2013 En-Light-Eners

On Behalf of the Candlewic Staff We Wanted to Thank Everyone

December 02, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

What another exciting year it has been and we wanted to sincerely thank each and every customer for their support this past year. We are now entering our 44th year in business helping candle makers of all sizes. We have many exciting announcements in store for 2014 and we will be making them in the upcoming months but the one thing you can always count on from us is to continue to deliver quality products at the most competitive prices. Our staff is here to help you with all of your needs if is picking a great fragrance, guidance on a wax or narrowing down your wick selection we are here to help. Read More

Choosing the Right Wax

November 01, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

On behalf of the Candlewic Company we hope everyone enjoys this year's "Black Thanksgiving". The growing trend has been for more and more retailers to now open on Thanksgiving Day and begin their extraordinary offers. While opening Thanksgiving is not necessarily new the number of retailers doing this is definitely growing. No longer do they seem satisfied with opening up at Midnight, 5 AM and other odd hours on Black Friday they feel picking up the extra day might get them in the "black" faster. Should be an interesting trend to watch in the future now what is going to be interesting question is anyone ever going to open Christmas morning? Read More

Holiday Season Checklist

October 01, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

There is no doubt the fall season is the busiest for most candle makers. Many candle makers are fully immersed in their candles for the holiday season. However, there is still time to make sure you have an extremely successful holiday season. Read More

Choosing the Right Wax

September 02, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

September is always associated with back to school as students head back to the classroom at all levels. For some students going back to school is just routine and the classes merely change. For others it is a completely new school, new studying techniques or grading system. As a candle maker we recommend treating September as "Back to Candle Making". It is a great time to reacquaint yourself with all of the waxes available and if you act quickly time to test the various waxes. Read More

Sunscreen For Your Candles

August 01, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

While the summer may be coming to a close for many, those in the candle market are hoping it starts to heat up. The candle market is always the strongest during the fall and winter as candles make an excellent gift as well as adding ambiance to any room during the Holidays. While many may stop using sun tan lotions in the upcoming weeks, those that make candles should resist this temptation and continue to use the UV's for their candles. Read More

Tools of the Trade

June 03, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

Many people have stumbled into the candle market in unique and different ways, including our company. Candlewic was started back in 1972 when a Cub Scout project of pouring wax into a milk carton developed into what it is today: one of the largest candle suppliers in the world. Read More

Spring Is In the Air

April 01, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

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

To Be or Not to Be

March 04, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

"To be or not to be?" In order to keep a newsletter completely dedicated to candle making worth reading every month, we have gone in many directions. We've compared candle making to producing an Oscar winning movie (Song Christmas Carols), referenced White Castle burgers, and now we're quoting William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, although our reference may not be as dire as his. Read More

Keeping Up With the Times

February 04, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

It's hard to believe that it was 12 years ago, in February of 2001, that we published our first issue of the Enlightener. Over this time we have covered many different topics, from producing candles to selling candles to growing your candle business. What we always find truly amazing is that while the world around us changes, especially in technology, the basic way candles are made remains unchanged. In the world of technology on January 9, 2001, Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Then on October 23 of the same year, Apple launches the iPod. (Source Historyorb.com) Think about where the iPod, iPad and iPhone are today. Read More

A New Year of Candle Making

January 07, 2013 | 2013 En-Light-Eners

On behalf of the Candlewic Company, we thank you for your continued support in 2012 and look forward to working with you in 2013. It should be an exciting year for everyone in that the candle business appears to be improving for many. However, as with any business, it will be necessary to adjust to changes in the marketplace. Read More