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    Floating candles for a romantic dinner

    Valentine’s Day or not, there should always be reason for a romantic dinner. It’s an opportunity to break free from the routine, slow down and take time with your loved one. There are no strict rules to define a successful evening, however candles remain a must have. Here’s a candle project in preparation for your romantic alone time. And it’s important to remember that beyond Valentine’s day, there are 364 other days to spend time as a couple. How to make floating candles? Tools A pair of pliers 3ml pipette Floating candle metal molds Metal container to melt the wax Glass container (fish bowl, vase, mason jar etc …) Decorative…

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    Making candles: everything you need to know about ingredients

    It’s true there are candles for every reason and every season (just think of citronella in summer and cinnamon in winter), but fall brings us special opportunities to appreciate their warmth and fragrance, not to mention the cozy atmosphere they help create. And of course they make fast and easy gifts that can be personalized to your heart’s content: something to think about next time you’re scratching your head, wondering what to give that hard-to-buy-for person. Here’s a guide for both beginners and more experienced candle makers: everything you need to know when choosing ingredients to make candles that will evoke “oohs” and “ahs” of surprise and delight! A few…

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    Making candles: molding and decorating your creations

    You have in mind a custom-designed candle with a carefully chosen scent and colour. Now it’s time to decide on a distinctive shape and appearance. Here are a few ideas we’ve picked up here and there. Molding candles The first (and easiest) way to shape your candles is to use molds (square, round, votive, floating). The most basic molds are round or square, but more interesting shapes are also available. The best wax to use for pillar candles is EcoSoya wax. Once hardened, unmold the candle, and enjoy! Container candles Container candles are candles made in non-flammable containers. Finding just the right container might seem challenging, but with a little…

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    Making candles: Let’s add colour

    Candles can by personalized not only by scent but also by colour. The sky’s the limit, and the possibilities are endless! You might recall that in our post on different types of wax, we recommend using white wax if you plan to add colorants. About candle dye chips We recently added dye chips to our line of candle-making products. Our dye chips add intense colour to the wax, saturating it fully to ensure the colour is even. The available colours are: Ivory, Pale pink, Orange, Cinnamon red, Lavender,Hunter green, Blue, Hunter green and Black. Each chip dyes between 200 and 500 grams of wax. You can add more or less depending on the colour…

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    How to make scented candles

    Making scented candles One of the reasons we love candles is their delightful fragrance! The possibilities are endless: you can create a relaxing, mouth-watering, energizing, or sensual atmosphere simply by choosing different essential oils or aromatic essences. Essential oils or aromatic essences? What’s the difference between an essential oil and an aromatic essence? Essential oils possess the properties of the plants from which they are extracted (anti-bacterial, relaxing, antiviral, etc.). Aromatic essences are fragrances: they have a pleasant scent, but no properties. So ask yourself whether you want just a scent or both a scent and an effect. For example, a citronnella candle will repel mosquitoes, and a candle scented…