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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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Posts Tagged ‘Make Soy Candles’

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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Does loving what you do, and making money from home appeal to you? Are you out of income or on a fixed income? Get everything you need to know to start your own home based candle making business right now. Just watch.

  

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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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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.

Candle Safety Labels Have Industry Standards

Candle Safety Labels Must Follow Candle Industry Standards

In the United States, candles must be labeled with safety information following specific guidelines developed by the ASTM International standards organization.

These guidelines are relevant in the United States, and are often reviewed by international regulation authorities and candle organizations worldwide.

Because fires resulting from candles were on the increase,during 1997 the National Candle Association got involved at the request of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to lead the way in pioneering an ASTM subcommittee for the purposeof developing improved candle fireworks safety standards.

Membership on the ASTM subcommittee on candle products includes safety organizations, fire officials, the CPSC, and members of the NCA and other interested parties.

This has resulted in the publication of six ASTM candle standards. Two standards are reference standards.

Key ASTM Standards for Candles*

Cautionary Labeling Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2058
Effective Since: 2000   Revised October 2007

Safety” labels have exact rules as to what is to be said, where the label is to be placed and the typesize (which varies according to the size of the labeling panel).

This standard sets forth specifications for the warning label that cautions consumers to always burn a candle within sight; to keep candles away from things that can catch fire; and to keep candles out of the reach of children.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Candle Fire Safety Labeling

Heat Strength of Glass Containers Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2179
Effective Since: 2002

This safety standard sets specific scratch test and temper specifications for the correct annealing of glass containers used for candles in addition to thermal shock differential requirements.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Annealed Soda-Lime-Silicate Glass Containers that are Produced for Use as Candle Containers

Fire-Safety Design Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2417
Effective Since: 2004

This fire-safety design standard specifies acceptable flame height, freedom from secondary ignition, stability and end of useful life requirements.

Reference title: Standard Specification for Fire Safety for Candles

Candle Accessories Standard

Reference #: ASTM F-2601
Effective Since: May 2007

Specifications are established in this standard for labeling and testing candle accessories for fire-safety manufacture. (Including potpourri burners, candle burners and candle rings. ) It is anticipated by 2008 the standard will be enlarged to include candle holders and other accessories.

Reference title:  Standard Specification for the Fire Safety for Candle Accessories

*Please be advised these are only descriptions of the standards to give a basic idea of the material covered. They are not the actual specifications. The actual ASTM standards are copyrighted by ASTM International. As of the date of this article copies of the actual standards may be purchased for download at www.ASTM.org. The charge to purchase each standard is roughly $39 each.



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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.


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


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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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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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