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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. 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.

3. Cleaning Candle Molds & Melting Pots
Easy methods for cleaning your candle molds and equipment. These tips will help you get the job done right.

4. Patio Candles
Bug Fighting Patio Candles - Economical and stylish patio candles that help keep away the bugs/

5. Hobby Lobby Candle Supplies - Review
A review of supplies purchased from the local Hobby Lobby craft store.

6. 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.

7. Additives
In candlemaking, there are a wide variety of wax additives used to achieve certain effects.

8. 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!

9. Happy Hour Candle
A festive happy hour chunk candle in a hurricane glass. Great for summer parties or chasing the winter blues away. Easy and cute too!

10. Making your own candle wicks
A candle wick works by capillary action, where it transports melted wax to the flame. As the melted wax reaches the flame it vaporizes and is burned. Primed wicks lightly coated with wax aids in lighting the candle. When your wick burns it pulls melted wax to the flame and continues burning.



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