Is there a candle making thread here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by chickmchickie, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have searched candles and didn't find any, if not i wound love to start one.. can i?
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I haven't seen any.. and sure.. no reason why you can't start one
     
  3. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make soy candles and tarts.
     
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    I haven't made candles in years. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hopper

    Hopper Out Of The Brooder

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    would love to know how to make soy candles?[​IMG]
     
  6. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh manking soy candles is so super easy.. just got your self some soy base.. i use two different kinds, one is for pillars and the other is for tarts and containers.. i use the eco soy advance and the eco soy pillar.. They are hold the scent great.. you can use with them the hemp or cotton wicks, i use cotton cause i like mine being eco friendly .

    I just ordered some more glass jars in for my Sweet Treats Jar candles..

    As an example. the jar is filled 2/3 with reddish soy wax.. then topped off with white whipped wax to look like frosting or cool whip, then i did strawberries in beds and placed them on top of the whipped soap and i have a wafer cookie mold and made that to look like the color of spring cakes or the strawberry short cake cakes thingies.. and stuck that in there too.. I will post a photo once my glass jars come next week.. They look really cool..

    I also did a blue berry one, with wax blueberries on top and i used stars to look like crust color , i calling it blue berry cobbler..

    here are my labels for them..

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  7. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah i just like soy.. even m soaps and lotions i make i use soy too..

    what are your fav scents? do you use FO or EO for scents?
     
  8. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Well this seems to be the official candle making thread on BYC.

    I have some questions about what kind of wicks should I use? I have made soy candles, and also melted down the leftover wax from a large variety of bought candles. I hate to waste the left wax, so I recycle it.

    I also would like more information on using scent in the candles. I am certain that I didn't use enough scent last time.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I would love to try to make candles by the old fashioned way....dipping or pouring into molds like they did back in the Lincoln's days. I know it is going to be hours of dipping!
     
  10. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Each wick depends on what type of wax your using.. and also how big around is the jar or pillar? 1 oz per pound of wax is a good rate to use..
     

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