Top Ten candlemaking Articles

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

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

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

6. Making Gel Candles
How to make Gel candles is very easy and fun to do. It´s something I have not covered much of since I truly enjoy working with wax candles. A gel candle is a nice change of pace and can add a different touch to any room. The appeal of making gel candles is the transparency of the gel.

7. 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.

8. Candlemaking Associations
If Candlemaking is your hobby or your looking to start a business, associating with Candle organizations will increase your own knowledge and exposure.

9. 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!

10. Fire Starters
Use up your scrap wax for this useful project. Old candle remnants are given a new life and purpose. On those cool nights, you can stoke up a nice fire in no time and you're ready to sit back and conjure up images - or at least keep toasty warm.

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