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Taking Candle Courses On Line

  In 2008, I made a New Years Resolution to write a book on the science involved in making candles.  Like any resolution, it lasted until mid February.  I completed the Table of Contents, saved it in the File of Good Intentions and got back to work. I continued to teach in person, each time refining […] read more...

Technical Paper from IGI on Mottling Wax

This is a fairly indepth paper on the structural make up of IGI1274 and how the mottling is caused, and what can prevent it from forming.  The conclusion on the last page is most useful for the average candle maker. http://igiwax.com/uploads/articles/Mottling%20Technical%20Paper.pdf read more...

Reviewing Last Year

The Holiday Season catches a lot of our newer candle makers by surprise.  We often hear that they had no idea things were going to be so hectic and that next time around , they are starting in August and September to get ready. In many cases, the novice candle maker has no intention of […] read more...

Snowman Jar Candle with IGI4630

  A slab of wax will go a long way.  A 10 lb slab liquefies to approximately 5000 ml, or 160 oz .  In this project, the wax is ideal because it solidifies to a nice, clean white, sticks well to the jar, and allows for lots of fragrance!          I have […] read more...

Picking the right wax for the job…and using common sense.

The web can be a great place to get ideas, but some can be rather unsafe.  Having a bit of knowledge about candle wax and what makes candles burn differently will go a long way in preventing an unwanted outcome – because you are playing with fire! Take for instance this beautiful centerpiece   If you are at this […] read more...

How to candle making guide

How to Make Votives (makes 8 votives) One pound of IGI 4794-Premixed Votive Wax, one dye chip, 30 ml scent and 8 pretabbed self centering votive wicks, 8 votive molds.   Melt wax in double boiler or temperature controlled pot (not over direct heat) until 175 F, add dye chip and stir until dissolved. Add […] read more...