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Red, Orange, Blue, Purple, Lavender, Black

Category: Random bulletins from my brain | Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:49 pm

The candles are done. I make mostly votives, the molds I have will make only 6 each....my hot plate is on it's last leg and is slooooow to heat up so getting them all done took longer than usual. I had a large bag full of candle bits left over from other candles so it turned into a major project.

The house certainly smells good now, all those scents permiating everything and I haven't even started burning them yet.

Well, not burning the candles that is. Almost set a pot of wax on fire yesterday. Multi-tasking is not the thing to do when one of those tasks is melting wax. Remembered and got back into the kitchen in time to see lots of thick white smoke rolling up out of the pot. No flames but boy did it smell. We have a large exhaust fan in the backroom so I stood out there with it for awhile to cool it down.

Red is cinnamon
Orange is Patchouli
Blue is Rain
Purple is Frankincense and Myrrh
Black is also Frankincense and Mryyh
Lavender is....chocolate by special request from my youngest daughter








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Gardenstew wrote on Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:12 pm:


Boy I bet they smell good Toni :) Where did you learn the art of candle-making if I may ask?




 

toni wrote on Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:23 pm:


I used to spend some time at a small herb shop near here and watched Beth make candles that she sold there. Bought my supplies from her and any questions I had I would go see her. She had to close her shop last summer but she gave me her suppliers catalog.
Someday I want to attempt to make dipped candles, but for now I use the votive molds, cut off the top of small milk cartons for square shaped ones, Pringles chip cans cut down to make 3" column candles . Last Christmas almost everyone in the family got pretty marguarita glasses or goblets with candles in them with the offer of refils when needed.
I don't know if they ship internationally, but check out www.candlewic.com their website has a how-to section and newsletter if you are interested.
I also get the melt and pour goats milk soap base from them and make different scented soap.




 

jubabe296 wrote on Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:54 am:


I love candles. It makes your home so cozy and they smell soooo good. I'll bet goats milk soap is very good for your skin!!




 

glendann wrote on Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:08 am:


I am a candle maker too I make container candles.Our neighborhood gets the scent from my Candle house when I'm making them.I had a business at one time.I don't do many now as I was working a 40 hour job and making candles 40 to 50 hrs a week.
I had to have a quad .bypass
in 2003 .Need I say more.Lol
I do love the scent and I have around 155 scent .Jubabe and Shanna is
never out of candles .If they
are its their fault lol.





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