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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.
In candlemaking, there are a wide variety of wax additives used to achieve certain effects.
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. Easy Candle Decor & Gifts
Turn plain candles into specialty candles to give as gifts and to decorate for the holidays or any day. Simple embellishments will turn plain candles into rock star candles! Friends and family will love receiving these and you'll love having them around your house.
7. Hobby Lobby Candle Supplies - Review
A review of supplies purchased from the local Hobby Lobby craft store.
8. Rolled Sand, Coffee or Crystal Candles
Easy upgrades will turn your plain pillars into high end pillars! Try rolling them in sand or crytals and change their whole personality.
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. 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.
Be sure to visit the Candlemaking Archives for all the articles!
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