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Welcome to the new 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.


TUTORIAL: Simple Paraffin Container Candles
Get started making your own paraffin container candles using this easy-to-follow video and materials list.

TUTORIAL: Make Soy Candles with the Microwave
Learn how to make soy candles using the microwave in this easy-to-follow video.

TUTORIAL: Make Clamshell Wax Melts
A quick and easy video guide to make wax melts with our clamshells molds.

TUTORIAL: Fragrance Blotter Strips
Watch our video to learn how professional perfumers evaluate fragrances using blotters.

TUTORIAL: Choosing the Right Wick Size
The CandleScience guide to choosing the right wick size for your candle.

TUTORIAL: Beginner Candle Making with Soy Wax
Make beautiful soy container candles using this easy-to-follow video and materials list.

INTERVIEW: NGI uses American Grown Soybeans
Dan Cap from Nature's Gifts International tells us about where their soybeans are grown, from the show floor of the 2010 NCA meeting in Orlando.

INTERVIEW: Introducing EcoSoya CB-XceL
We caught up with Dan Cap from Nature's Gifts International at the 2010 NCA meeting. Here he tells us about their new soy container blend, EcoSoya CB-XceL.

INTERVIEW: Golden Brands Soy Wax Comparison
We speak with Golden Brands about the differences between their container soy waxes.

INTERVIEW: Golden Brands Soy is US Grown
We caught up with Golden Brands at the NCA and discussed where their soybeans are grown.

INTERVIEW: Cosmetic Grade Soy Wax
We caught up with Dan Cap from Nature's Gifts International at the 2010 NCA meeting. Here he tells us about their new soy container blend, EcoSoya CB-XceL.

Soy Wax Projects

Soy Cupcake Candles
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.

Seashell Candle Project
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.

Recycled Wax Fire Starters
Reuse and recycle old candle wax and paper to make fire starters for wood burning fireplaces. These projects make great homemade gifts for the fall and holiday seasons.

Mason Jar Tealight Holders
Easy do-it-yourself guide to make mason jar tealight holders and mason jar lanterns. Mason Jar Tealight Holders and mason jar lanterns look great as decorations for showers, weddings or any special gathering. Simple to make and can be color coordinated f

Make Soy Wax Melts for Fall
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. With this in mind, we came up with a seasonal Fall project using our all natural Ecosoya PB Pillar Blend Soy Wax.

Layered Soy Pillar Candles
A twist on making traditional pillar candles, layered pillar candles create fantastic seasonal candles that will delight your friends and family. This project may take a little practice, but we think you'll love the finished result.

Hazelnut Latte Candle
Create a beautiful soy candle that looks and smells like a warm rich cup of hazelnut latte. Follow this project's step by step directions and create an inviting coffeehouse atmosphere right in your own home.

DIY Candle Wedding Favors
If wedding plans are in your future, here's an idea for beautiful and economical soy candle tins you can make for your guests. Whether your wedding is big or small, near or far, these DIY candle favors travel well and will serve as a reminder of the speci

Beginner Soy Candle Making Instructions: Holiday Candle Tins
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.

Paraffin Wax Projects

Tilted Layer Container Candles
Create container candles that stand out from the crowd with our tilted layer candle project. Perfect for candlemakers looking to try something new and fun.

How to make Votive Candles
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.

How to make Floating Candles
Learn how to make floating candles for any special occasion or time of year. 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.

Embedded Heart Container Candle
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.

Beeswax Projects

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


Wicking Container Candles
Everything you need to know about how to properly wick your container candles. Learn the characteristics of a correctly wicked candle, and how to choose the right wick size for your candle container and wax.

Wick Assemblies: A Primer
We get tons of questions about wick assemblies every day at CandleScience. This article describes what a wick assembly is, how it's made, and what each component does.

What's in a Fragrance Oil?
Ever wonder what's in candle fragrance oils? CandleScience fragrances are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma chemicals. Not all fragrance oils are created equal, but CandleScience has gathered some of the very best into a line tha

What EXACTLY is Soy Wax?
Learn how soy wax is produced, where soy is grown, and the uses and benefits of soy wax.

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

How To Wick a Pillar Mold
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.

How to Make Tealight Candles
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.

How to Make a Soy Candle
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

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

How to make a Palm Container Candle
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.

How To Conduct A Burn Test
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.

Choosing a Soy Wax
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.

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


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