Guides & Recipes

9 04, 2019

Selling Your Candles

2022-10-18T13:16:49+01:009 April 2019|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

You have perfected your new craft and interest in your product is picking up. So, it is important that as a business owner, you are protected and compliant with Trading Standards. As well as, all legal aspects of selling your product. Hopefully, our simple guide will answer any questions you have and will provide all the information you need to know for selling on your candles and wax melts. The laws surrounding the selling of [...]

26 03, 2019

CLP Labelling – What You Need To Know

2023-02-24T16:44:10+00:0026 March 2019|FAQ|0 Comments

As a candle manufacturer and supplier, labelling your product correctly is the most crucial element of your business. Not only because failure to do so will see you breaking the law, but an incorrectly labelled product would void your insurance.   The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) stipulates that all new products with hazardous substances must be labelled with the relevant information. CLP information should be supplied with any non-cosmetic product containing a [...]

19 02, 2019

Easter Candle Basket Recipe

2022-10-19T15:36:46+01:0019 February 2019|Candle Making, Easter|0 Comments

Instead of gifting chocolates this Easter, why not do something more heart-felt and create a fun Easter basket? Whether you make it alone or involve the family, this is the gift that lasts longer than chocolate… Ingredients 800g of either Kerawax 4105 or Kerasoy 4130 3g of 10/937 Yellow Dye 3g of 60/1127 Lilac Dye 3g of 52/5561 Light Blue Dye 3g of 72/7427 Light Green Dye 50ML bottle of a Fragrance Oil of your [...]

29 01, 2019

3-Wick Mother’s Day Candle Recipe

2022-10-18T15:24:07+01:0029 January 2019|Candle Making, Mother’s Day|0 Comments

Why not show your Mum that there is more than just one layer to your love for her? Below is the recipe for making not just a 3-wick candle, but a 3-colour layered candle too! It's easy to make and guaranteed to put a smile on any Mum's face. Ingredients 500g of either Kerawax 4105 or Kerasoy 4130 3g of 60/1127 Lilac Dye 3g of 39/4327 Pink Dye 3g of 35/4141 Light Rose Pink Dye [...]

29 01, 2019

Mother’s Day Candle Gift Set Guide

2022-10-18T15:21:21+01:0029 January 2019|Candle Making, Mother’s Day|0 Comments

Everyone wants to spoil their Mum on Mother's Day, so why not take your time and create her a unique gift she will love. This candle gift set is easy to make, and you can add anything you like to personalise it further. Follow our step by step guide to make your own Mother's Day candles in the comfort of your own home. Ingredients 650g of either Kerawax 4105 or Kerasoy 4130 100g of either [...]

14 08, 2018

Pillar Candle Making Guide

2022-10-18T15:18:29+01:0014 August 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Before you get started making a pillar candle, you need to ensure that your work space is clean and clear, and you have the following items to hand: Ingredients A heat source to melt the wax Double boiler or pan inside a pan to melt the wax in Your mould for making your candle Something to stir the wax with Thermometer Pouring Jug Clothes peg or hair slide to hold wick in place Method Taking [...]

14 08, 2018

Container Candle Making Guide

2022-10-18T14:25:30+01:0014 August 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Before you get started making a candle, you need to ensure that your workspace is clean and clear and you have the following items to hand: A heat source to melt the wax Double boiler or pan inside a pan to melt the wax in Something to stir the wax with Thermometer Pouring Jug A wick centering tool / Clothes peg / hair slide to hold wick Method Step 1 - Pour your wax (the [...]

24 07, 2018

Wicking A Candle Container or Mould

2022-10-18T14:25:16+01:0024 July 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Candle Container When using pre-waxed wicks with tabs, it is simply a case of using either a glue tab or molten wax to adhere this to the bottom of your container (ensure this is central). Then you will need to use an item to hold the wick in place and pulled taut (I normally use pegs or hair clips). If you are using a raw wick, please see below.   Candle Mould When wicking your [...]

5 06, 2018

Mosaic Candle Technique Guideline

2022-10-18T14:50:38+01:005 June 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Here we have another candle making technique for you to sink your teeth into. The mosaic candle has more to it, which means it will take longer to create your final masterpiece. This technique will need to be done over a period of a couple of days. However, the result is well worth the time taken to make it. I would recommend that this is done with a pillar candle for maximum effect, but you [...]

5 06, 2018

Marble Candle Technique Guide

2022-10-18T14:04:26+01:005 June 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Welcome to the world of making candles. Whether you are experienced or new to candles marbling is a great technique for getting creative. A marble candle is the effect caused by blending two or more colours to achieve a smoky effect. To get started, you want to follow the normal guidelines for making a container candle as seen below: Method Step 1 - Select your container, measure out the correct amount of wax you need [...]

22 05, 2018

Candle Making Key Terms

2022-10-17T13:45:28+01:0022 May 2018|FAQ|0 Comments

 Candle Making Key Terms Explained Burn Pool The burn pool of a candle is the pool of molten (melted) wax surrounding the wick, it is this wax that is drawn up through the wick and combusted via the flame. As you can see by this picture the melt pool covers the entire candle and therefore you are getting the maximum burn time and efficiency out of your candle. There is no wasted wax at the [...]

24 04, 2018

Percentages And Measurements When Making Candles

2022-10-18T13:19:38+01:0024 April 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

Wax to Container % Fill container/mould with water, measure the amount of water and round up to the nearest 10ml. Deduct 20% from that figure and that is the number of grams you need – so: For example:495ml of water in the container/mould – round up to 500mlDeduct 20% from that figure (100) giving you 400 - so you need 400g of wax. This method is suitable for both Paraffin wax and Soy Wax. Wick [...]

3 04, 2018

Temperature Guidelines

2022-10-18T13:24:30+01:003 April 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

When candle making, the importance of temperatures in every stage of the process cannot be underestimated, as doing everything at the right temperature is key to creating a successful candle. Below are our recommended temperatures for each stage of making the perfect candle, including different temperatures required for different products where necessary; Melting your wax and adding your dye; KeraWax 4600 Paraffin Pillar Wax – 65°C KeraWax 4105 Paraffin Container Wax – 60°C KeraSoy 4130 [...]

27 03, 2018

Weighing Your Fragrance Oil

2022-10-18T13:27:44+01:0027 March 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|0 Comments

Accurately weighing out fragrance oils is essential when making multiple candles to ensure consistency throughout and one way to achieve this is to use percentages. Generally, you will be looking to achieve a 6% fragrance load but would not want to exceed 12% for most waxes. You will need a set of sensitive high accuracy digital scales. How to weigh Fragrance Oil Use only a set of dedicated candle scales for the job How much [...]

13 03, 2018

Ice Cave Candle Technique Guide

2022-10-18T13:38:42+01:0013 March 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Welcome to creative ice cave candle technique guide. The ice cave technique is the perfect experiment for those wanting to achieve an unusual effect whilst burning the candle. As the ice melts and the wax cools, little caves are made in the candle. This not only creates a funky texture but causes a great glow as the candle burns down. This technique is most effective when used on pillar candles as opposed to container, however [...]

20 02, 2018

How To Use Fragrance Oils

2022-10-18T13:52:14+01:0020 February 2018|Candle Making, FAQ|2 Comments

Fragrance Oils (as opposed to Essential Oils) are manufactured oils and contain synthetic constituents enabling, through the effective mix of these ingredients, the production of a large variety of delightful fragranced candles and other products such as soap and diffusers. Proportion of Fragrance Oil to Wax Candle making is a highly enjoyable hobby, but it must be remembered that it is almost never an exact science. The art of creation is through experimentation. Therefore, it [...]

6 02, 2018

Candle Making FAQs

2022-10-17T13:38:49+01:006 February 2018|Candle Making, FAQ, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Discover Candle Making FAQs And Answers  Appearance Related Problems Why does my candle sink in the middle when cooling? This is known as a sink hole and is quite normal so don't be overly concerned - this happens to everybody, even the professionals. This reaction is caused by the wax shrinking as it cools and there are a few options to try to avoid or rectify this. You can pour the wax at a lower temperature [...]

30 01, 2018

Creative Candle Making Ideas

2022-10-18T13:51:42+01:0030 January 2018|Candle Making|0 Comments

Explore our creative candle making ideas from re-using old candle wax to layered candles. Re-use Old Candle Wax Candle wax deposits from previously used candles can be re-melted to create new candles. You can create intriguing colours of candles by mixing leftovers of different coloured used candles. Try to make sure that there are no pieces of burnt wick in the mix. You can also place these chunks of wax into the new candles you [...]

24 01, 2018

Troubleshooting Candle Making Problems

2022-10-17T13:33:55+01:0024 January 2018|Candle Making, Troubleshooting|0 Comments

Are you experiencing issues with your homemade candle, such as tunnelling wax or  the wick generating smoke? We have put together a troubleshooting candle making problems guide with key terms and issues explained. Below is a list of the most common problems that arise from candle making. Even the best among us can experience these issues occasionally. Always be patient with your candle making and enjoy the hobby, becoming more adapt as you become more [...]

17 01, 2018

Beginners Guide to Candle Making

2022-10-17T13:24:35+01:0017 January 2018|Candle Making|2 Comments

Welcome to our beginners guide to candle making.  Preparation You must first decide what kind of candle wax, dyes and oils you want to use to make your candle. Remember that part of the fun of this is experimenting and trying different combinations. You may choose to start with smaller moulds or containers when experimenting. You will see from our Candle Wax listing, there are several different types of wax to choose from. As a [...]


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