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    Default Home made candles

    Do any lovely bub hubbers make their own candles at all?

    I have an expensive obsession with candles and thought making my own could save me some money 😊

    If so, where do you buy your supplies and are the fragrances strong? Im sick of buying smelly candles that don't end up smelling!

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    I cant remember where I bought my stuff, it was only a once off, but I just googled candle supplies. As for smell... I used essential oils I already had, and you can add as much as you like.

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    Thanks @my2monkeys were the candles as good as store bought ones?

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    I thoight they were nice, they were soy ones done from a kit. They sent fragrances which smelt funny to me. The essential oils are nicer, but I guess they didnt look as high quality as store bought but that would come with practice I imagine.

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    Any other ladies on here who love making candles?

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    I make soy candles in vintage teacups. It's fun once you get the hang of it

    I get all of my supplies from http://www.candlemaking.com.au/. Never had a problem with a delivery and their customer service is fantastic. They have a huge range of fragrances and essential oils from which to choose.

    If you're a newbie and you want the most from your fragrance, I highly recommend going with soy wax. It's easy to work with and because it burns slowly you get longer lasting fragrance.

    Try starting with a kit like this one and see how you go: http://www.candlemaking.com.au/epage...oducts/kit9401.

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    Thank you @Belle201 i have a kit from a different company but no matter what i do, the scent doesn't burn well?!

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    It could be the scent you chose, I find that some scents don't throw as well as others. Sometimes you need to experiment with the amount of scent - you want as much scent as you can get in there without affecting the burn of the candle.

    Also, when during the process are you adding the scent? If you add it too early, it'll burn off as the wax cools. I add the scent just before I pour the wax into the vessel, which isn't until the wax has cooled to around 60 degrees.

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    Thanks @Belle201 ill try that next time as im adding it around 70 degrees. For 130grams of wax I'm adding 20ml fragrance. Is this enough?

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    Any advice on why when i make mine (soy) the top sets all fluffy like and it looks like there is white spores down the sides -.-


 

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