Simple Candle Making Recipes

Include a section on the Environmental Benefits of Candle Making

One of the primary benefits of making candles yourself is that you can reduce pollution associated with commercial paraffin candles. Paraffin candles emit noxious chemicals like benzene and toluene, both of which are harmful air pollutants. Making your own candles instead of relying on store-bought ones also helps to ensure that you aren’t using potentially dangerous ingredients as well as reducing your environmental impact. Furthermore, when making your own candles, you are able to use more natural ingredients like beeswax or soy wax and essential oils rather than relying on scented petroleum-derived fragrances.

In addition to its environmental benefits, by creating homemade candles you may be able to source materials locally, supporting the local economy and even further reducing your carbon footprint. It can also mean supporting small businesses like beeswax suppliers and essential oil makers who may not have access to larger markets. Furthermore, by opting for materials from local sources over single-use plastic packaging, you’re making an even bigger difference in terms of sustainability and reducing waste in a meaningful way.

Mention the official sources for Candle-Making Supplies

Official sources for candle-making supplies can include craft stores, such as Michaels and AC Moore, retail stores like Wal-Mart and Target, specialty shops like Yankee Candle, and online stores that provide specialist candles supplies. Additionally, there are websites providing resources on candle-making such as the National Candle Association’s website (, Do It Yourself (DIY) blog sites such as Savvy Homemade ( and Aesthetic Nest ( These sites offer tips on supplies needed to get started in the craft of candle making as well as tutorials on various recipes for candles.

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Non-Burning Wicks: This can often be a result of either the wick size not being compatible with the container size or the wax being too hard. To fix this issue, try using a different type of wick or using a softer wax by decreasing the amount of regular wax and increasing the amount of soft wax such as Milky Way Wax.

Curling Wax: This occurs when hot and cold temperatures vary significantly when pouring into containers, making the wax shrink and curl up on the sides of containers. To fix this issue, make sure to heat your pouring pot up to 15-20 degrees higher than your desired pouring temperature prior to melting your wax. Additionally, you should pour slowly and steady while also tapering off once you reach 3/4 to allow for settling time.

Having a Section on Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy candles can offer amazing health benefits when used in stress and relaxation routines. Candles within aromatherapy are typically made with natural wax such as beeswax or soy, which allows the essential oils to be “burned” without risk of any hazardous compounds being released into the air. With their unique aroma, candles made for aromatherapy can help open up congested airways, uplift your mood and improve mental clarity.

An important factor is to ensure you use specific essential oils that have calming scents like lavender or chamomile, as these can help relieve tension and reduce feelings of stress. In addition, increasing the concentration of the essential oil will create a stronger long-lasting scent – this not only helps intensify relaxation effects but also lasts throughout your whole meditation session.

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When incorporating candles into your stress relief and relaxation routine they should be lit only while you’re meditating in order to get the most benefit out of them – this will ensure you do not suffer from sensory overload due to having too much fragrance all at once. Another great idea for aromatherapy candle making is to fill traditional glasses with different herbs rather than using essential oils. This allows for a much more potent fragrance to replace artificial perfumes from synthetic sources that may contain toxins and irritants.

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