Candle Making Tips and Tricks

The “Candle Making Tips and Tricks” category provides helpful advice, techniques, and suggestions to improve the candle-making process. These tips and tricks may include advice on choosing the right wick for a particular candle, achieving desired fragrance strength, perfecting candle color, and troubleshooting common candle-making problems. This category is an excellent resource for both beginner and experienced candle makers looking to enhance their skills and produce high-quality candles.

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 to break down the wax, and the soy wax heavily frosts. I have some older …

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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 remember they are at more risk for fire.

wax melts

Do you add water when melting wax?

You do not add water when melting wax. Candle wax is an oil-based product and will not mix with water. You do not add additional water when melting wax melts in a wax burner. Wax melts are ready out-of-the-package.