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  • Start Soy Candle Business Make Money From Home September 15, 2012
    Make Money From Home Start a Soy Candle Business From Home  Hello thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I will assume since you reading this perhaps you discovered the Great American dream of going to college, working 40 hours a week, and retiring in 40 years no longer works in the USA. So I set out to help [...] […]
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Candle Maker Tips, Tricks, and Techniques


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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).


How to Make Scented Soy Candles and Tealights

Learn How You Can Make Your Own Scented Soy Candles and Tealights!!



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Delicious Richly Scented Soy Candles Delight All!

Scented Soy Candle Making Together Is a Holiday Delight!

Have fun at Christmas as a family!

Richly Scented Soy Candles Delight All

Delicious Soy Candles Brings Fragrant Scents To Holidays

Everybody loves rich, aromatic, delicously scented soy candles. A few things will be important for you understand before you begin attempting to start making soy candles for your home based candle business, personal hobby, or just for gifts. However, there is an art to the process, and the uneducated novice can easiliy make “expensive” mistakes. Making errors in judgment can be costly, even dangerous because you may waste the soy wax, essential oil or fragrance oils, even candle wicks, or possibly even cause a fire from improper wicking.

You need to decide before jumping into any project, exactly what you want to make. Once you have made that decision, then you need to purchase the correct wicks for your particular soy candle wax, and even candle type you intend to make. Pillars, tea lights, votive candles will all need different sizes and lengths.  How much fragrance  or essential oil will your particular candle wax will hold. What’s to much, what’s too little? Third, but equally important, is the type of wax you are purchasing right for the candle you desire to make?

When mixing soy candle waxes with fragrance or essential oils there are known techniques that need to be followed or problems can occur. Take a look at  some of the problems I have seen frequently occuring, which I have posted on my FAQ page.

Plus everyone wants the most fragrant candes possible. So learn how to do it right, keep records of what you do, how you do it. (My book provides a test record sheet) Overtime, you will save yourself many repeats of failures, and the abiltiy to reproduce successes. When you find that “one” candle idea that gives you your own Unique Selling Proposition, don’t find out to late, you don’t remember what you did.

Have fun, and don’t forget how important candle safety is. Read the candle safety articles so you are informed, and follow all safety guidelines outlined in my books. Click Scented Soy Candles to obtain your copy of How to Make Scented Soy Candles and Tealights, Candle Makers Tips, Tricks, and Techniques.How to Start a Candle Making Business from Home, and Scenting Your Soy Wax Candles.

How to Make Your Own Scented Soy Candles

How to Make Your Own Scented Soy Candles

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Now you can discover how to make your own scented soy candles, coffee mug candle gifts, tea lights, melts, brides maid and wedding reception gifts, votives, pillar even container candles!

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How to Make Scented Soy Candle and Tea light Books

How to Make Soy Candles and Tealights” is just what you are looking for.

Owning all four books will give you everything you need to get started. It does not matter if you are a looking to start a home based business to earn full time income, or supplement your income… It does not matter if you are a stay-at-home mom or a teen looking to earn some e xtra income. It does not matter if you are just a hobbyist wanting to make soy candles just for grins and giggles with your kids.

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The final Free Bonus Book with purchase contains detailed instructions on Scenting Your Soy Wax Candles,” making sure everything you want is here!

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Happy Mothers Day To All You Beautiful Ladies!

Happy Mother’s Day!

This post is for all the beautiful ladies who are so loved by their spouses, family, friends, and loved ones! I walked outside, and found these Irises had survived yesterday’s Las Vegas 95 degree heat, so I decided I really wanted to share them with you.

Scented Soy Candle Mother's Day Salute!

My Mom's Favorite Color

That’s the nice thing about having a blog on my website. I can do this.

I decided to share my flowers with you just so I could wish all of you..  “Happy Mother’s Day!”

My mother’s favorite color was this shade of purple. I am rather fond of it now myself, thanks to her.


Mother's Day Soy Candle Holder Gift Ideas

Great Mother's Day Gift Idea

These salt lamp tea-light candle holders are my favorite gifts to give because the salt lamps give off the smell of freshness into the air when soy tea light candles are burned inside them, causing them to warm up.  The first time I burned them on was on this counter top. Good thing, there was such a beautiful place mat under them because I  was shocked to find it covered with moisture. Something in the ion process makes them attract water.

I have a couple of articles about the Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps for candles if you are interested in reading more.

(Place mat made by my friends mother. Thank you!)


In loving memory of the special ladies in my life. My Grandmother’s Olive and Helen, Grandma Creviston, my Mom Betty, Mother-In-Law Arlene, and Aunt Loraine.  Love all of you!!

Ditto from all the bros!

Love you Jennifer, Christina, Teri, Beth, Sheryl, Sunny, and Karen!

I am so grateful, there aren’t enough words. Thanks for blessing my life, and teaching me so much about love, kindness, flowers, and beauty just to name a few things. And our national parks…………… mom and dad.

The rest of you special ladies I will be calling & you know who you are. Love you too!


Mother’s Day Soy Candle Gift Ideas

How to Make Your Mother A Special Soy Candle Gift For Mothers’ Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day so what better way to say I love you than to make her a special Mother’s Day candle?

Make a Soy Candle For Mother's Day Gift

Floating Soy Candle Roses

What’s her favorite scent, her special color? Will you want to make some rose scented soy candles to go with a bouquet of roses you plan to give her? Or how about some floating candles? I have some heart-shaped and rose shaped candle molds that make very nice floating candles for bathtubs, or to float in the punch bowl.

Or how about making mom a special personalized candle?

Here’s just one idea that I think that would be great even for smaller children to make a unique candle decoration to give their mother on her day. And what fun you can have making them together! (Yes, adult supervision is recommended for the little kids!)

Here’s a nice touch, fill flower vases with fresh flowers or fruit’s and set a floating candle on top to complete the decoration.

Use candles with colors that complement your fruit or flower color scheme is a nice way to tie it all together.

The instructions are simple. Here’s what you will need:

  • Fresh flowers or fruit
  • Floating rose candles or soy melts
  • Glass container or flower vase
  • Water
Instructions:

1. Fill the flower vase about half full of fresh flower tops, or the fruit of your choice. If you decide to use a citrus like oranges, lemons, or limes, be sure to slice them before adding them into the vase.

2. Slowly fill the container with water, stopping ~ 2 inches from the top. Place your floating candle gently on top of the water so your candle continues to float.

A word of caution, don’t use just any candle wax if you intend to float your candle in water with anything edible, or that you will drink. I wouldn’t want paraffin wax anywhere near my food or liquid refreshments, because it’s made from petroleum-based products. Also when making your own floating soy candles, I would be very selective of the color used, and the fragrance in any floating candle I use around any liquid that might later be consumed.

Click Scented Soy Candles to find out how you can get your own books showing you step-by-step exactly how to make homemade soy candles.

Teacup Scented Soy Wax Candles

Soy Wax Candles In Teacups Another Great Soy Candle Gift Idea

Teacup Scented Soy Candles

Gift idea soy candle in a teacup

Shopping around for soy candle containers I decided to see what I could find walking into my local discount stores. Uniqueness is really important especially in the beginning, when you are trying to set yourself apart from any competition. This is very important to remember as you are creating your own home based soy candle business. Since so many people are trying to get started making income from home on a shoestring, I decided to show you another idea on how to make a one-of-a-kind scented soy candle. Plus showing you another idea on how to find low, or no cost candle containers.

Make A Soy Teacup Candle

Make A Soy Teacup Candle

Many ”beautiful” Teacups and Saucers can be found in thrift stores. They make a really beautiful addition to any product line you might be trying to sell, or just to use as a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or perhaps a special occasion.

Here are items you will need to make Teacup Candles:

You Will Need The Following:

1. Teacups (the saucer is optional)  I found these at the local Salvation Army Thrift Store. 
2. Soy Candle Container Wax (I buy mine from Candlewic.) 
3. Candle Wick (Make sure the wick will be a minimum of 1″ taller than the top of the teacup)
4. Candle dye and Candle Scent (optional)
5. Stacking Pour Pots (Make a double boiler)
6. Thermometer
7. Hot Glue Gun

Teacup Soy Candle Directions:

Place a Wick In The Teacup Candle Container

Set a Candlewick In Your Soy Teacup Container

1. First wash saucer and teacup, and wipe them completely dry.

(You don’t want water in the wax, or water spots on your finished teacup or saucer.)

2. Select a candle wick, adhere it to the bottom center of the teacup using your hot glue gun. (I use a the hollowed out portion of a bic pen, run my candlewick into it, because it makes it easier to press the wick in place exactly where i want it.)

3.  Center your candle wick and hold it in place on the top of the candle container. (I use the glue to hold the wick on the dowel, and a bit on the side of the container to hold the dowel centered while I am making the candle).

4. Add wax into your double boiler, melt it, and add dye and fragrance following a soy candle recipe, or manufacture’s directions.

5. Pour melted wax into your teacup container.

6. Let candle cure for a minimum of 24-48 hours before lighting.

Wick A Soy Candle In A Teacup

Scented Soy Candles Teacup Candle

7. Trim candle wick to 1/4 inch before lighting it.

To give you a better idea on how inexpensive it was for me to buy two sets of teacups, I bought two separate cups and saucers for only $2.00.  When I am making these candles at home, I will make up more than one type of candle in different containers to maximize my time.  Because they are unique, and can be gift wrapped very nicely, these will quickly sell for a nice little profit.

Making scented soy candles can be a very lucrative home based business model, for more information on how to get started including writing a business plan, scenting your soy candles, complete instructional guide books on how to make soy candles and tealights can be found on the homepage of Scented Soy Candles. Click here.

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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.


Click here to return to the home page of Scented-Soy-Candles.com where you will find more complete guidebooks on how to make soy candles and tealights from the comfort of your own home.

Himalayan Soy Candle Tea light Holder – Mother Nature’s Air Freshener


Soy Candle Tealight Holder - Mother Nature’s Air Freshener

Soy Candle Tealight Holder - Mother Nature’s Air Freshener

 Salt Lamp or Soy Candle Tea Light Holder –

Either Way, You Reap The Benefits!

Went out of town, and down the road a bit for the 4th of July holiday. Rarely do I have time to take the day off since I started going back to college. Reluctantly I agreed to do the tourist thing with my friend, and just check out the shops in an old historic town and look around. When I went into this rock shop while I was away from Las Vegas, I stumbled upon something so exciting I have to share it with my Scented Soy Candles fans, and candle business associates.

The picture you see is my new Himalayan salt crystal tea light candle holder. I love burning my own scented soy candles and tea lights, but the glowing light my candle holder gives off is special.

But that’s not the best part!

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How to Start (NOT) Soy Candle Buisness

Starting a Soy Candle Business Pitfalls to Avoid

I found a really interesting article about the start up issues involved with a company as they started to get off the ground. Below is the original title of the article, and the link to read the rest of the article.

How to (not) Start a Candle Company

A brief excerpt:

The following is about my experience with starting a Candle Company (Zionsvillecandlecompany) from SCRATCH,  Click here to read the rest of the article…


For more information on how to make money and get your own scented soy candle business opportunity off the ground, please follow this link to return to the home page of Scented Soy Candles.