.*

Use Candlewic promotion code: SeptRoundMolds

Be sure to scroll down on Candlewic’s sale page to see the round aluminum candle molds.

Buy Amber Romance a Victoria's Secret Trademarked Scent
Buy Amber Romance a Victoria’s Secret Trademarked Scent

Amber Romance Victoria’s Secret Type – On Sale

Another Victoria’s Secret Type favorite. Beautiful, rich amber is enhanced with fruity top notes to create a very seductive scent. It’s pure romance!

Gel compatible.
[US-140]

 

 



Buy Beeswax Sampler Sheets On Sale

Buy Beeswax Sampler Sheets On Sale

Beeswax Sheets Sampler Pack – On Sale
9.99 per unit

Candlewic manufacturers sheets that are made of all natural 100% pure beeswax. The dimensions are 8″ x 16″. This package contains 10 sheets of various color and wick. This package is a RANDOM ASSORTMENT and color cannot be selected. Due to the clearance price, this item cannot be returned.
Bonus offering: project sheets and wick.    1 Unit = 1 Case   [CI-41]




Candle Floater/Tart - Tin Mold

Soy Candle Floater/Tart - Tin Mold - On Sale

Floater/Tart – Tin Mold – On Sale $0.28 per unit



Candlewic manufacturers sheets that are made of all natural 100% pure beeswax. The dimensions are 8″ x 16″. This package contains 10 sheets of various color and wick. This package is a RANDOM ASSORTMENT and color cannot be selected. Due to the clearance price, this item cannot be returned.
Bonus offering: project sheets and wick.    1 Unit = 1 Case   [CI-41]

* Add desired round aluminum molds to your cart prior to entering the promotional codes.
$50 minimum order size required. Max of 50 molds of one size for the promotion.
Limited time only. Promo good for one use only per customer. Multiple promo codes cannot be used on the same order. While supplies last.

Sale prices valid for internet orders only. Sale ends September 23, 2010.
Products have been adjusted to sale price.

Scented Soy Candles Shipping Fragrance Oil Postal Regulations

Postal Regulation Requirements When Shipping Candle Fragrance Oils

 Important information: Postal Requlations When Shipping Fragrance Oils for Making Scented Soy Candles

The United States Post Office has the following guidelines to follow when shipping certain Liquids.  

Buy Fragrance Oils For Scented Soy Candles

Fragrance Oils For Scented Soy Candles

Liquids that combust over 200°F are not labeled as hazardous.

Flamable Liquids have flashpoints below 141°F and 199°F.

Combustible Liquids have flashpoints between 141.

More information is available in Publication 52 available at the link below to read.

                                 http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub52.pdf 
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International Mail:   Any Flamable or Combustible Liquid is prohibited from being shipped via International USPS mail. Anything below 200°F cannot be shipped. Combustible Liquids may be shipped using UPS Internationally, where they are not considered hazardous.

Domestic Mail:  To ship Combustible Liquids with the USPS you must use Parcel Post, and package must be clearly labeled with the correct flashpoint identified on the outside of the package. In addition, the package must have ORM-D Parcel Post only clearly labeled on the outside of the carton.

 Anyone shipping Fragrance Oils that are combustionable below 200°F using the International Postal service, or Priority Mail are doing so in violation of the law. I violations could be considered fraud, and the sender could risk fines up to $10,000, even imprisionment. Know the postal laws before you decide to ship any type of fragrance oil. It might help you be aware also, when you are purchasing Essential Oils, and Fragrance Oils. what method of shipping is being used to sent product to you.

If the seller is in violation of this USPS law, then you might want to reconsider purchasing product from them for your candles.

Click here to see Fragrances offered by Candlewic.

 

When you are ready to start making your own soy candles, or start your own soy candle business from home, all of the information you need to get started immediately is available.  Just CLICK HERE to be transfered to the books that will get you started.

 

 

Candlewic Fall Fragrance Sale Ends November 30, 2010

Fall Fragrance Sale at Candlewic

 Candlewic has a fall fragrance sale running through November 30, 2010.  Here is your chance to stock up on all of the fragrances 

CLICK HERE TO BUY ALL FRAGRANCES ON SALE

Just a quick preview  of a few of the items offered.

Blackberry Sage Candle Fragrance

Featured candle fragrance Blackberry Sage

Blackberry Sage on Sale

Layer after layer of rich berries effortlessly weave into healing notes of sage and subtle notes of rosemary.





Featured Candle Fragrance Cinnamon Stick

Cinnamon Stick Candle Fragrance

Cinnamon Stick Candle Fragrance On Sale

A sizzling balanced cinnamon opening with top notes of sharp cinnamon, ginger, and orris. Middle notes of cassis create the heart with bottom notes of a sandalwood amber.



Crisp Champagne Candle Fragrance

Buy Crisp Champagne Candle Fragrance

Crisp Champagne Candle Fragrance

Bottom: Light musk, vanilla sandalwood
Middle: Violet Milk
Top: Lime

Skin safe. Not gel compatible.



Get Fraiser Fir Candle Fragrance

Fraiser Fir Candle Fragrance Sale

 Fraiser Fir Candle Fragrance Now On Sale

Bottom: Musk, fir/evergreen, sandalwood, raspberry
Middle: juniper berry, rosemary, green leafy notes
Top: sparkling citrus

Skin safe. Not gel compatible.


Get Macintosh Apple Candle Fragrance Here

Macintosh Apple Candle Fragrance

Macintosh Apple Candle Fragrance Sale 

Gel compatible for making Gel Candles




Orange Ginger Candle Fragrance

Orange Ginger Candle Fragrance

 

Orange Ginger Candle Fragrance Now On Sale

 Citrus & spice and everything nice! Freshly squeezed oranges kissed with invigorating ginger. A clean, crisp blend that is sure to awaken the senses.



Red Currant Candle Fragrance

Red Currant Candle Fragrance

Red Currant  Candle Fragrance Sale  – What a Scent this one is.

Bottom: Light musk
Middle: Leafy green notes, jasmine, osmanthus, rose, geranium
Top: grapefruit, lemon

Skin safe. Not gel compatible. 


Please Note: All designer or brand name fragrance “Types” are Trademarked names and are the exclusive property of the original manufacturers.


Soy Candle Making Supply Kits



Looking to buy a soy candle making kit?
Here is a great soy candle making kit

Soy Candle Making Kits - Start Making Candles From Home Fast

I found a quick little article talking about the pricing of  soy candle kits so since I have taken the past couple of weeks off, wanted to point a link at the bottom of this post to it.)

Candlewic has some really nice candle making starter kits.    So I wanted to show you a picture of one that I purchased from them when I was first starting out. 

Click here for Candlewic link.  

My candle supply page shows my favorite  soy candle wax supplier, Candlewic. Candlewic features Candle Making Kits. Banner links directly to Candlewic for your convenience, so you will immediately be delivered to Candlewic’s website.

At the top of Candlewic’s page is a tab to their  candle making kits. Not all of their candle making kits are made with soy candlewax, so there is something there for everyone, including  palm wax candle making kits, evengel candles.  I think you will like Candlewic’s soy candle wax container, tea-light candle making kit.

 

 

 

 










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Candlewic 15 Hour Giveaway – 50 Free Votive Molds



Candlewic 15-Hour Votive Mold Sale  

Get 50 Free Votive Cups with $75 purchase

Candlewic 50 Free Votive Mold Giveaway With Purchase

CLICK HERE

Volume pricing is also available.

Get 50 Free Votive Cups with $75 purchase
Use promotion code: AugVotives at checkout.

Fits all popular votive containers. Heavy seamless metal. Top is 1-3/4″. Bottom in 1.5″. Height is 1-15/16″ Wax capacity is 1.5 oz.

1 Unit = 1 Mold

* Add 50 15-hour votive molds (M-63) to your cart prior to entering the promotional codes. Limited time only. Promo good for one use only per customer. Multiple promo codes cannot be used on the same order. While supplies last.

Make Homemade Candle Molds For Soy Wax

By Debra Hardy  2010-08-24

How To Make Homemade Candle Molds

Making your own soy candle molds can be easier then you think, and there are numerous ways to create your own candle molds. If you don’t mind funny feet, and want a larger candle, you could cut the top off of a soda bottle. Just remember to look for smooth sides on your containers, if you plan to remove the candles to burn as free standing pillar candles. If the sides are not smooth, the candles won’t slide out once they are cured.  When beginning to look around for ideas on soy candle containers, the primary consideration is whether the container is smooth sided, heat-resistant, and leak proof.

More Homemade Candle Mold Ideas Follow Read On….

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Identify The Best Candle Scent For Your Money – Essential Oil, Hydrosol, or Fragrance Oil?

Aromatherapy Oils, Essential Oil, Fragrance Oil, or Hydrosol For Candles

By Debra Hardy 2010-08-18

Balsam and Cinnamon Fragrance

Balsam and Cinnamon Fragrance

Unless you want to know how to make an unscented soy candle, consider this article a crash course on how to select pure high quality scents. Is it an  Aromatherapy Oil, an Essential Oil, Fragrance Oil, or Hydrosol?

Know How To Identify Perfume Oils, Flower Water, and Pure Aromatherapy Oils

With so many choices to make, knowing how to identify a pure aromatherapy oil from the fakes on the markets can be very confusing. Unfortunately  hydrosols, fragrances oils, and essential oils are sold throughout all over the Internet, and in hobby and craft stores making it very difficult for the uninformed to make the best choice possible.

To help you understand, the therapeutic properties contained within pure essential oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy. Fragrance oils do not hold any  therapeutic properties possessed by pure essential oils.  Hydrosols have no therapeutic properties of their own, plus they are considered a ‘by-product’ of the pure essential oil distillation process.  This is why it is being able  to identify and tell the differences between these three different oils can be difficult.

Essential Oils – Do NOT Buy Altered or Adulterated Products

Every individual essential oil is rendered from a unique plant. With costs rising, profit margins decreasing, many individuals, and companies are trying to cut costs, and ‘copy’ natural essential oils. The fact is, nature’s essential oils are expensive to produce.  Most important you need to understand, there are no healing properties, or therapeutic value to be found in adulterated or synthesized ‘copies’ of the original essential oils.

Pure Essential Oils Chemical Make-Up

Essential oil when produced consist of difficult to identify individual chemical components and are extremely complex substances and difficult to isolate.  Plus factors surrounding the growth of the plant itself, and how it is impacted by nature itself, make it ‘difficult’ at best, if not impossible to replicate factors related to growth and natures influence.  (Natural impacts are shown below, but the list is not an exclusive list.)

  • The weather.

  • What country a plant is grown in.

  • Soil quality – what condition is the soil chosen to grow the plant in.

  • What time of day is the plant harvested and distilled.

  • Even the altitude of the soil will impact the growth of the plant. For example, a lavender plant grown at a low altitude will have a different chemical structure, that a lavender play grown above 2000 feet.

When purchasing essential oils, you must be aware essential oils are sometimes sold as a pure product when, in reality they are not. Second, this altering of the essential oils may not be identified on the product label.  The most important thing you need to understand however, is a pure essential oil will not lose the therapeutic properties essential for the healing process, it will not be diluted, and it will not be chemically changed in any form.

Hydrosols Used in Aromatherapy

Flower water are also referred to as floral waters. Some properties of essential oils exist in hydrosols, because flower water is actually the waste water of a essential oils distillation produced. (Not oil)

Essential oil is thought of as a non water-soluble product, but some of the essential oil components actually dissolve in the water base, and can be blended with                   to make a plant hydrosol.  As a result of this, adulterated hydrosols can be found in circulation, being sold almost the same as essential oils.

Jasmine is one example of a ‘fake hydrosol and producing both the hydrolat, and the actual essential oil. Consider this essential oil carefully before purchasing it, because the process to make Jasmine ‘essential oil” is a process known as solvent extraction, as a result you can not buy a Jasmine product named ‘pure’.

Remember, the fragrance oil is quite popular within the USA, but they are completely synthetic, and do not contain any therapeutic properties like those within essential oils. Fragrance oil is used in the perfume industry, because the smell itself is the most important quality.

If the smell of the soy candle is all that is desired, not the healing properties of the scented soy candle itself, fragrance oil can actually be a cheaper alternative, as long as you remember the healing, therapeutic values of essential oils are non-existent in fragrance oil. Many home-made bath and beauty products are made by hobbyists, and small business owners because they are less expensive to use when producing their products.

Identify The Difference Between Fake Oils vs. Pure Essential Oils

Hopefully, this will make it a little easier for you to identify how to tell the difference between fake essential oils, pure essential oils, and hydrosol, or flower water.  By continuing to study the subtle differences between hydrosols, those who are selling fake essential oils, fragrance oils, and the real essential oils, you should be able to select a good supplier of pure essential oils, not substandard products.


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