CREATING NATURAL CANDLE COLOURS

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Anyone who has followed my candle-making journey knows I am passionate about my family and friends, my beautiful dogs, my community, and of course, my love of all things candle related! An emotional creature, colour plays a big part in my life. I choose the colour carefully because I know it can dramatically affect my mood, feelings, and emotions. I see it as a powerful co...
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OVERDIPPING CANDLES

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Students ask me, "how can I get a solid [often black or gold] coloured candle", and my answer is that you need to over dip. Overdipping is a candle technique that involves the use of adding pigment dyes to high quality high melt-point waxes [usually paraffin wax]. By dipping a candle into a pigment dye mix, you can quickly transform the candle. The most common reasons...
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CANDLE DISCOLOURATION CAUSED BY OXIDATION

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Have you ever had a soy candle change colour after lighting? The most common reason for discolouration of candle colour is due to the ultraviolet effects of light, BUT sometimes that a missed assessment and the cause is oxidation of the candle.  If you have an un-coloured candle, once exposed to UV lighting, the candle will change to a yellow shade. Som...
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AN EYE FOR COLOUR

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Anyone who has followed my sea change from corporate life to shop owner, and recently to a retiree, know I am passionate about my candle craft, my family, my friends, and my beautiful dogs! An emotional creature colours play a big part in my life. I choose colour carefully because I know it can dramatically affect my mood, feelings, and emotions. I see it as a po...
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