Candle making inspiration
Tiffany and Dariel, the founders of Bright Black, create candles with a purpose. Learn more about their inspiring mission.
Stories and interviews
Explore inspiring stories of creative entrepreneurs and small business owners who use their skills and passion to make a positive change. And if you have an inspirational story of your own, we'd love to hear it!
Life lessons through candle making with Fréres Branchiaux
What began as a way to earn extra spending money, give back to the community, and learn about running a business is now a thriving candle brand.
Building community and brand with Frostbeard Studio
Tom and Roxie share how their passion for books and reading grew into a business.
Wholesale success with Southern Elegance Candle Co.
D’Shawn Russell has quickly grown her candle company by leveraging a successful wholesale strategy.
From sound to scent with Shining Sol Candle Company
Thinking a new hobby may help to liven up his routine, Pete Evick traded guitar picks for candle wicks and began exploring candle making.
Authentic brand story with Wax Cabin Candle Co.
Jennifer Gunn leveraged her skills in graphic design and product branding to launch a candle business.
Chatting with Witty Wicks Candles
We caught up with Aubry Panek to learn more about her candle making journey.
Candle projects, recipes, and more
Looking for inspiration or ideas for your next batch of candles? Check out our candle projects and recipes below, or get inspired by what other makers are creating. Have an idea for a project? Let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charcoal and coffee soap scrub bars
This tough scrub bar is full of exfoliants and will leave your skin feeling refreshed.
Soap, candle, and reed diffuser box for men
Surprise him with this sleek, understated gift box this holiday season.
Add a little bling to your handwashing with this fun and oh-so-cute gem-inspired hand soap project.
Himalayan pink salt scrub
This salt scrub will leave your skin feeling refreshingly soft and smooth.
Lump of coal soap
Whether you've been naughty or nice, these lump of coal hand soaps are a fun, simple project perfect for the holiday season.
Luxurious loofah soaps provide the benefits of exfoliation to the skin, with the added aesthetics of the natural loofah sponge.
Recycled wax fire starters
These wax fire starters are a great project for repurposing leftover wax, wick trimmings, and paper towels from candle making.
Soy wax melts
Soy wax melts are quick and simple to make. Learn how to make soy wax melts to sell alongside your candle line with this customizable tutorial.
Peppermint mocha latte candle
Bring the coffeehouse home with this warm, inviting latte candle project.
Enamel mug candles
Bring the coziness of a campfire indoors with this fun and simple enamel mug candle project.
Ice cream scoop candles
Learn how to make these looks-so-good-you-could-eat-it ice cream scoop candles.
Floating candles are a great beginner project, can be used to create a simple, but elegant display!
Bleeding heart wax melts
Here’s an idea for a cheeky DIY Valentine's Day project – perfect for giving as a gift or keeping for yourself.
Dinosaur hand soaps
Add a little fun to your family’s hand washing routine with these cute dinosaur soaps.
Tilted layer container candle
Tilt it up a notch with this beach-inspired tilted layer candle tutorial.
Soy candle wedding favors
Super customizable and beginner-friendly, this project ensures everyone leaves your wedding with a meaningful, handmade memento.
Holiday soy candle tins
Add a little holiday cheer to the basic candle tin in this gift-worthy candle tutorial.
Mason jar tealight holders
Easy DIY guide to make mason jar tealight holders and mason jar lanterns. Great decor for weddings or any special gathering.
Embedded heart container candle
By changing the cookie cutter design you can have a candle for any season or occasion.
DIY citronella candles
Don't let pesky bugs ruin you summer fun. Make your own citronella candle to help keep your outdoor area a bug free zone!