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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. 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.

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

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. Wax Types
A broad overview of the types of wax available to candle makers.

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

8. Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Super handy tips and tricks for new candle makers and seasoned candle makers alike! Everyone has different ways of doing things. Maybe something here can help you or maybe you want to share some of your great tips and tricks of the trade.

9. Using a Pouring Pot
I always recommend pouring melted wax from the double boiler into a pouring pot. Using a pouring pot reduces the chance of spilling melted wax and makes filling molds/containers easier and safer.

10. 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!



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