Wilda’s whimsy

Ivory Sphere Candle

The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 4

When Shaun and I first fell in love with candle-making it was a love of borderless dimension, involving every aspect of the craft from materials to history to presentation. Though it’s wonderful to remember the early days of our obsession, I should note as well that the path from conception to execution is littered with […]

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Sod and Soul Candle

Scents, Sense, and Fragrance Week 3

Welcome to Friday’s blogette #3, featuring fragrance, scent, and smell as applied to candlemaking, along with a back-story (all right, digression) about  the early life of a “Super Taster” -–me. As a child I experienced the taste of cabbages and root veggies as mouthfuls of iron filings, though I had never actually tasted iron filings, […]

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Bees wax candles

The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 3

Greetings from quarantine–a space for reflection, rest, and more reflection. In last week’s blogette I said we would be discussing containers and wicks. However, describing–never mind reflecting on–containers can be accomplished in a few lines (actually, a lot more):  With the exception of special-use candles like chakra or meditation candles, “container candles” are scented candles. […]

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Scent wheel

Scents, Sense, and Fragrance, Week 2

To candle-fanciers and those who love them: welcome to ‘Scents, Sense, and Fragrance’, second of many. Last week I promised to describe my six “Comfort Zone” scents one by one, but I think a little digression (read: first cousin to procrastination) is in order. Fragrances used in cosmetics, perfumes, and household goods are products of […]

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Candle in a bowl

The Candle-Maker’s Diary, Week 2

Greetings from quarantine–a space for reflection, rest, and more reflection.. We’ve already noted in last week’s blogette that fire has fascinated us humans since we learned to create it. Well, we didn’t actually create “it”. Fire is not an”it”, but a process. A burning candle is a very efficient combustion machine which combines fuel (wax) with oxygen in […]

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Candle making supplies

Scents, Sense, and Fragrance, Week 1

To candle-lovers and friends, welcome to the first edition of ‘Scents, Sense, and Fragrance’, a “blogette” devoted to that stepchild of our senses: smell! Though you may not consciously notice it, everything and everybody around us has a scent, whether manufactured or natural. In our culture we make every effort to erase our own and […]

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