Candle Tunnelling – All the Facts!
Candle Creations
by Emily Willis
2M ago
If you burn or make candles then you will probably heard of the term “candle tunneling,” and in most instances you will most likely have experienced it at some point. Candle tunneling is a common but preventable problem that can occur when burning a candle. As this is a topic that we get asked about alot we thought it would be helpful to put our knowledge down on paper, so here goes… WHAT IS “CANDLE TUNNELING”? Tunneling happens when only a small portion of the wax around the wick melts while the candle is burning. So instead of having the whole surface of the candle melt evenly, it will loo ..read more
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Introducing Olomé Premium Fragrance Oil
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by Emily Willis
4M ago
As New Zealand’s experts in candle making supplies we know just how important every ingredient is when making a candle. Whether it’s the wax, fragrance oil, wick or the jar, every ingredient plays its part. That’s why we’ve sourced the widest range of high-quality products from around the world giving you peace of mind and the ability to create beautiful candles. At the heart of everything we do, is fragrance. Since 2010 we’ve been leading the way and developing our knowledge and supply lines to bring you the finest fragrances for candle making. Over the years we have built a long-standing rel ..read more
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The Fragrance Wheel
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by Emily Willis
4M ago
Selecting a fragrance can be difficult especially when you are buying online! But have you ever used the fragrance wheel? This wonderful invention was developed by Michael Edwards, a fragrance expert in 1992.  It has evolved since then, reflecting modern fragrance and the way we perceive smell but it has become the basis of all scents. Do you remember the colour wheel from art classes at school? Where colours were placed according to their relationship with each other. One colour blends into the next. Opposite colours mean something. The fragrance wheel works in a very similar way and is ..read more
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Are you Ready for Candle Season? 
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by Emily Willis
6M ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Candle Season and Christmas!  As we move into Christmas mode there’s no doubt you’ll be getting ready to increase production within your candle business. Or perhaps you’re about to embark on your annual candle-making mission to hand make some beautiful candles for friends, family, teachers, charities, and more. At Candle Creations we know how important it is that you have the right equipment on hand to help you make the best quality candles to sell or gift over the festive period. Whether it’s making soy candles, tealights ..read more
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Fragrance Notes & Scent Throw
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by Emily Willis
8M ago
Your Quick Guide to Candle Fragrance Notes and Scent Throw The delicate and alluring candle fragrance ‘notes’ and the scent ‘throw’ into your room are one of the main reasons we burn candles; these scents trigger memories, can affect our mood and they add to the ambiance of our home. In this quick guide we will take you through how fragrance notes work, and explain what scent throw is and how you can make the best smelling candles. At Candle Creations we are proud to supply only the highest quality fragrance oils and we are the only supplier to be EPA compliant in NZ. Our fragrances are also g ..read more
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Candle Making Supplies | Tips to Help You Save Money
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by Emily Willis
9M ago
As the cost of living increases, we are all looking to save a little money wherever we can, especially for those who are running a small business. From our previous blog on soy wax prices, we are all aware of increasing prices due to global supply, poor exchange rate and the cost of freight. So how can we save money in the candle world and still supply a beautiful soy candle that you can be proud to burn or sell? We have put together a list that might help: 1. BUY CANDLE SUPPLIES IN BULK Buying your candle supplies in bulk can seem scary at first but it does give you some great benefits. It is ..read more
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Soy Wax Prices | Outlook for 2022 – 2025
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by Brian Simpson
9M ago
This blog is part of our series of reports from the World Candle Congress 2022 If you are in the business of making and selling candles (be it your main income or a part time hustle) you’ll no doubt be aware of the rising cost of soy wax over the last 24 months. Much like the price of petrol or Avocado’s the price we pay for soy wax is heavily influenced by external factors that are totally out of our control. If you are selling soy candles for a profit in this current climate you are constantly faced with the decision to increase your prices, reduce your costs, or take less margin. As the ..read more
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Man-Candles
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by Emily Willis
1y ago
Home fragrance is for men too Fragrance and scents are something that feature in our daily lives from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed. But are their certain scents that appeal more to men? Over the past 5 years we have been hearing the term Man-Candles more and more often. It seems that mandles have grown in popularity and feature both candles designed specifically for men, plus a rise in more masculine scented candles – which of course, may appeal depending on personal tastes, no matter what your gender.  This new direction is something that candle makers have had to ad ..read more
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Mandles
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by Emily Willis
1y ago
Home fragrance is for men too Fragrance and scents are something that feature in our daily lives from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed. But are their certain scents that appeal more to men? Over the past 5 years we have been hearing the term “Mandles” (Man-Candles) more and more often. It seems that mandles have grown in popularity and feature both candles designed specifically for men, plus a rise in more masculine scented candles – which of course, may appeal depending on personal tastes, no matter what your gender.  This new direction is something that candle makers ha ..read more
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Major shipping delays cause disruption to GW464 soy wax supply in New Zealand
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by Brian Simpson
2y ago
If you are reading this article chances are you are trying to buy the ever popular GW464 soy wax. As New Zealand’s leading supplier of candle and soap making supplies, the industry veteran for over 11 years, the team here at Candle Creations cannot recall a time as difficult as this for sourcing GW464 as well as many other soy waxes, fragrances and jars. At this stage we could be sold out of GW464 for up to 8 weeks; how does this happen? Well the answer is as frustrating for us as it is for you, read on….. We need to go back to the beginning of the pandemic, in March/April 2020 with the COVI ..read more
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