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  • Thanksgiving Soy Pillar Candle Centerpiece November 6, 2011
    Making A Thanksgiving Soy Pillar Candle Centerpiece is Fun! For the purpose of this demonstration, I will post my YouTube video showing how to make a thanksgiving centerpiece with a scented soy wax pillar candle. When you make your own homemade candles you will want to use them everywhere. Combining candles, fall flowers, colors, scents and [...] […]
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Archive for the ‘Candle Wicks for Soy Wax’ Category

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!

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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!

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* 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.

Gardenia Scented Soy Candles – How to Double Wick Candles

My friend Shirley, (also the lady I just moved in) with raved about my gardenia scented soy candle when she walked into the house yesterday. Yes, I have been busy, because I just made more gardenia scented soy candles for our house.

In the video I used the fragrance Tangerine, but we really love the clean smell of Gardenia.  Shirley loved the fact our whole house smelled so fresh, I wanted to post my YouTube Video under GreenGardenerGal so you can see how I made the double wick scented soy candles.

Return to home page of Scented Soy Candles to see special promotion on the book “How to Make Soy Candles and Tea Lights!”

Candlewic Candle Making Supplies is having a Super Sale

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Hurry! Offer ends on 6/10!

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Make Your Scented Soy Candle Business Blow Away Competition

Scented Soy Candle Ebook Images

Scented Soy Candle Ebook Images

Beat the competition!        Make it “no contest!

Find your own unique selling propostion (USP) when you want to make your start-up scented soy candle home based business stand apart from everyone else in the crowd. Make their offerings just HOHUMDRUM ordinary candles.  When you develop a loyal customer base, they will come back to you time and time again to buy, expanding your sales revenue.

Here’s a new twist to consider. Promote going green. So how do you sell exceptional scented soy candles better than anyone else’s? Read the rest of this entry »

Want to Go Green Use All Natural Scented Soy Candles

Another Way to Go Green Use Natural Soy Candles 

Use an Electric Candle Warmer vs. Soy Candle Wax Melter

Breath Cleaner Air With Natural Scented Soy Candles

If you are interested in seeing a few more of my articles, I have started writing as an expert author on EzineArticles. My first article was about if you want to go green, then one convert to making or using 100% USA all natural scented soy candles. Every step we take is important.

You can Google the title ”Going Green – Use Natural Scented Soy Candles”  or in EzineArticles search for Debra Hardy to see more if you want.

Thanks for your support!  

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Click here to see books that are available to help you start your own successful scented soy candle making production.

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Candlewic’s Spring Sale Ends Thursday, April 29th

Candlewic’s Spring Sale is Here!

Hurry, Limited Time Offer by Candlewic. Sale ends on Thursday, April 29th.

That is right, Candlewic is having their Spring Sale! There are 4 sales to choose from.  25% off 1 lb Scents, Free Pouring Pot, 50% off 1 lb EVO Dyes, or BOGO Wicks.

Click here to access the savings at Candlewic.

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Scented Soy Candles Video How to Double Wick

Double Wick Scented Soy Candle How to Video

Double Wick Scented Soy Candle How to Video

How To Make Double Wicked Scented Soy Candles Video

When it gets right down to it, the larger container candles need more candle wick. This is necessary to provide the appropriate amount of heat required to create a melt pool that fully covers the candle surface. If you do not have the correct wick sizes, or quantites, tunneling will occur because the full surface of the wax is not consumed as the wax is burned.

See the article I wrote on candle burning problems for more specifics.

So on that note, I made this double wicked scented soy candle using a tangerine fragrance, and turned it into a video. Because wick placement correct wick placement is so important, I showed you one of the ways that I use the wicks in combination with a dowel rod, and a glue gun to secure the candle wicks exactly where I want them before I pour the soy candle wax.

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My soy candle wick is burning itself out

Soy Candle Wicks Burning Out Problem

Reply to: My soy candle wick is burning itself out, how do I fix the problem?

I would suggest that you check the length of your candlewick. Is it to short?  If you are trimming the wick  shorter than 1/4 inch, the flame can be extinguished by the melting soy wax as it pools around the candle.   Also, if your candle wick is to small, it will not consume the soy candle wax. Soy candle wax is a fuel for the wick to burn, and it will drown from lack of combustion.