Tips and Tricks

This page contains an assortment of useful tips, tricks, and tools for candle making.

Color Formulas

Color Formulas: Liquid Dye mixing suggestions.

Color Suggestions

Color Suggestions: Ideas for selecting the perfect color to match your fragrance.

Comparing Scent Throw

Comparing Scent Throw: Is my candle strong enough?

DIY Candle Lid

DIY Candle Lid: Here is a great way to make your own cute and inexpensive covers for candles that don’t have lids..

Do It Yourself Wax Melter

Do It Yourself Wax Melter: For easy bulk wax melting.

Handy Calculators

Handy Calculators: Use these tools to calculate how much wax you’ll need.

Metal Tape to Seal Molds

Metal Tape to Seal Molds: An alternative to mold sealer putty.


Pillar Wick Pins: Learn the secret to getting perfectly centered wicks using pillar wick pins.

Safe Containers

Safe Containers: How do you know if a container is safe for candle making?


Votive Wick Pins: Learn the secret to getting perfectly centered wicks using votive wick pins.

Water Baths

Water Baths: How to set up a cool water bath.

Wick Centering Tools

Wick Centering Tools: Keep your wicks straight with these handy tools!

Scent Mixing Ideas

Scent Mixing Ideas: Need more scents? here are some scent mixing ideas.

17 comments on “Tips and Tricks
  1. Carrie Logsdon says:

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!! What wicks should I use for 4oz, 8oz, 16oz, and 32oz mason jars??? The opening is 2.5in, however mason jars get a little wider after the neck. I’ve tried eco 10 6″ so far; have HTP 105 and CD 10 on the way. Eco 10 was recommended by a wick guide and there was barley a flame, and barley a hot throw (I’m assuming because there was barley a melt pool). I do not want to waste much more of my jars on trial and error.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Candle Making

candle making instructions

Whether you are a seasoned pro looking for inspirational ideas, or a budding candle maker, our step-by-step tutorials will walk you through numerous candle making projects.

Bath & Body

bath body soapmaking

Here we have a number of different demonstrations and projects for soap making, as well as other bath and body products.

Fragrant Living

Fragrant Living Projects

Who doesn't like things that smell good? Here are a few other projects that might interest you.