Welcome all new subscribers to our En-light-ener.
We are pleased to announce a new feature in this month’s
edition. Our staff is always asked, "What's hot?" In
this issue we will be starting a new section, which will
list highlight one of our product lines and what is the best
selling item. This month’s issue will feature our
best selling fragrances for the month of January 2005.
It is kind of interesting to note that as a candle maker
you really have to plan early in the process. As you will
note most of these top-selling fragrances are florals as
everyone prepares for the Spring Candle Season.
Oh Boy it’s Soy and More.
For our regular readers we just have to ask the question, are you holding
to your New Year’s Resolution?
This is our second feature on sorting through all of the
waxes available. This series is great if you are starting
out and trying to determine which wax to use or thinking
about changing your wax needs. As candle companies continue
to strive to improve there process and candles the wax is
always a good starting point.
With Spring rapidly approaching, plants starting to grow
and days getting longer, I can’t think of a better
time than now to feature natural
While natural waxes have been on the market for a number
of years there popularity seems to be growing daily. One
of the most rapid growths in natural waxes has been the Soy
candles for containers. Several choices of 100%
Soy Waxes are available for use in containers they are
Soy 120 and Soy 125.
These two waxes create a very creamy and soft look great
with earth tone colors. They are easy to use and only require
scent (maximum of about 5%) and color be added. For most
applications they do not require topping off and for best
results the container should be heated and the candles poured
at around 150F. Don’t be surprised if you start to
hear your customers say “Oh boy do I like Soy”.
For a specialized look in the container try the Palm 1.
Natural Palm wax will make an enchanting crystallizing
effect in the candle. With this wax no two candles will be
alike and your customers will marvel as to how you achieved
this look. These waxes also function as a one pour and require
no other additives.
For the 100% Natural Pillar there are several waxes available
to chose from. The Palm 2 will create that Crystallizing
effect to match your container. The Palm 3 will enhance the “wow
factor” with your customers. This feathering wax is
a sight to behold.
For the traditional smooth and creamy look to your candle
there is nothing better than the CSP-1 wax.
This 100% natural wax has many of the same characteristics
as paraffin but can be marketed as a Natural candle.
The old stand by for all applications is beeswax or as we
like to say at Candlewic Nature’s gold. Beeswax is
probably the most versatile wax available in the market.
This wax makes very nice containers, votives, pillars, tapers
and almost any other candle you can think of. This wax requires
no additives and, in fact, the aroma provided by nature is
more than enough to entice the customer.
One of the greatest things about candle making is that there
really is not a right or wrong wax to use. It is just about
creating the look you wish to achieve. We at Candlewic are
committed to helping you chose what is right for you.
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January's Top 10 Fragrances
5. Red Hot Cinnamon
6. Strawberries & Cream
8. Citrus Breezes
10. Lavender Silk
Make 100% natural wax
candles without even melting the wax.
Since we are featuring natural waxes in this issue I thought
I remind you that you can make 100% natural wax candles without
even melting the wax. The beeswax
sheets are a great way to make votives, tapers, and pillars
all without melting any wax. These sheets are great for group
project such as boy scouts, girl scouts and even Birthday
parties. We have done several different projects with these
sheets and most recently the April
2004 edition. If you are interested please let
me know and I will send you a packet of 9
project sheets for free. Learn how to make "Trumpet
Lily" Candle Bases, Wedding Bells and many others. If
you are also serious about learning more we encourage you
to look at this book: Craft
Candles -- Creative Ideas Built with Beeswax.