Burning the Candle…

Finished Palm Wax CandlesA few years ago Sunshine and I went to Kauai.  While there, we visited Island Soap and Candle Works in Koloa and watched them make handmade candles.  It looked like a lot of fun so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Once we got home, I got a bunch of candle-making supplies, set up shop and got to work.  Since then, I’ve been experimenting with different waxes, recipes and additives. Here’s my workspace…

Candle-Making Workspace

This weekend I was able to get back in the shop and make more candles.  I started by melting 3 lbs. palm wax…

Melting Palm Wax

When the wax melted and reached 200°F, I added 4 oz. lavender oil, stirred it for a minute and let it cool to 175°F.

I had a few minutes to wait so I added cool metal pieces to the blank jars and attached the wicks.  Then I poured the melted wax and lavender oil mixture into the jars…

Melted Wax in Jars

Now the hard part… I had to wait for them to cool completely.  Here are the finished lavender-scented palm wax candles…

Finished Palm Wax Candles

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18 thoughts on “Burning the Candle…

  1. Your candles are beautiful!

  2. Laura O'Brien says:

    Did you decorate the jars? Is that your logo?

  3. Thomas says:

    Fun stuff! Love your candles.

  4. Surge says:

    Guy, Nice! When can I began purchasing candles?

  5. Jack says:

    Nice work, Guy. Glad you’re back at it. Quite an art!

  6. Renita Fujita says:

    Hi Guy, you’re candles smell amazing!!! Which one did you make for Surge? I would love to buy one for my mom for Mother’s Day. Can you please tell me how much you sell them for?

    • Hi Renitaa! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m glad you like the candle. I will be making more candles in the next couple of weeks and will send one up with Sunshine to give to Serge for you in time for Mother’s Day. Awesome!!!! I hope to see you guys again soon!!

      • Renita Fujita says:

        Hello and Happy Friday!!! Thank you so much, I light my candle every night. It smells so good even when it’s not lit. My mom will LOVE it too! Hope to see you and Mrs Sunshine soon!

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