• Candles,  Tips and tricks

    Why doesn’t my homemade candle smell like anything?

    Working with flash points so your homemade scented candles smell right  Making your own candles is such a fun and easy activity! That said, a little bit of knowledge and practice goes a long way to ensuring they turn out beautifully. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert candlemaker, you’ve probably had a candle or two that ended up barely smelling like anything. When that happens, it’s because of flash points of your scents. But what does that actually mean?  When a liquid is heated, it transforms into vapours. The flash point is the temperature at which these vapours will catch fire. To make sure that your candles don’t just…

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    Beginner,  Candles,  Tips and tricks

    InfiniFlame: a DIY candle that lasts a lifetime

    Reuse, refill, relight!  Scented candles are so much more than decorative objects; they add a warm glow and create an atmosphere. Just think of a cedar-scented candle in December or a lilac one when you’re longing for spring blossoms! If you, too, need a different candle for every occasion, you’ll love our reusable candle recipe, which you can continue to adapt as the seasons change. InfiniFlame is the candle that keeps on giving… and burning!  A responsible alternative to regular candles, InfiniFlame will perfume your surroundings while respecting nature. It’s all thanks to its unique composition: part water and part oil! The oils fuel the flame, and the water cools…

  • Homemade cupcake candle
    Candles,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY Candle really takes the cake!

    Now you can have your cake… and light it too! Some time ago, we wanted to make a unique candle: a mouthwatering candle in the shape of a cupcake with a whipped wax frosting. Yes, you read that correctly! Our Cupcake Candle recipe features a “frosted” topping made of wax that looks good enough to eat (though we do NOT recommend biting into it!). You’ll see, this DIY Cupcake Candle is a piece of cake! Or… almost. The whipped wax is temperature-sensitive, but once you’ve mastered that, this recipe is a cakewalk! Soon enough, the hardest part will be keeping yourself from tasting it. But if you’ve made any of…

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    Dip It Yourself: Your own DIY dipped candles!

    Light up your life with homemade dipped candles “I don’t like making homemade candles”… said no one, ever! Candle-making is such a fun afternoon activity, and enjoying your own homemade waxy creations afterward is even nicer. Who doesn’t love gazing at a dancing flame on a cozy night in? We have recipes for container candles and pillar candles on our blog, but none for classic taper (dipped) candles. So, we decided to correct that with Dip It Yourself, our first dipped candle recipe!  You’ll need to use beeswax to make this candle. Beeswax has the perfect hardness for DIY dipped candles! It’s the one and only ingredient you need for…

  • Candles,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    How to colour your candles with plant-based ingredients

    We don’t know about you, but we love making homemade candles. You get to choose from so many different shapes, scents, and waxes! But did you know that you can also play with how you colour them? While we love our ready-to-use candle colorant chips for their practicality and intense hues, you can also use colourful vegetable oils, plants, or even spices for a unique and 100% natural result.  Recently, we wanted to explore some plant-based candle colourants, so we carried out a few experiments with paprika, sea buckthorn oil, and other natural ingredients. These tests were such a resounding success that we decided to share our results with you…