Handcrafted Candles

Handcrafted candles can be made out of a variety of different waxes, including soy, paraffin, coconut and beeswax. There are also other types of waxes for specialty candles like gel candle wax and palm wax.

Candles have been used for warmth and light since at least 500 BC! We’ve depended on the welcoming glow of a flickering candle for thousands of years; now, we enjoy candles as a way to enhance our “coziness” and even to celebrate special occasions.

Candles come in all shapes and sizes, including:

  • Pillar candles: freestanding
  • Container candles: jars, tins, mason jars, etc.
  • Tealight candles: small candles, usually in simple metal tins
  • Tapered candle: traditional candlestick

Candle making can be a fun hobby, but creating a professional, high-quality candle requires a knowledge of available waxes, how (or if) they’ll work in different applications, and what size and type of wick to use.

Candle makers also have to learn which fragrances are candle safe, and which colorants and glitters can safely be used in candles; all research-heavy topics that require patience and skill.

In short, handcrafted candles are created by dedicated makers who are experts in all things candle-related; not by a machine. When you buy a handcrafted candle, you’re supporting your local community and buying an exceptional product! Visit our Maker Marketplace to find a candle maker near you.

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