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.