The Chandlers' Guide Book

​Making Layered Candles With Candle Dye Chips

​Making Layered Candles With Candle Dye Chips

Making Layered CandlesIt’s candle making time once again! I’m always ready for a fun DIY candle project – and this one’s all about making beautiful layered candles. It’s incredibly versatile; you can pick and choose everything from the scents to colour – once you’ve got the knack of the technique you may want to start experimenting with different shapes and sizes as well!If you remember, we…
The Art of Creating Wax Melts

The Art of Creating Wax Melts

There are some of us who prefer long tapered candles with the hot wax dripping down it’s length while others enjoy a flickering candle in a pretty jam jar – adding a raw rustic charm to any room. But have you ever actually burned wax without the wick?These little fragrant (and often colourful) gems are known as wax melts or wax tar…
One Great Graduation Gift for Candle Lovers

One Great Graduation Gift for Candle Lovers

Graduation season is just around the corner now and if you’re reading this you’re probably stumped on gift ideas and need a little inspiration on what to get or, better still, what to make! A handmade touch always makes a gift that much more special so I’ve come up with the perfect idea - a beautifully scented, personalised candle.Now the steps to create the actual candle you can find on…
Candle Making: How to Handle the Most Common Issues

Candle Making: How to Handle the Most Common Issues

Candle making can be an exciting and fun activity, but as with any project, you can stumble into problems along the way. Whether the candles have come out an awful colour or your candles are full of air bubbles with sweaty sides, just know that the unpredictability is all part of the experience!After working with candles for some time, you’ll know the common pitfalls that are frankly unavoida…
Aromatherapy With Candles and Wax Melts

Aromatherapy With Candles and Wax Melts

Have you ever entered a bakery feeling stressed and anxious about your work meetings, deadlines and all the house work you’ve got left to do at home? Yet somehow, you leave the store feeling slightly chirpier and relaxed, almost as if you didn’t have a single worry in the world!The effects of scents and smells are amazing. They can get you in the mood for just about anything – whether you nee…
Soy Candles: Eco-Friendly and Better for Your Health

Soy Candles: Eco-Friendly and Better for Your Health

If you love candles as much as me, then you probably have candles in every room of your house – even the bathroom! And that probably doesn’t stop you buying some more when another one catches your eye in the Supermarket Home & Décor aisle.Although the focus has always been very much on scented candles (even in my own blogs), unscented candles, can actually be very handy at times and even…