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Here are the top ten articles for the Candlemaking Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Melting Point, Pour Point, Flash Point
Candle wax melting point is the specific temperature at which the wax will changes from solid to liquid. This can be different from your recommended pouring temperature. A lower melting point is great for container candles and a higher melting point for molded candles.
2. Importance of Measuring Accurately
As a candle maker and any other craftsman, we deal with weights and measures on a day to day basis. Making a consistent quality candle requires accurate measuring of your key ingredients.
3. Hobby Lobby Candle Supplies - Review
A review of supplies purchased from the local Hobby Lobby craft store.
4. Wood Wick Research & Test Results
Wood Wick test results and ideas. This will help you to get started using the wood wick technique for making a unique line of candles. Crackling wood wicks are perfect for the cooler seasons.
5. Cleaning Candle Molds & Melting Pots
Easy methods for cleaning your candle molds and equipment. These tips will help you get the job done right.
6. Ugly Candles Need Love Too
Turn your not-quite-right candles into something you can love. This article will help you salvage your candles with mishaps and cure them of the ugly duckling syndrome. Nobody has to know the candle was a near disaster!
7. Flaming Snowball Candles
Think of glistening snowballs all around the house - without the puddles! These cheery snowball candles will brighten up any room. A great way for those in the tropics to have a little snow too. Think of the irony of having snowballs on your fireplace mantel. Try them - you'll like them!
In candlemaking, there are a wide variety of wax additives used to achieve certain effects.
9. Layered Container Candles
A delicious caramel apple layered candle in a round container. This little gem will fill your house with the sweet smells of the caramel apple season. This looks good enough to take a bite out of.
10. How to make a candle tart
Candle tarts are small wickless like candles that are melted in a special container or candle warmer. They are simply placed in a wax potpourri warmer and lit below by an unscented tea light candle or electric warmer.
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