Sometimes I like to compare candle making to cooking. You can use a basic recipe, one that you know works well – or you can you can try working without a recipe. By using candle making recipes, you allow yourself to try out new techniques, new colors and scents, and new shapes and textures to create candles that you only dreamed of making before.
Candle making recipes can be very detailed, specifying the type of wax used and any additives. Most recipes don’t specify the scent and color to use, but there may be a caution not to exceed a certain amount in a given recipe. Once you’ve tried a few recipes, you can start varying them a little to see how the results change. The Candle Making Connection is perhaps the leading online web site for finding info on making candles and how to expand your creativity in this exciting craft. It’s a site that’s well worth checking out.
As I mentioned, candle making recipes are a good way for a beginner to get started.The recipes give a person the confidence they need to get started. Then, with a little experience, they become more comfortable with experimentation. As you try different recipes, you’ll probably note that some appeal to you more than others. Eventually, you’ll develop your own style – maybe even you own recipes.
Remember that candle makiing recipes are generally very forgiving. You can usually vary the proportions somewhat and still get good results. If you want to get more complete information on all aspects of candle making and not just rote recipes then you definitely need to look at Home Candle Making Made Easy.
Everyone loves receiving candles as gifts and once you become more and more skilled at making candles, you will find that the requests start to pour in. Don’t be surprised if people ask you to make some candles for them once they see your results. If you’ve followed a recipe (or kept good notes), you’ll be able to. You would probably be surprised to learn how many hobby candle makers eventually start selling candles for a nice little profit.