Candle making can be really fun! With all the choices of jars, colors and fragrances the combinations are endless. They are great gifts for friends and family. You can choose colors and scents to match any occasion! They are also popular at craft fairs. Village Craft and Candle sells a kit ‘Business in a Box Candle Kit -Soy‘ that provides everything you need to make a stock of tealights, votive candles and jar candles you could sell at local craft fairs or from your
I started making soy wax candles for myself as a natural alternative to the paraffin wax many candles are made with. Soy wax is my favorite! It’s non-toxic, has a long burn time and is easy to clean up. Any spills or dishes you use to make candles can painlessly be cleaned with hot water and dish soap. I have used a soy wax that had botanical additives to help reduce frosting (see below) and it was a royal pain to clean my equipment afterwards!
Jars Jars Everywhere!
I started collecting jars to make soy candles, as a cleaner and more natural alternative to paraffin wax. If there’s a choice between a can, plastic or a glass container, when I am grocery shopping, I always opt for glass. It is really easy to start collecting jars! Salsa, honey, jam, fancy mustard (all things I love!) and more, come in jars. You can upcycle them into many different things, quickly and easily.