How To Start A Candle Business

March 08, 2017

As we are a candle business ourselves, we love promoting the idea of creating your own small and local business. And if you're passion is candles, ...

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10 Best Woodwick Candles To Buy

March 08, 2017

Next, to DIY projects, my second favorite type of article to write is a Top 10 list. Especially when it is a new topic I haven't covered yet, and ...

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10 Best Soy Candle Fragrance Oils

March 01, 2017

If you haven't noticed by now, soy wax and candles made from it is our specialty. We love this wax as we have talked about time and time again. It...

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How To Make Palm Wax Candles: Benefits & Toxic Additives

February 22, 2017

Who, would've thought; yet another DIY project from us here at CCF. You know that's what we love to do and today we will be talking about a type of...

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How To Use Chakra Candles & Their Meaning

February 22, 2017

This article will be completely different than any other one we have had here at CCF. Especially recently, we go into a lot of detail about fun DIY...

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How To Make Beeswax Candles

February 15, 2017

You guessed it, here we have yet another DIY project for you, and one that is completely different than anything we have ever done. Here at CCF, we...

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5 Creative Candle Making Techniques & Ideas

February 15, 2017

Here at Chicago Candle, we have gone into a lot of DIY projects. We are passionate about handcrafted candles, and we are always trying to expand th...

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How To Make DIY Outdoor Ice Candles

February 15, 2017

If you live in a climate that is cold during the winter, you may have seen ice candles lining people's driveways or in their yard. These are fun ...

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Homemade Candle Scent DIY Recipes

February 15, 2017

Here at Chicago Candle Factory, we not only hand craft great, high-quality candles, we also like sharing with you some great Do-It-Yourself project...

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How To Make Wax Tarts

February 10, 2017

Wax tarts, or also known as wax melts, are cubes of candle wax loaded with strong fragrances. These pieces of wax have no candle wicks and don't re...

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How To Easily Melt Candle Wax Fast: Microwave & Oven

February 07, 2017

Knowing how to melt wax for making candles is crucial as you will need to mold them to your liking. It is a skill that you must know well if you ar...

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How To Find A Candle Supply Store Near Me

February 07, 2017

If you are a candle maker and you do so for a profit, it is essential that you buy your supplies in bulk. It is so much cheaper and will require yo...

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Chicago Candle Factory - A Company Of Sustainability

February 07, 2017

We talk a lot on this blog about different pieces of information about candles. We have given you great insight on how to sell your candles, great ...

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Himalayan Salt Candles

February 07, 2017

Himalayan salt is a special variation of salt that is found in a specific region of Pakistan. It is mined there for its uses in numerous products. ...

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How Much Does Soy Wax Cost: Price Your Soy Candles

January 27, 2017

Soy wax is on the rise as far as popularity goes for candle making. For years and still today, the most widely used wax is Paraffin, which is extre...

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10 Best Electric Wax Warmers For Candles: Gigi, Skull & Dragon

January 27, 2017

Electric wax warmers have greatly risen in popularity in the last couple of years. This can be attributed to several factors including being safer,...

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How To Sell Your Homemade Soy Candles Online & In A Store

January 20, 2017

Going into the candle-selling business is great if you are passionate about making candles and just enjoy the whole process in general. It can be r...

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10 Best Candle Fragrance Oils

January 20, 2017

Fragrance oils are manufactured scents that give a great smell to some of our favorite candles. Although they are artificial, they emulate natural ...

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How To Throw A Candle Party: Candle Party Ideas & Tips

January 20, 2017

A candle party is a great and fun way for you to sell candles easily. Whether they are candles you made yourself or ones purchased from a candle co...

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Candle Making Supplies

February 09, 2016

Wax Wax Wax If it is not completely obvious, candle making involves tons of soy wax. About once a month we drive 5 hours to Ohio to buy as much wa...

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Getting the shop in order

February 08, 2016

It's a never ending battle.  How organized can you be?  How efficient can we make candles?  When more of the candle making supplies can be hung on ...

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Why soy wax???

January 18, 2016

The benefits of soy wax make it an easy choice when making candles.  Soy wax is great for scented candles with a burn time 30 to 50% slower than pa...

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Sustainability isn't just about the soy wax

January 15, 2016

Every candle the Chicago Candle Factory produces qualifies as sustainable. Soy wax with no additives and phosphate free fragrance oils are only the...

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Chicago Candle Factory is 6 months old!!!

January 13, 2016

Everyone loves candles.  Chicago Candle Factory produces handmade soy candles.   What began in Jared’s kitchen with homemade candles has evolved i...

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Cutting Bottles in the Chicago Sun

January 13, 2016

We picked up a few hundred bottles from the lovely folks at Honky Tonk BBQ this week. I can't wait to turn this "trash" into beautiful candles! ...

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