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msdoolittle
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Amanda
East Texas
USA
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Posted - Nov 13 2017 :  5:07:54 PM  Show Profile
Hello, all!

I have been a butcher, a baker, and now I want to be a candlestick maker (minus the stick). So I need your advice. Where do you get your candlemaking supplies? I love beeswax candles, though I have read they are trickier to make, and soy candles are okay, too. I would like to make them as natural as possible, if that makes sense? I am pretty sensitive to fragrances, but essential oils are usually okay.

I got a giant box of beeswax tapers at an estate sale and they're already about half gone. I'd hate to be completely out!

Any advice for me? TIA!

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Tumbleweed
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Nancy
Texas
USA
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Posted - Nov 13 2017 :  7:35:14 PM  Show Profile
Hi Amanda
I made candles back when I was going through my hippie faze. That was eons ago.

I don't have any advice as it has been a long time ago but I remember enjoying it a lot,

Think I will have to add this to my list of things to do in retirement.

TW

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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
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Posted - Nov 14 2017 :  12:03:22 PM  Show Profile
I wish I knew how to make my own candles. This is on my to do list when I have some time to learn. Good luck with making yours!

Krista
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firecatinc
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Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
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Posted - Nov 14 2017 :  4:29:34 PM  Show Profile
Craft stores will have the basics. Check with a beekeeper for beeswax if you want to make those.

Nora
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Bridge
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Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
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Posted - Nov 15 2017 :  10:54:17 AM  Show Profile
http://www.candlewic.com is one of the best sources for supplies.
If you can source wax locally you will save oodles on shipping.

Bridge
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msdoolittle
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Amanda
East Texas
USA
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Posted - Nov 15 2017 :  11:16:08 AM  Show Profile
Thanks, y'all! I will try to find some wax locally, too. :D

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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Nov 16 2017 :  03:01:43 AM  Show Profile
When making them you have to have the right kind of wick. google it. I don't know the ins and outs. I did melt some bees wax once and make a small candle, not dipped. It does not burn real well. tends to go out.

Farming in WI

Michele

Edited by - windypines on Nov 16 2017 03:02:11 AM
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msdoolittle
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Amanda
East Texas
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Posted - Nov 16 2017 :  12:32:07 PM  Show Profile
Michele,

Yes I remember reading that a while back. Seems like wick choice is extremely important, otherwise you may get a candle that soots like crazy or fizzles out.

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