As the summer season approaches, it is not always
easy to visit our website when you are on the road selling candles. We
have an 80-page full-color catalog available to take with you everywhere
you go. It contains complete information about all of our products. There
is a great chart of wick recommendations on page 72 and page 73.
Thanks for stopping by the booth at this
year’s National Candle Association. It was great meeting
new people and seeing old friends. Next month we’ll
have some great news to share with everybody.
We are receiving great feedback for our guide
to candle making website, which launched last month.
Keep emailing us with ideas for topics and we’ll
write about them in future issues of the Enlightener.
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What's Happening in May?
May is the unofficial start of summer for many of us. Some
candle makers start their busy summer season, while others
are bracing for their slower season depending on where they
live. This is one of the times in the year when we get extra
requests for new items. Whether you are doing some last-minute
additions to your summer line-up, or if you are using your
slow time to try new things, feel free to contact us to help
you with something new.
There seems to be a continued interest in new and exciting pillars.
You could almost call it a pillar renaissance for candle
makers in all parts of the country. We have seen some truly
exciting things people are doing with their pillar candles.
Somewhere between using new pouring techniques, new
additive combinations, new molds, and creative decorating
applications, candle makers are able to produce unique candles
that can be sold at an artistic premium and cannot be found
in a mass merchant store. A great starting point is to try
DSM Molds or polyurethane
molds as a base to work from.
waxes continue to grow in popularity as a complement
to your paraffin line. Although paraffin waxes tend to
offer more flexibility in aesthetics, many candle makers
are finding success by offering a line of natural waxes
such as palm
wax, or vegetable
blended waxes in their offering.
Pillar technology is the perfect answer for a candle
that is truly different than anything else you've ever
offered. We offer clear
candle kits that come with just enough of everything
you need to make these really fantastic candles so you
can try them for yourself and see how exciting they are.
They really attract a crowd!
Sheets and Powdered
Wax Art Crystals are still the easiest way to share
the candle making experience with your
customers, take on the road at festivals and fairs, use
in candle making workshops, or even with relatives and
kids (under supervision). The possibilities are endless.
The Three F’s – Frequently
We all have so many things on our proverbial plate. We are
remembering wax formulas, customer requests, fair and flea
market dates, – it is too much sometimes. This month
I have a handy little document you can download that reminds
us of some of the information we should know, but sometimes
forget when a full batch of wax is ready to be poured and
we have to think quick. Click
here to download it and keep it nearby when things get