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Candle making?

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SpanglyGiraffe Sun 21-Oct-12 03:26:36

I want to make candles in jars for Christmas presents. I have had a look on google but i can't find a step by step guide to it anywhere!
Preferably I would like to make them from scratch. Is this advisable, or should I just melt some down?!
If I do make them from scratch, which is the best wax to use etc?

deleted203 Sun 21-Oct-12 03:34:42

Ooooh! I'm interested in this too. (Great minds think alike). I had a look online the other day and there seem to be a lot of 'candle making kits' for sale, although I got a bit confused as to which to go for. I'll lurk and hope you get some good suggestions (if you don't mind) smile

foxtrottango Sun 21-Oct-12 04:31:56

Try some of the old threads on here. There is one titled something like 'i made candles using 10% oil and they're just as good as Jo Malone'. Something like that. Its on about the third or fourth page. Ill try and link it if i can. Its a good thread grin

foxtrottango Sun 21-Oct-12 04:35:10

Ta dah!!!

deleted203 Sun 21-Oct-12 04:38:49

foxtrottango you are a STAR! Many, many thanks thanks

SpanglyGiraffe Sun 21-Oct-12 04:49:23

Fab fox thanks so much.

Good luck soworn, I hope yours work out!

foxtrottango Sun 21-Oct-12 04:56:20

grin glad i could help. And the fact that i even knew what page the thread was on indicates i am spending far too much time on mumsnet. It wont stop me spending so much time on here but at least now i know wink

Do let me now how you get on, ive had a bag of wax hanging around for a year as i keep intending to do them myself grin

plipplops Wed 24-Oct-12 14:27:35

I made some last year using jars from ikea, they were fab (oh and little fimo dangly labels which i stamped the scent into...)

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