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Colours, fragrances and suppliers


Colours
You have liquid dyes, solid pre-colored pellets and blocks, as well as powders. You can also use crayons or go for the natural shade of the wax.
For example, beeswax is yellow and soy wax has an opaque white color that I adore!
Be careful: crayons are not professional products! 

Smell

You can use essential oils or fragrance oils. Let's see the main differences ...

Essential oils



  • Natural
  • Therapeutic/healing properties
  • More expensive than fragrance oils
  • More volatile (they last less)
  • Fragrances are limited


Fragrance oil



  • Synthetic (that doesn't mean they are bad)
  • No healing properties
  • Affordable prices for good quantities
  • The smell lasts longer because they are not volatile
  • Virtually unlimited fragrances
  • They MIGHT contain added chemicals and be environmental hazardous


Suppliers


I fell in love with this online supplier the first time I visited the website.

They are specialized in candle-making products (they have plenty of things !!!!). They are professional, the quality of products is very good and they ship fast.
It is a France-based seller and I have no idea of the shipping times/prices outside France.
https://www.mondo-bougies.com/

For people living in The Netherlands or nearby you can take a look at:

http://www.youwish.nl/kaarsen

For you guys living in the UK you can visit:

https://www.soapkitchenonline.co.uk/acatalog/Candle_making_products.html
or
http://www.4candles.co.uk/
and of course for people in US

http://www.brambleberry.com/Candles-W3C146.aspx

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