Although I am not new to the candle scene; I used to sell paraffin candles for Deborah back in 1997, I am new to the making homemade products world. After working for Natures Garden a few days, I quickly realized that one of the most important aspects of my position is that I know all of these products in and out. Since I am a hands on learner, the best way for me to understand these products is to put myself in your shoes and become a candle and soap artisan. And, today I did just that.
Since I already have some knowledge in the candle market, I decided to start my venture with soy wax. Now, I want to shout it from the roof tops, “I made my first candle….ever….in my whole life”. It was super easy too!
Although secretly, I do have to admit I was a little concerned at first. I actually thought I might burn down the test kitchen, a common fear that I assume many new crafters have.
Realizing it is now or never, I stood up straight and pulled myself together. You will never learn if you never try, right? So, I gathered all of my ingredients and supplies, and went to work. The step by step instruction I used to make my candle came from the How To Make A Pure Soy Wax Candle Recipe. This recipe as well as hundreds of others are offered in the free recipes and classes section of Natures Gardens website. I now understand that every recipe created by Natures Garden came from the trial and error process. A process that is done to put forth the BEST end product. Natures Gardens creative team makes all the mistakes so you don’t have to (I think I hear a commercial in there).
Anyway, I worked through the easy to follow steps and before I knew it (about 30 minutes later), I was standing before my first candle creation. A beautiful purple colored, Lavender Sage scented candle. I could not believe my eyes. I actually thought to myself….well, that was easy. Who knew? I then realized I could have been doing this for years, guaranteeing the candles I burned in my home had the best scent throw and longest burn time.
Now that I know just how easy it is to make candles, the possibilities are endless. Guess what kind of gifts I’ll be giving this year…lol? Overall I really enjoyed my experience; that is after I got over the initial fear. A word of advice for anyone that wants to give candle making a try… I strongly encourage you to do it! Candle making is easy, fun, and the accomplishment of your creation is inspiring.
Well kids, until my next adventure, have a FABULOUS day!