Wax Sachets

Merriam-Webster defines sachet as “a small bag containing a perfumed powder or potpourri used to scent clothes and linens.” This is a variation on that idea, made with scented wax and decorated with nature’s beauty. Glitter, embeds and other whimsical items are also decorating options. Be aware though that anything dyed (such as crafted leaves) […]

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Cookie Cutter Valentine Candle

With Valentine’s Day on its way, here is an idea that can be put together in a few minutes. It is a great way to use up left over bits and pieces hanging around the craft table. Spray glitter can be added to the finished candle if on hand and easily accessible. Any really small […]

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Litha Beeswax Tapers

The Wheel of the Year is all about our relationship with the sun, so a respected and tended fire is always a perfect addition to any solstice celebration. Because we are outside more at this time of the year, that can also be a campfire, a small bonfire on the beach or even some burning […]

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Mini Beeswax Tulip Candles

Beacon hills are networks of bonfires, optical telegraphs, often used to signal the next village that invaders were coming and to man the defenses. They were placed on high points (hills) in the landscape so they could be seen as far away as possible. In England, the Michael leyline, an earth energy line, runs from […]

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Soy Container Candles

The other day I was shopping for supplies for a candlemaking class and came across some glasses that would make good containers for soy wax candles, so I thought I would share the steps as I had just come across almost the exact same thing ( as a finished product) on a store shelf for […]

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Rolled Beeswax Pillar Candles

The times have been are a changing and with daylight saving time gone for a few months, warm and cosy is the goal during this darker time of the year. In addition there are holidays coming and with the holidays an opportunity for gift giving ( not that you really ever need one ). Beeswax […]

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Egg Shell Candles

Eggs have such a long connection to the celebration of spring. Ancient Egyptian parents would give eggs to their children as symbols of fertility. Easter egg hunts to gather a fresh food would have been a famliy or community endeavour once enough light was again available and birds were able to produce eggs. Classical Greek […]

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Ice Cube Candles

The solar calendar is a fairly modern construct, more associated with neopaganism than one single ancient tradition. Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasa and Samhain were called “Fire Festivals” before being blended into the solstices and equinoxes to create the Wheel of the Year. Taking a moment though, it is easy to understand how each celebration is an […]

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Aromatic Candles

I promised we would get spicy and so we shall. Today the focus is on scented Valentine candles for the bedroom. Candles at dinner, from my perspective, are best left unscented so as not to clash with the aromas of the meal. Once you have moved on from dessert, then essential oils will help carry […]

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Imbolc and Candles

For over 15 years of my life I was a chandler, I produced my own line of candles, did private labeling and taught classes. I still teach although I no longer have a workshop and at this time of the year I miss being able to melt wax, wick molds and play with scent and […]

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