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  • Scented Soy Candles New iPad Application for Videos February 14, 2012
    New iPad Application for Making Scented Soy Candle Videos Every once in awhile a new form of technology comes along that excites me so much. This new iPad application from TalkFusion just thrills me because I will be able to be so much more flexible when creating Scented Soy Candle videos. Imagine being able to create a video [...] […]
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Soy Wax Melting Safety Concerns

Soy Wax Melting Safety Tips For Scented Soy Candles

Learn What Not to Do When You Burn Soy Candles

Here is what not to do when you burn your soy candles

Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving are coming soon, and more people make, use, and give candles as gifts then any other time of the year. So I just wanted to urge everyone not to forget safety concerns.

Learn how long to burn soy candles, how to trim the candle wicks each time, and how to prevent tunneling which the candle on the left exhibits.  When candle wax burns down to the base of a glass container, there is a risk the glass could shatter from the heat. The spilling wax, and flames could start a fire. (Click here for more safety tips)

When you work with flammable candle wax making candles you must be extremely vigilant, and NEVER get distracted for any reason.

This is just one of the many reasons, I only make candles using soy wax. Although soy candle wax has a higher flash point than paraffin wax, spontaneous combustion will still occur if the wax is allowed to overheat. 

The melting point of soy wax is normally between temperatures of 110°F and 130 °F. While water boils at 212° F, well below flash point’s of soy waxes, or paraffin wax.

Understanding the flash point of  every wax you use is very important. Each one can be different. When any wax reaches it’s given flash point it will burst into flames by itself. You must understand the wax may not bubble or smoke, and when it explodes flaming wax can be thrown in every direction.

Avoid this potential catastrophe! Don’t risk burning down your home, or serious injury. Always use a double boiler, or a candle wax melter when you are making your candles, and follow all candle making instructions, and read any instructions from the candle wax  manufacturer. A word to the wise – if the wax is smoking it’s too hot .

Never melt wax in a microwave! You cannot control the temperature wax is heated up to, and microwaves vary tremendously in output strength. For example, the butter in my microwave peanut brittle recipe burns in one microwave, and does not finish cooking in another microwave because of lower wattage.

Several soy waxes I’ve looked at recently have flash points between 450°F and 600°F.  In comparison, many paraffin waxes list flash points near 395°F.  The melting point of soy wax between temperatures of 110°F and 130 °F

Just one more thing. Never burn candles in front of open windows where curtains may be blown towards them from a breeze. Never burn candles where children or pets are, because they will always do the unexpected.

Let’s have a happy, healthy, wealthy, and joyously prosperous holiday season!

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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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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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Soy Pillar Candles Christmas Crochet Base

Soy Wax Pillar Candles Enhanced With Festive Christmas Crocheted Base.

Here is a really good video I found on YouTube showing how to make a decorative crocheted base for a pillar candle to make it more festive for the Christmas Holiday.

There is actually an entire series of videos (11 to be exact) showing step by step how he did this.  I am only going to embed the final video so you can see the finished candle base.  The rest of the videos can be viewed by searching for mikessmail on YouTube.

Hope you enjoy this pillar candle base for all you crafty candle making crochet fans.

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Scented Soy Candles Articles Ezine Article Information

Hi everyone,

Well I am slowly being able to publish more articles. However, the recent ones have been posted at EzineArticles. So to make sure you are able to see them, I added a new web page under my Articles Tab with a second RSS feed pulling in all of the articles. Here is the link to Scented Soy Candles EzineArticles Page for your convenience.

The latest articles I was able to write about include the healing powers of aromatherapy, and another on why organic soy candle wax is ideal for making aromatherapy candles.  For anyone who is interested in making their own soy wax massage candles, I think you should read the article about organic soy candle wax. In my opinion, you will be wanting to make them as pure as possible, since you will be using the warm soy candle wax on naked skin. Also, certain essential oils are really strong, so you need to develop your knowledge about using them especially when you are making aromatherapy scented soy candles, or when you are making soy wax massage candles.

Thanks again for all of your positive comments, and support!

Organic Soy Candle Wax is Ideal For Making Aromatherapy Candles

Hopefully this will add the RSS feed to my articles authored on EzineArticles. If so then you will be able to read the lastest article written on how the perfect medium for making soy wax aromatherapy candles is all natural organic soy candle wax. It’s also exceptional when used for warm wax massages.

Will post the article, then see how it works out…

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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!  

 The oil spill is really bothering me, expecially watching it as it is moving with the oceanic currents.

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

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Making Scented Soy Candles Beginner Tips

Scented Soy Candles Tips on How to Make Candles for Beginners

I found a really nice article authored by Matt Droves today. It discusses the positive qualities of making scented soy candles, a mini history on the background of soy candle wax, he even discussed melting temperatures of the soy candle wax to preserve the white color of the soy wax, which I commend him for. He then goes on to discuss the additional of scents.

You might find this article an interesting read. To see the rest of the article click here.

Knowing the Different Kinds of Candle Making Wax

Knowing the Different Kinds of Candle Making Wax

White Scented Soy Wax Pillar Candle

Author Callum Vincent shares his knowledge about Candle Waxes with us.

As the popularity of candles as a whole continues to soar, the demand for candle making material also continues to rise perennially. From among the various constituent elements that are required form, needless to say, candle making wax holds center stage as it is the primary ingredient. While candles in the yesteryears were made from tallow, which was essentially animal fat – something relatively easily available in those days, these candles also had distinct disadvantages in terms of a distinct foul smell as well as emission of heavy smoke.

Knowing the Different Kinds of Candle Making Wax is a good beginning. Click here to see the rest of the article.  Soy candles are also an object of discussion.