Let’s create candles at home!
How I started making candles at home.
Several years ago I was shopping for candles and I was floored at the price of a candle. I could not understand how something so small cost so much. This really bothered me for some reason and I began to do some digging on the subject. One day, while walking through the local hobby store, I ran across a candle making kit. I looked at the directions and decided it was something I could do. I could make candles at home.
Well it was a disaster. I did not understand anything about temperature or second pours. I made a mess everywhere with the coloring. It was just not good at all. I still knew there had to be a better way. I started doing more online research and after some time I was confidently making candles in my kitchen; for a fraction of the cost of retail!
Now it’s about 6 years later and I am still making candles at home on a regular basis. I make them for home, family, and friends. I also had a good little following at the local flea market. What I want to do here is pass on to you all the things that I had to dig so much for. I hope you learn something, and I’m sure I will learn something new as well.