Popular Candle Types

Why candles have stood the test of time

Candles can be used in a variety of settings for a number of different reasons.  You may just need some light because your bulb has blown or you want to create a bit of mood lighting in a living room, dining setting or bedroom.  It’s both the natural glow and flicker of the candle as well as the fragrance when using scented candles that can instantly change the feel of a room.

Different types of candles

Candles have come a long way over the years and have increasingly become a gift appreciated by both men and woman no matter what the occasion is.  One of the most common types of materials for making candles was traditionally Paraffin Wax however there has been a large demand in recent years for Beeswax Candles and Soy Wax Candles because of their burn time and their being more eco friendly.

As well as the various materials you can make candles from, the other main variations include the size and what you’re making the candle in.  Candles can vary from tea light candles, small votive candles, medium jar candles through to large multi-wick pillar candles.

The good news!

You’ll be glad to know that once you’ve mastered the basics of candle making, the principles are actually quite similar regardless of the materials you’re using or how big of a candle you’re making.

We want to make sure you’re continually inspired with different candle making ideas so will keep rounding up tips and tricks for you to try when making your own candles at home.

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