Sunday, 4 December 2016

Having a go at Candlemaking

I have been inspired to have a go at a new craft and as a result I have sent off for some basic materials via Ebay to have a play.  All stemming from the fact that I saw this tutorial for candle making using a slow cooker.

I thought it might be good to stockpile a few items ready for the coming year and I have sent for a variety of oils as well.  I liked the simplicity of this and it will prove useful for making pressies for friends and relatives.  You have to try new things every now and again.  I love candlelight anyway there is something soothing and restful about candlelight and if it smells good even better.

Another thing off my check list to have a go at.   I also want to have a go at making rolled candles from beeswax sheets and some scented melts as well.  Will have to see how things go.  One thing at a time.

Another thing that I would like to have a go at is soap making as well.  I have recently found a lovely soap in Holland and Barrett it smells absolutely divine and I even use the soap on my face  - which I do not normally as normal soap tends to be a little too harsh but this is absolutely fantastic and smells wonderful.  It has some exotic flower oil in it as well as fig and I absolutely love it.  I know you can make soap from goats milk so if I can fathom the combination it may be one that I will have a go at in due course.

I have an urge and a need to try new things at the moment.  New experiences and new things help the soul to fly - and we all have to do that every now and again.

Catch you soon.




4kg of soy wax has arrived but I am still waiting for the other bits and bobs to have a go at making my own candles.  I hope they arrive in the next few days so that I can have a play.

Catch you soon.



  1. I had the best of good intentions but still have the candle making stuff in the Craft Room. The story of my life. Like dyeing wool. I need to do without sleep to catch up on all the things I would LOVE to do . . . Or you will have to do them for me!

  2. You do make me smile Tricia. Your mind must be full to the brim with so many ideas. It is amazing.

  3. Patty
    Just wanted to say that I hoped your operation went well and that you're well on the way to recovery now xxx

  4. How are you - long time no hear :) I sent you a message via facebook - hope you received it. Thinking about you x


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