Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Candles With Martha Stewart

I found this interesting video on youtube of Martha Stewart making candles with Kelly Rippa. I just want to share this video of them making candles together.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are My Candles Good for Me?

I found some useful informatio in this post. Check it out:
Are My Candles Good for Me?

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Candle making for beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make candles? I think this is fun and can be done for recreation or starting a small business. I have found a product that teachs you how to make candles even if you have never done it before. It is a step-by-step guide that includes information for getting equipment and supplies needed to be successful. You will learn how to:

• Create beautiful candles that will amaze your family and friends
• Choose and use the best candle equipment and supplies
• Choose the perfect wax and wick for just the right effect
• Measure and melt your wax without making wasteful mistakes
• Select the perfect combination of candle scent and color
• Understand and avoid common candle making problems

You get step-by-step instructions that are easy-to-follow in a easy to understand book. With this guide you will learn in detail how to make 9 different types of candles.

How to make Container Candles
How to make Molded Pillar Candles
How to make Simple Votive Candles
How to make Tealight Candles
How to make Floating Candles
How to make Basic Taper Candles
How to make Basic Beeswax Candles
How to make Gel Candles
How to make a Hurricane Candle Shell

You will also get information on how to start a profitable business with the candles you've created.

To get this ebook and all it has to offer: click here

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Some History About Candles

Candles have been around for a very long time. It is believed that the Egyptians where the first to use candles as a way to light their homes and for traveling at night. There is also the belief that Ancient Romans may have used candles before then. Who knew that candles would evolve into the beautifuul works of art that they are today. And that they would be used to represent so many different occassions. Today candles are still used for religious reasons as well as for decorating and gifts. Tallow or other wise known as melted animal fat and beeswax was used to make candles [chandlers] during the Roman age around 3000 B.C. That may not have been such a pleasant smell but it was more for the light it produced than the scent.

History shows that earlier civilizations made wicked candles out of wax made from plants and insects. How interesting is that? Japanese candles were made from wax taken from tree nuts. In the middle ages beeswax was introduced in Europe which burns cleaner. It also smelled alot better than the tallow. Candle making was also done in kitchens and sold in small shops.

American colonial women were the first to introduce candlemaking in america made from bayberry bushes that had a sweet smell or aroma to them. Paraffinwax was introduced in the 1850's made from petroleum. It had no ordor, was bluish in color and burned clean. This wax is widely used today. The 20th century broght candle making to where it is today. Than come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and scents. Sybean candles were also brought to the light producing the soy candles which many people find healthier to burn. They burn slower than paraffin wax.

I wiil continue to dig deeper into the history of candles soon.

Until next time Happy Candle Shopping...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Do You Like Candles

Candles are an interesting subject. There are may different types and variations. I personally find candles to be soothing to the soul. The also bring out the beauty in decorating your home. Here I want to explore the world of candles and how people react to them. Candles can be fun, if you like making them yourself or just finding them in the store or online. I like to shop for them by either method. I'd like to know if you prefer one type over another.Paraffin wax or soy. Does it matter to you. Yankee candles seem to be a big thing with some people and others I have come across prefer soy candles. What makes a candle stand out to you and make you say I want that or I have to have that.We'll get deeper into exploring candles soon....

Until then let me leave you with this beautiful image...