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Fragrance Supplies Needed For Candle Making

May 24, 2008
Candle making is a very popular hobby. Getting started is quite easy, and you can readily obtain the needed materials and start creating some candles in very short order. Like anything else, one needs to learn the ropes a bit, and if your mold isn't clean, or if the temperature of the wax is too hot or cold, the candles won't turn out just right. But with a little experience a person can be making very professional looking candles. One of the more popular types of candles these days are fragrant candles, and this article will discuss what types of materials are needed for making aromatic candles and where to acquire them.

Basic Equipment

The basic materials needed to make any candles include such things as a double boiler to melt wax, a metal pouring pot, candle molds and a mold sealer, primed wicks, wax, candle dyes, other basic household items like scissors, a tape measure, and measuring spoons. If you are just getting started, a book such as "Candle Making for the First Time" is a big help. Once you have the above equipment ready, it is not difficult to get started.

After making a few batches of candles and learning the various processes, you'll soon want to start making some fragrant smelling candles as well. What types of aromas should you try, and how will you find them? Extensive lines of flavors made from both synthetic chemicals and also essential oils, which are derived by distilling natural plant material, are readily available. Check out the CandleChem Company. A quick glance at their web site reveals that they have everything one needs to make candles, including a extensive array of fragrances. Just to give an idea, here is a listing of the aromas they offer, and this is only a list of those starting with the letter "A": African Violet, Allspice, Almond Cherry, Almond Coconut, Almond Cookie, Aloe Vera, Amaretto, Amaretto Chocolate, Amaretto Coffee, Amaretto Spice, Amaretto Vanilla, Amber Romance, Angel Food Cake, Angel Wings, Anise, Apple & Rose, Apple Blossom, Apple Cider, Apple Cinnamon, Apple, Apple Jack, Apple Peel, Apple Pie, Apple Spice, Apple Spice Cake, Apple Strudel, Apples & Berries, Apples & Oak, Apples & Oranges, Apricot, Apricot Brandy, and Apricot Azalea.

So it is clear that there are literally hundreds of possibilities. It only takes a few drops of an essential oil to add the necessary amount of fragrance when making a candle, so purchasing a few of your favorite aromas won't cost too much and will last a long time.

If this company does not have exactly what you are looking for in terms of equipment or candle making fragrances, another possibility is Natures Garden which has a similar lengthy list of candle making scents.

Whether you are looking to make candles for your own living space, looking for a way to make creative gifts for your friends and family members, or even thinking about starting a small business, making fragrant candles is an excellent hobby that is easy to get into. And once you master the basics and get creative, you'll be able to make all sorts of different candles that you and others will enjoy.
About the Author
Walt Ballenberger is founder of Highly Scented Candles. For hand-crafted scented candles that are clean and long burning visit Highly Scented Candles
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