The Waxing Moonshine Candle Blog

The Right Wick for the Job

The Right Wick for the Job

Here's a rundown of the wicks we carry and their general candle wax and size usage.

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How to Make Pillar Candles

How to Make Pillar Candles

Here's the official Waxing Moonshine step by step guide to making beeswax pillar candles. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions. I make beeswax candles, mostly, but this same technique should work well for soy wax, palm wax, and other waxes as well I'm sure.  What you'll need:  Beeswax  Pillar Candle Mold Mold Sealer Wicking Wick Centering Device Wax Melting Pot or Double Boiler Oil (spray oil works best) Click the links above to find the supplies we've got in our shop. For a double boiler, you can use any pot that will fit a Pyrex bowl sitting...

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How to make sure you Beeswax Pillar Candle doesn't get stuck in the mold.

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How to make sure you Beeswax Pillar Candle doesn't get stuck in the mold.

We get asked about this fairly often - you've made yourself a fine pure beeswax pillar candle (or some other wax I suppose), but you can't enjoy it because it's helplessly stuck in that metal pillar candle mold. I've been there. I've even pulled the wick right out of the candle trying to get the pillar out once. Don't do that. I've got a few simple steps that work for us. But to start, you need a clean candle mold (if yours is dirty, get it clean!). Yeah, we sell those.  Now once you've got your raw beeswax (or whatever wax...

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Super Easy Peasy Candle Making

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Super Easy Peasy Candle Making

Making a beautiful beeswax candle can be really easy. Here are the basic steps involved. It's easy for you and easy enough for your kid too (our kids dig them!).

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