2006 En-Light-Eners

Looking Into the Future

December 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

As we draw to a close in 2006, we would like to personally thank all of our customers who made this year so successful. As you may have read in our July issue we celebrated our 35th year in business. We could not be here without you and hope that we can help you continue to prosper in the upcoming years. As the industry continues to change, we will always be here to help you with your candle making needs. We pride ourselves on taking the time to keep on top of any of the important issues impacting the candle industry. Nothing gives us more pleasure then when someone takes the time to say they learned something from our newsletter or how informative our website is. Read More

Introducing...

November 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

This time of year the established candle makers daily routine involves how to make more candles in a day, so the process of selecting a wax to use in production is not normally a task that is engaged. However, this is also the time of year many people are being exposed to candle making for the first time, so we feel it would be appropriate to "introduce" the various wax choices available and how to select the proper wax. Read More

Prime Time

October 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Candles are used in many different settings including birthday parties, weddings and other significant occasions. As the upcoming holidays approach, the interest and popularity will continue to grow, peaking with the year end holidays. Read More

Clearly Still Here

September 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

For those who have been in candle making for more than 10 years will recall the introduction of one the most unique products to hit the candle market in a long time: candle gel. This patented product is described by Penreco (Patent Holder): Read More

Fragrance - The Driving Force in Candle Making

August 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Nothing is more exciting in the candle industry than new fragrances. Ask some of the largest candle companies about the key to their success, and for most, it would be their reputation for making strongly scented candles. Ask any new candle making company what they would like their customers to say about their products. We are confident the response would be to have the best fragrances. Read More

Is It That Close?

July 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Is 165 days a lot or a little? Historically the Candle market has always been a winter holiday with the Christmas holiday season being the height of industry. So sitting here today as many of us are immersed in a heat wave an important decision may have to be made--is 165 days enough? Read More

Our 35th Year

June 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

This past June 1st was a milestone in Candlewic’s company history as it represented our official 35th year in business. For those not familiar with our history, we are a family owned and operated company now in second-generation management. We are very proud of our history and encourage you to read our “About Us” section on the website. Read More

Summertime Candle Making

May 02, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. The summer months are always a challenge on several fronts. First it can create havoc in the manufacturing process between the heat and the humidity. The second is the candle market itself seems to go on vacation. Since people spend more time outside, on vacation and leave the windows open more often the tendency from most consumers are to burn less candles. Read More

Summertime Candle Making

May 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. The summer months are always a challenge on several fronts. First it can create havoc in the manufacturing process between the heat and the humidity. The second is the candle market itself seems to go on vacation. Since people spend more time outside, on vacation and leave the windows open more often the tendency from most consumers are to burn less candles. Read More

How to Pick Your Wick

April 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

For many, lighting a candle is a special event for a lot of reasons--creating an ambiance, freshening up a room with a fragrance or even a celebration. You don’t have to look too far to find a candle in some shape or form. They’re used in advertisements, movies and decorative enhancements. Read More

The Perfect Cast of Characters

March 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

Candle making is a lot like making movies. In all of the years of being around the candle industry I am not sure if anyone could find a way to make this statement. I hope by the time you finish this Feature Presentation that you will not think I got too caught up in the Academy Awards. Read More

The Role of the Additive

February 01, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

The other day I was paging through some of our files and found copies of older editions of our catalog and could not resist reviewing the content. It was interesting experience because in some instances it looks like not much has changed in the candle industry except for color photos, more fragrances and, naturally, the prices. Read More

The Secrets of Soy

January 05, 2006 | 2006 En-Light-Eners

As we start the new Year we wish to thank each and every one of our customers in 2005 and look forward to an exciting 2006. It seems the Candle Industry is always an exciting and dynamic industry. As many of you may have experienced the last quarter of 2005 presented challenges in regards to supply of paraffin waxes due to some closings of refineries. Read More