Start a Candle Making Business
Making and selling candles from home is one of a few crafts that can be a profitable business. Earning an extra $1000 a month or more can be life-changing
Candle Pricing for Supply Shortages
For example, soy wax is $75 for a 45-pound case if I pick it up. It will cost me $1.67 a pound. My budget for soy wax is $1.72 per pound. This allows for a 3% fluctuation in cost in case I need to go to an alternate supplier locally. read more...
Candle Making Must Have Tools!
There are several tools of the trade that most candle makers won't go without. You do not absolutely need these if you are making candles for your personal use, but if you are making candles as a hobby and want to make gifts you can make the investment.
How to Price Your Candles to Sell
As the industry standard, crafters are told to calculate the cost of their handmade item and multiply by 2 for a wholesale price or multiply by 3 to sell wholesale and multiply by 4 to sell retail price. A large majority never start with a precise cost of goods, overhead, and general expense values to understand what the value of their inventory is.
Candle Pricing & Cost Estimating
My candle pricing is an average cost. The biggest expense is the fragrance oil or the vessel. I try to buy oils for my candles that fall within that price range. This variable can greatly change your pricing calculation from candle to candle.
Candle Care Instructions and Candle Care Cards | Down Home Wicks
Invest in a candle care kit. Candles can be expensive to buy or to make. The 3 tools in this kit are a wick trimmer, wick dipper, and a snuffer. Offer these kits with your candle care cards.
Secrets to Candle Branding
You don't have to use candle wax straight out of the box! Wax blends make better candles. Mixing paraffin and soy candle wax produce a stable blend th…
How to Find the Right Wick for My Candles
Choosing the right wick for your candle can make the difference between a good or a bad candle. As a beginner candle maker, buy the wicks pre-tabbed, cut, and coated. The primary differences are the wick sizes in diameter. The diameter of the candle determines the diameter of the wick. Testing wick sizes with your vessels, wax, and fragrance are the only way to know for sure that you have the correct one.
Candle wax blends – Can you mix paraffin and soy wax?
Can you mix paraffin and soy wax? Learn the secret to better candle making through candle wax blending. Candle recipes in candle making start with the wax.
How to Make Natural Beeswax Candles at Home
Beeswax candles are one of the few safer, healthier choices today. Paired with a natural hemp or cotton wick, burning beeswax produces negative ions that bond with toxins in the air. This makes beeswax a better candle than soy wax. You can make beeswax candles for your home or as a handmade gift easily with a few simple steps.
How to Price Your Candles to Sell
As the industry standard, crafters are told to calculate the cost of their handmade item and multiply by 2 for a wholesale price or multiply by 3 to sell to retail and multiply by 4 to sell as a retail price. A large majority never start with a precise cost of goods, overhead, and general expense values to understand what the value of their inventory is. #candlebusiness #candlemakingbusiness #candles
What You Need to Know BEFORE Making Candles to Sell
I am not a lawyer, insurance agent, or CPA, but owning a candle business teaches you a few things along the way. This is what I wish I knew before I started making candles to sell. #candlebusiness #candles