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Cremino candles: the first approach to a wood wick...

Ok, let me be 100% honest: when I saw the wood wicks for the first time I literally fell in love with them!
I absolutely wanted to try them, so I placed an order at Mondo bougies and decided to start a pretty challenging project without having looked for any information about wood wicks first!

This time I got inspired from an Italian chocolate called Cremino! For this reason I've also bought from my beloved supplier a CHOCO-PRALINÉ fragrance. 

If you want to try and make the Cremino candles you'll get the recipe with all the technical details by following this link to my FB page.

It would have been a perfect piece of work if I didn't have troubles in keeping the candles lit!!!!

I tried many things to sort the problem out..and to cut a long story short let me tell you that you should ALWAYS DOUBLE THE WICK WHEN USING 100% SOY WAX!

They do look incredibly real, don't they???

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A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
3)  At this point, you can add some color HERE, you have a post on candle dyes.

Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…