CandleScience Learning

Welcome to the learning section on CandleScience.com. We added this section as a place to collect all our candle making information, instructions, projects, and recipes. 

If you have an idea for a project or would like to see us cover a particular aspect of candle making please let us know by sending an email to support@candlescience.com


Videos

Get started making your own paraffin container candles using this easy-to-follow video and materials list.

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Learn how to make soy candles using the microwave in this easy-to-follow video.

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Follow our quick and easy video guide to make wax melts with our clamshells molds.

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The CandleScience guide to learn how you can choose the right wick size for your candle.

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Make beautiful soy container candles using this easy-to-follow video and materials list.

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Watch our video to learn how professional perfumers evaluate fragrances using blotters.

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Soy Wax Projects

Planning an wedding? Follow our DIY tutorial to make beautiful and economical candle tins for your wedding guests.

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New to candle making? Soy candle tins are a good place to start if you've never made candles before. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to make your first soy candle tin for the holiday season

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Step-by-Step direction on how to make soy wax melts and tarts. Fun and easy to make, the color and fragrance combinations are endless. 

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Easy do-it-yourself guide to make mason jar tealight holders and mason jar lanterns. Great decorations for showers, weddings or any special gathering.

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Follow this project's step-by-step directions and create an inviting coffeehouse atmosphere right in your own home.

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A quick and easy guid to make you own seashell candles. Perfect for using leftover soy wax, and a great idea for a summertime party or celebration.

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Reuse and recycle old candle wax and paper to make fire starters for wood burning fireplaces. 

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A twist on making traditional pillar candles, layered pillar candles create fantastic seasonal candles that will delight your friends and family.

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Make your own Cupcake Candles using our easy-to-follow guide. Soy cupcake candles are great for gifts or as decorative table decorations for weddings, showers and holiday gatherings. 

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If you're looking for a unique and creative project, here's an idea for a beautiful Fall centerpiece. We used hollowed-out acorn squash for pillar candle molds, added seasonal colors, and a hint of Cinnamon Chai Fragrance Oil.

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Here’s a fun and easy holiday project for the whole family. We used our 12 oz. canning jars and whimsical decorations to make two cute snowman luminaries and two snowman room fresheners.

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Paraffin Wax Projects

Create container candles that stand out from the crowd with our tilted layer candle project. 

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A step-by-step guide to make your own votive candles. A great project for beginner candlemakers, votive candles add warmth and ambiance to any home decor.

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Floating candles are a great beginner project, and with a nice glass bowl and some decorative stones, you'll have a simple but elegant display. 

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Follow our step-by-step guide to make embedded heart container candles. A good project for beginner or advance candlemakers, and just by changing the cookie cutter design you can have a candle for any holiday, season or special occasion.

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Beeswax Projects

Create homemade beeswax ornaments for the holiday season. Beeswax ornaments are eco-friendly and easy to make.

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Articles

Learn the characteristics of a correctly wicked candle, and how to choose the right wick size for your candle container and wax. 

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Learn what a wick assembly is, how it's made, and what each component does. 

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Ever wonder what's in candle fragrance oils? CandleScience fragrances are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma chemicals.

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Learn how soy wax is produced, where soy is grown, and the uses and benefits of soy wax. 

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With so many different kinds of soy wax, choosing the right soy wax for your candle can be difficult. This article can help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right wax for your candle project.

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Use these instructions to conduct a basic burn test for your finished candle. Burn test help you determine the proper wick application for your candles.

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Start making your own soy candles with our easy-to-follow guide. Whether you are using soy wax to make your first candle or have been making paraffin wax candles for years these instruction will give you a good foundation for working with soy wax

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Tealight candles are easy, can be colored or fragranced for any season, and add ambience to a home environment or special occasion. This how-to guide is perfect for anyone new to candle making. 

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We have discontinued the sale of all palm waxes after discovering severe environmental issues associated with its production. Read our article for more information on this important issue.

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An easy-to-follow tutorial on how to properly wick a pillar mold when making pillar candles. This guide features step-by-step photos to clearly outline each step.

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For the beginner or experienced candle maker, these instructions will take you through the steps of making a beautifully patterned palm wax pillar candle. 

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These instructions can help you make a beautiful palm wax container candle whether you are an experienced candle maker or are making a candle for the first time. 

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Unsure of a term that your heard or read on our website? Review our list of common candle making terms.

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Tools

Looking for the right wick or wick size? Consult our Wick Guide to find a wick recommendation for your candles.

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