painted candles

Can you paint candles?

Yes. If you are making pillar candles the outside can be painted with acrylic paint. The paint is not in the melt pool and does not interfere with the wick. This type of candle often will tunnel or not completely…

how to make candles at home

How to Make Candles at Home

Make Easy Candles in 6 Steps Before you start – candle making can be messy. Cover your area with something protective like newspaper or plastic. I always wear an apron! All candles require testing. I have included affiliate links to…

candle sand

How to Make Candle Sand DIY

Candle sand is a soy blend, often with paraffin wax, that has been processed into tiny beads. Both waxes are melted together and while hot, sprayed on a cooled steel barrel. The barrel is scraped off as it turns. This…

white butterfly on lavender

Fragrance Descriptions

Group Fragrance Name Fragrance Description Floral African Violet Strong violet fragrance with hints of other florals and juniper berries as an exfoliant. Spice Almond Coconut Roasted almonds blended with tropical coconuts. Spice Almond Spice Our roasted almond fragrance mixed with…

wooden wick candle

Wooden Wick Candle Making 

Candle making is a fun experience, especially for those who adore creativity. If you’re a DIY kind of person, then you’re going to love the experience of wooden wick candle making. If you get better at it, you can also…

candle wax in an air-tight container

Does Soy Wax Expire?

Soy wax does expire. It has a shelf life of about 2-3 years if stored properly in an air-tight container. Candle wax made from soy wax has a shelf life of about 2 years. After that, the fragrance oil begins…

candles with flowers

Can I put flowers in my candles?

You can put flowers in your candles. Many pillar candles are decorated around the outside of the candle with flowers and accessories. Container candles are often decorated with flowers on top. The key is to never leave them unattended and…

how to make geode candles

How to Make a Geode Candle

Making a specialty candle such as a geode candle can be a lot of fun and a great way to express your inner artist. This candle is a pillar candle shaped in the form of a bowl with intricate designs…