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Colours, fragrances and suppliers


Colours
You have liquid dyes, solid pre-coloured pellets/blocks and powders you can purchase from shops and on-line shops, but you can also use kids crayons (like I did for example for my Cremino candle project) or go for a natural shade coming from the wax itself.
For example, beeswax is yellow and soy wax has an opaque white colour that I adore!


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 does not mean they are necessarily 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 on-line 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 goods quite fast.
It is a France-based seller and I have no idea of ​​the shipping times/ prices outside France.
https://www.mondo-bougies.com/

But 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

and of course for people in US

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

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