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What not to do when making a candle

Every candle maker will have a list of tricks up their sleeves accumulated from years of making candles AND years of  making mistakes.

Here is a list of some of the easiest mistakes that result in a CANDLE CATASTROPHE!

  • Forgetting to take a tare of your jug when adding the wax or fragrance could lead to adding too much or too little fragrance !

  • Adding fragrance at too high or too low a temperature. Easy to do!

  • Overheating the wax. Pouring your candle/fragrance mix at too low or too high a temperature.

  • Using the same wick size for different fragrances in the same container. DISASTER ZONE!

  • Not wick testing.DISASTER ZONE!

  • Melting the wax in the microwave.  AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

  • Changing the room temperature by leaving a door open that is letting in extra cold air or extra cool air.

  • Pouring when your containers are cold 🙁

  • Not leaving adequate space between setting candles

Have no fear, have fun. The Illumina Candle Supplies Team is here to help. Feel free to reach out to us to give you a helping hand if you need some advice.   

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