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I just got into making candles! I haven't been around that much because I found this new hobby.

I have found that I don't really like clipping coupons anymore. Is that so terrible? I just don't want to take the time anymore. I have been so busy checking out candle things on the web. I hope to make this a small business for me in the next few years. DH is building me a workcenter in our backyard shed. Isn't that cool?

I poured some candles last night and it was fun. I got wax everywhere but oh well....I had fun right?!

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Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. Good for you. Post some pictures so we can see the candles you've been working on.
 

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i always wanted to try candlemaking, but thought it was too expensive. did you buy a kit??
 

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Good for you Jodi !!!!!
I hope to see the candles you made soon ...........
BTW...if you don't like clipping coupons then stop !!!! That's not bad !!!!!
 

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Good for you Jodi!

I think everyone needs a hobby they enjoy! Hope you have a great time doing it and good luck with selling!
 

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Good for you Jodi!

I think everyone needs a hobby they enjoy! Hope you have a great time doing it and good luck with selling!
What she said :) Also, if you don't want to clip coupons, then don't. Life is too short to do things that you don't HAVE to do and that you don't enjoy!
 

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I am glad you found something you enjoy! I say GO FOR IT! And like the others said, if you don't like clipping coupons....DON'T! I wish you luck with your candle making!
 

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Go for it Jodi, and have fun!
We would like to see some of the candles you make. :)
 

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I like making candles too, though I don't do it very often any more. There are a lot of good candle supply sites on the web, have fun!

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Misty, I didn't buy a kit. I just did a lot of research and bought what I thought were the best supplies out there. I am burning a mango papaya right now and it is AWESOME! Very fruity and tropical smelling. You can smell it all over my house. I love this. Thanks guys for helping to ease my coupon guilt. You are all right, life is too short to do things we don't want to do. I will post some pics when I can convince my neighbor to use her digital camera for me. Thanks again!
 

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That sounds great!! I'd like to try it myself. What are some of the best sites for beginners who know absolutely nothing about candle-making? I love scented candles. I'l love to give them as gifts. I'm anxiously awaiting pics also!
 

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I have checked into making candles a couple years back and it seemed there was so much debate on how to get ther right throw of scent and a slow burn and a burn all the way down to the bottom....

I got so confused I just gave up.

If the scent is filling up your house, I'd say you got it right!! That's wonderful!

I'd like to make a few dozen because we love candles in the winter.
 

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Can I get some simple recipies to get me started? I used to make soap, but we moved and our new place has only a tiny counter {I make it bigger by putting a reasturant size cutting board across the sink} Can you make candles in the microwave? DH and I are wanting to get our craft supplies together and maybe hit a few shows in the spring. TIA
 

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I would like to get into making jell candles that smell good. Are there any links on the net? I guess I'll have to take sometime & do a search.:paw:
 

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I recently gave up my business of candlemaking. Being pregnant,the smells made me feel faint.I also thought when would I have time to make candles with a newborn and 3 other kids! Plus we needed the candle room for a bedroom :)

Once the baby is older I may jump back in it....who knows.

Here's some sites I've used while candlemaking if anyone is interested....

http://www.bubblesnlights.com/index.shtml

http://www.scottcrew.com/cgi-bin/em...gi?page=mscottcrew.html&cart_id=8542666.67541

http://www.soapncandles.com/

http://www.cierracandles.com/

http://www.dirtcheapscents.com/

http://earlyamericancandlesupplies.com/

http://www.candlemaking.com/cgi-local/shop.pl/page=catalog.html

http://www.kinghousecandlesupplies.com/

http://www.wellingtonfragrance.com/

http://www.tradewindsfragrance.com/

http://www.wickyourwax.com/

http://www.thescentreview.com/

http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/

http://www.alabastercandlesupply.com/index.asp



Also,I listed some oils lastnight on ebay if anyone cares to check them out :D

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ed=0&sort=3&since=-1&include=0&page=1&rows=25
 

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No, I don't think you are supposed to melt wax in the microwave. I invested in a Presto Pot which melts the wax great. They are about $20 at Wal Mart.

There is a lot of information at www.candlecauldron.com. Their business site is www.bittercreek.com. You can get professional quality supplies there. Don't buy the wax from craft stores if you are planning to sell these. The wax is not good quality. Email me if you want more info.

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oh i definitly agree with the rest, don't clip coupons if it's not making you happy :)

I sure wish I could get good at something like candle making :) I hope you can turn it into a business, that'd be great!
 
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