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11 winter candle fragrance oils for your DIY candles

11 winter candle fragrance oils for your DIY candles


Each season has its own aroma. There are numerous fragrances tailored to diverse personalities, preferences, and moods, but not all are relevant across seasons. While citrus and breezy floral notes are great for summer, winter calls for warm, heavy scents that make you cozy up while ensuring that the weather does not cast a chill […]


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why candle warning labels are needed

WARNING LABELS: WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT


Candle making for some is a fun, relaxing hobby that would not break the bank when purchasing supplies for the activity. While for others, candle making is a business opportunity that can bring in some income on the side, or could be the main source of income for some. For those who sell their very […]


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INTRODUCING NEW CD WICKS

CD Wicks For Tealights, Votives, Pillars & More


Having the right wick for your candle making projects will be the key to making or breaking your desired finished product. While there are many products that work for one specific area in candle making, one product is extremely versatile in its compatibility and performance. This product comes in the form of our new CD […]


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different types of novelty candles

All about novelty candles


The candle-making world is filled with tons of different candles that come in so many different shapes and sizes. The most unique of the bunch would happen to be novelty candles. Although not the most popular type of candle, these candles are the most versatile in terms of their usage and look. They can be […]


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Wax usage - expiration/storage

Wax usage – expiration/storage


Knowing which wax to use for your candle-making projects is essential to becoming a better candle maker. But also knowing your wax’s shelf life and knowing how to store your wax is crucial to being more efficient and saving more money in the long run. Over time, your wax will begin to lose its ability […]


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pillar candles of different sizes

The best wax for pillar candles


Pillar candles are the quintessential example of just how unique candle makers can be when using their imagination to the fullest!  Pillar candles are great for decorative purposes due to their longevity and design, as well as being the perfect gift for any special occasion. While these types of candles are not particularly easy to […]


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candle wax for container candles

Candle wax types. What’s the best for container candles?


Container candles are some of the most popular types of candles in today’s modern candle-making world. They are extremely fun to make and they are beautiful to look at depending on the type of glass you decide to house your candles in. Many beginners love to make container candles due to their simplicity. Using the […]


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When to add candle colorant to your wax


Many new candle makers often wonder how to get the best results when attempting to color their wax. While candle makers may be familiar with the process of adding different types of colorant to their wax in order to create a beautiful-looking candle, the majority of beginners struggle with when they should be adding their […]


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Fragrance Oil

WHEN SHOULD YOU ADD FRAGRANCE OIL TO YOUR CANDLE?


Adding fragrance oil to your wax is a fun and very easy way to help your candles stand out from the rest! While many new candle makers may be familiar with the idea of adding fragrance oil to their wax in order to produce a wonderful-smelling candle, most actually struggle with when they should be […]


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how to make taper candles

HOW TO MAKE TAPER CANDLES


Making your own candles can seem like a difficult and confusing process to new candle makers. Often times new candle makers will struggle with where to begin their journey in candle making. Well, a very fun and easy way to begin your career in candle making can start with tapered candles. Taper candles are fun […]


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Red Candles How to dye candles

Red Candles: How to dye candles


Making your own candles is already a fun and exciting accomplishment to start, but how can you take it to the next level? Plain white candles can be often boring and dull, but adding color to your candles can spice things up, especially for the holiday season of Christmas. A color that stands out during […]


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What scents to use when crafting an outdoor candle (2)

What scents to use when crafting an outdoor candle?


Crafting an outdoor candle can get pretty tricky as you want to be mindful of the fragrance oils you are crafting with, as certain scents can attract bugs when you ultimately want to repel them! Having an outdoor candle burning as you’re relaxing on your patio, sitting by the pool or having dinner in your […]


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Candle Safety Tips

Candle Safety Tips


Candle Safety Tips: Candles are a great way to add a new aroma to your home as well as a great addition to your home décor! The love for candles can grow so great that it can become a great hobby that may or may not transform into an at-home business! Although having candles in […]


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Candle-making tips Why is my candle flame so small

Candle-making tips: Why is my candle flame so small?


Have you ever crafted a candle and once you light it it’s not burning properly, meaning you are experiencing a low flame and almost zero melt pool. If this is an issue you’re experiencing, continue reading to learn more! Candle making can become very technical and is an ongoing process of trial and error, but […]


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Fun at home candle-making project

Fun at home beeswax candle-making project!


During these hot summer days, it can be tricky trying to find something fun and engaging for you and your family to do together especially, when celebrating national holidays like Father’s day and more indoors. Take a look at this fun at-home beeswax candle-making project to do with your family, with 5 easy steps and […]


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All about our Natural Waxes

All about our Natural Waxes!


As a candle maker, it can be tedious looking for the right candle wax that not only fit your budget but fit your lifestyle and values. To continue to do our part not only by providing a variety of products to cater to all candle makers we are also doing our part to preserve our […]


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the purpose behind using wax additives

The purpose behind using wax additives


When crafting candles, deciding  which wax you’ll use is a crucial part of the production as well as the performance of your candle. Each wax is different and usually designed to do a certain purpose, which is why  many candle makers are sometimes surprised to know they may need an additive to ensure they get […]


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How to add candle fragrances to your candles

How to add candle fragrances to your candles


Once you begin candle making it’s always exciting experimenting with different fragrances oils, as well as essential oils but it’s important to understand what is the right amount of fragrance oils that should be added to your candle wax. As well as when you should add your oils to your candle wax. Fragrance oils vs. […]


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5 Spring Fragrances you need for your candle!


Looking to add some new vibrant fragrances to your Spring candle collection? Well you’re in the right place, not only are these fragrances of high quality but they are also affordable!   1. Eucalyptus fragrance      Get energized with our earthy yet relaxing regular candle fragrance Eucalyptus. With fragrance notes of Mint Leaf, Sweet […]


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Double boiler candle making

The Double Boiler Method For Candle Making


Candles have been around for a long time as they have been used specifically to light up a room, but over time candles and candle -making has progressed into a way to not only spread light but add a specific aroma to a space as well as add a piece of décor to one’s home. […]


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What Wick should I use for my candle Vessel


Crafting candles can be a very tedious project that will take a lot of product testing as your candles are designed to your liking so it is difficult to explain one specific way to craft your candles or call any way the best way to craft your candles as there are many ways. Ultimately choosing […]


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How to Begin selling your candles 2

How to Begin selling your candles


Are you a seasoned candle maker and would like to begin selling your handmade candles? If the answer is yes, but you don’t know where or how to start selling, worry no longer our candle making expert is here to help! Note: In this blog I will let you know the necessary steps it will […]


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8 of The Best Candle-making supplies for beginner Candle makers


Are you new to candle making?  Do you want to learn everything candle-making from what supplies to use & what candle containers to buy? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place! When you first begin candle making it can be nerve racking and overwhelming as you research the best products for […]


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8 New Fragrances you need: A new fragrance for every season!

8 New Fragrances you need: A new fragrance for every season!


Scented candles derive their scent from fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are remarkably strong, true to life, Fragrance oils are used by both professionals and hobby candle and soap makers.     This luminous candle fragrance opens with hints of crisps apple and sparkling red pear blended into an opulent heart of enchanting Honeysuckle, narcotic Tuberose […]


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Add a high-quality wax to your candle line

Add a high-quality wax to your candle line


Have you been using the same wax for years and are thinking about switching up how you make your candles?  Or maybe you just want to add a new high-quality wax to your candle line?  If you answered yes to these questions you’re in the right place! General Wax & Candle Co. has recently released […]


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How to make Tea Light Candles in Five easy steps

How to make Tea Light Candles in Five easy steps


How to make tea light candles: Tealight candles are the perfect candles for any occasion! They are also great candles to create for beginner candle makers to slowly step out of their candle-making comfort zone. Tealight candles are easy to create, and take well to fragrances as well as dyes. Check out our previous blog […]


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The Basic Supplies for making Votive Candles

The Basic Supplies for making Votive candles


If you’ve been crafting candles for a while now and think it’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone and want to try something new, Votive candles are a great direction to head in as they are easy to customize and can create the perfect ambiance for any setting or event. Our […]


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Which Jar to use for beginner candle makers

Which Candle Jar to use for beginner candle makers


Are you new to candle making?  Do you want to learn everything candle-making from what supplies to use &  what candle containers to buy? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place; our candle making expert is here to help. When you first begin making candles it can be frustrating as there […]


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Everything candle makers need to know about wicks

Everything candle makers need to know about wicks


Are you new to candle making and need to know which wicks will work best for you candles? If the answer is yes, you’re in the right place here’s everything you need to know about wicks from our candle making expert!         1. What type of wick should I use? Here at […]


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How to Use Dyes In Candle Making

How to Use Dyes In Candle Making


Here at General Wax & Candle Co. We carry four different types of candle dyes, all of which can be used for your candle making projects. Before you begin working with dyes It’s is important to choose the correct dye for your project. To learn more about different dye types in which we carry read […]


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Fragrance oils vs. Essentials oils : Defining oils for scented candles


Fragrance oils vs. Essentials oils : Defining oils for scented candles Crafting candles can be very exciting, especially when you begin to explore new add-ons to your candle making supplies like Dyes and Fragrances. When candle making it is very important that you know exactly what products will work best for you as well as […]


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Everything candle makers need to know about candle Dyes

Everything candle makers need to know about Dyes


Everything candle makers need to know about Dyes Once you’ve successfully made your first batch of candles you may want to add a personal touch by switching up it’s appearance. For most candle makers that means adding some color to your wax but it’s not always easy picking which types of candle dyes to use […]


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What Wax to use when candle making: Everything Candle makers need to know about wax

What Wax to use when candle making: Everything Candle makers need to know about wax


What Wax to use when candle making: Everything Candle makers need to know about wax New to candle making? You want to learn everything candle-making from what supplies to use & candle containers to buy? Need to know what waxes should be used for candle making? If the answer is yes, you’re in the right […]


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Candle Wax

How to start your candle making project


  How to start your candle-making project Candles as a source of light, have been used by humans since the 3rd millennium BC. Candles used to be very expensive, and only wealthy people could buy them. Nowadays, candles in different shapes, sizes, and scents are available to everyone. They are used in the interior for […]


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Our Store is Now Open to the Public!


  Our Store is Now Open to the Public! It’s been way too long, but we are excited to welcome you back into our Candle & Candle Making Supply Store. Our doors will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, at 9 am.   What are the store hours? Our new hours of […]


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Wax Additives

Wax Additives: Everything Candle Makers Need to Know


What are candle additives and do I need them for my project? Ever heard of candle additives? Want to know what they are and how to use them? Our candle expert will go through everything a candle maker needs to know about additives and how you might need them for your candle project.   IN […]


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Candle Melt

Scented Candles: Everything Candle Makers Need To Know About Fragrance


SCENTED CANDLES: EVERYTHING CANDLE MAKERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANDLE FRAGRANCE How to add fragrance to your wax and make a scented candle? New in the candle-making game? Want to push your skills to the next level and add a fresh scent to your beautiful homemade candles? Everything you need to know about fragrances from […]


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Candle Making Fragrances

8 Best Fragrances of Summer 2021 for Candle Makers


What are the 8 most trending candle fragrances of this summer 2021, according to our editors! These fragrances are going to be this summer’s top sellers and are surprisingly budget-friendly.   IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. BEST CALIFORNIA VIBE: SUMMER HAZE WITH CBD 2. BEST EARTHY YET SENSUAL FRAGRANCE: SUNKISSED TURMERIC 3. BEST SUMMER DRINK FRAGRANCE: […]


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