Unscented Project

Unscented candles tend to be decorative in nature and people who like candle ambience but hate strong smells or suffer from allergies are more drawn to these. I love unscented votives as they as more of décor than anything else. When making unscented candles, color becomes a fun way to individuate and use different candle […]

Combining Oils

I’ve given some quicky tips above as to combining oils to create different vibes and feelings. I have found that the best way to start blending oils is to do so drop by drop. Maybe start by just buying three small bottles of oils – one from each family as described last time – and […]

Scented Candles, Part 2

Camphoraceous: Eucalyptus and tea tree are so much my favorite camphoraceous scents to that to include any additional would just be trying too hard. Eucalyptus oil is extracted from dried leaves and twigs of the Australian Blue-gum eucalyptus tree. And Tea Tree oil is much the same but from a Australian tree similar to a […]

Scented Candles

Considering this is 2016 (at least for a little while longer) and we no longer rely on candles for light very often, one of the biggest reasons to keep candles is for the scents. I personally love herbal candles like lavender or mint. Some people like fruity, perfurmed, etc. Since I love herbal candles, I […]

Burn Rates

A big consideration in candlemaking is burn rate – or the amount of wax consumed by the wick in a given time point. The lower the burn rate, the less wax will be burned. So if you buy a candle that promises a 36-hour burn rate that means the candle will burn for about 36 […]


There are also several different types of wicks for candles – about 80% of them are made of cotton or cotton/paper combinations while the rest are metal and/or paper. I prefer a cotton-paper combination because they’re less expensive and tend to burn more slowly which makes your candle last longer. Flat Wicks are usually made […]

Candle Types

It turns out there are several different types of wax to make candles for different purposes. I tend to work mostly with beeswax but with our pending bee extinction (pay attention to this guys, it’s important) I’ve switched to soy. Soy Wax is a vegetable wax made from soybean oil. After a harvest, soybeans are […]