How to make a candle with multiple wicks

A candle with multiple wicks can be an attractive centerpiece at a festive dinner or can add a little flair to a bare mantel. These candles can be easily made to fit any space and in just about any color of wax. To start, decide on the wax that will be used. At most large […]

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How to make your own shaving oils

If you love that baby-soft feel of your skin after a close shave, you know that two types of skin can spoil your fun—sensitive skin and dry skin. Most commercial aerosol shaving creams do little more than lubricate the skin just long enough for you to glide the razor over it. Men often find it […]

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How to make a double molded candle

Making candles is simple and fun, and double-molded candles can be an interesting twist on traditional candles. If you already know how to make candles, you’re already 90 percent of the way done! For those who are new to candle making, here are the supplies you need: Double boiler (if you don’t have one, you […]

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How to make a scented soy candle

Soy candles have several benefits over the traditional wax candles. Soy is an all-natural and non-toxic product. It burns longer and cleaner so that it doesn’t leave behind black soot, smoke, and residue. It also burns more evenly so as not to leave behind wax build up in your jar. All of the wax will […]

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How to make liquid hand soap

If you’re looking for a way to save money and kill a little spare time, making liquid hand soap is for you! It’s easy and only takes a few simple ingredients. Below are several recipes for you to try at home. Recipe #1: Grate one bar of soap. (Use your favorite brand of soap or […]

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How to embed wax shapes into a candle

When embedding wax shapes into a candle, keep in mind that the wax you’ll be embedding in can melt the shapes if too hot. So be sure to pick a wax or wax formula with a low melting point. This is especially important if you will be making a container candle. Not only that, but […]

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How to make your own citronella candles to deter insects

Citronella is made from the leaves of a tropical Asian grass which is closely related to lemon grass. Citronella has been used over the centuries for a wide variety of uses ranging from being brewed as a tea to reduce fevers to a remedy for the common cold. It has even been proven useful as […]

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How to make a round ball-shaped candle

Round ball candles are simple but dramatic. They are easy to make but require a little more skill than a candle poured in a simple metal mold. The first thing you need in order to make a round candle is a round ball mold. These usually are made from plastic and come in two pieces […]

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How to apply fabric to candles

What you will need for this project: Assorted sized and assorted shaped candlesVarious fabrics and swatches Straight pinsGimp tacks (upholstery-type tacks) (optional)White glue or decoupageScissorsSmall paint brushGlitter paint (optional) Regardless of what type of candles you have, huge block candles, tall tapered candles, or little votives, you can enhance them dramatically by attaching fabric designs. […]

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How to add pressed flowers and stickers to a candle

Ever seen candles that have pressed flowers just under the surface of the candle? Ever want to have some to place in your home but don’t want to pay extra for these specialty candles? The good news is you can make these decorative candles at home. And you can also use more than just pressed […]

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