Seascape Gel Candles Tutorial

Seascape Gel Candles Tutorial

Gel candles are so much fun. Here is an easy tutorial on making this Seascape Gel Candle. Start by reading our previous post about gel candles which goes over some basic information and safety guidelines. Supplies needed: Melting pan Candle thermometer Plastic spoon Gel candle wax (enough to fill container) Clear glass containers Blue liquid candle dye Scissors Wick sustainer …

Gel Candles – General

Gel candles are in a class of their own. The gel wax and fragrances are a little different than that of traditional candles. And what can be created with gel candles is nothing short of amazing. From tropical drinks and champagne candles to garden and seashore scenes, the possibilities are endless. Gel candles produce a transparent candle perfect for embeds. …

Leaf Wrapped Candle

Leaf Wrapped Candle

While some of you might be candle makers, others may just want to create simple, crafty decor.  This easy to make design is perfect to decorate with in the fall and on Thanksgiving tables. Leaf Wrapped Candle Here’s a decorative candle that anybody can make, including children. It doesn’t involve a stove or hot wax, but still creates a stunning …

Pressed Flower Candles

Pressed Flower Candle Supplies needed: Double Boiler Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Wax (your choice suitable for container candles) Pillar mold Plain white candle thinner than the pillar mold and ½ in. shorter Scissors Newspaper Candle fragrance Dried flowers, leaves, or spices, such as cinnamon sticks Skewer Mold seal Wick holder Vegetable oil Paint brush You will need enough wax to …

Natural Colorants for Soap: Herbs, Botanicals, & Clays 1

Natural Candles – Coloring your Candles with Herbs and Spices

Natural Colorants You will not be able to find natural candle colorants off the shelf. In fact, naturally coloring soaps is not common, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Many herbs, flowers and other botanicals will clog your wick when added to candles for color. It’s all about method when it comes to coloring candles from botanicals. A …

Natural Candles – Scenting with Essential Oils

Essential Oils Not all essential oils can be used in candle making. In fact, a large number are not safe at all. Here is a list of essential oils that seem to work fine in candles. Be aware that the essential oils must be pure and all candles should undergo a burn test, which simply means that you should burn …

Making Natural Candles – Waxes & Wicks

Natural Waxes The following is a list of some natural waxes that can be used in candle making. Beeswax – A natural wax formed by bees to incubate their larvae. It has a golden color and a sweet scent. It burns slowly and is stickier and more expensive than paraffin. It comes in slabs, pastilles, and pre-rolled sheets, which can …

Eggshell Candle Tutorial

Want to dress up your table for the spring holidays? Try these lovely eggshell candles. Make them for yourself, or include them in a spring product line. These candles are unique and will attract attention from customers or family and friends. Supplies needed: Double Boiler Candle thermometer Wooden spoon Wax (your choice suitable for container candles) Eggs Thumbtack Glass containers …

Valentine Embedded Candle Tutorial Variation

Valentine Embedded Candle Tutorial Variation

A great variation to this tutorial is to give the embedded chunks some shape. When you are ready to cut your chunks, instead of using a paring knife to cut squares, use a small cookie cutter and cut the sheet of wax into hearts or other desired shapes. There is more than one variation you can choose to do. You …

Embedded Candle Tutorial

One of the things soap makers love about making candles is that many of the techniques used in making candles are similar to those in soap making. If you know how to do one, you can apply it to the other with ease. You can layer soaps and candles, add embedded shapes, mold them, and play with different colors and …

Sneak Peek - Candles, Sachets, & Lip Balms

Sneak Peek – Candles, Sachets, & Lip Balms

More sneak peeks from The Bonnie Bath Co. – A little home fragrance and some natural lip balms. More peeks coming soon!  The Bonnie Bath Co. offers handmade soaps, bath and body treats, and scents for the home. Many products are 100% natural or almost all natural, created in small batches using the finest quality ingredients, many of which are organic, …

Bleeding Candles for Halloween

How to Make Bleeding Candles for Halloween

“Bleeding” Candles for Halloween This variation to hand-dipped candles creates the illusion that the candle is bleeding or dripping blood, a great product to market for Halloween. Begin by reading this article titled Tapers and Twists (click here) to learn how to hand dip candles. This formula is based on already having this knowledge. Supplies needed: Paraffin wax Flat braided …