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Candle Makers Resource Page

Our Candle Makers Resource page serves as a directory for what Fillmore Container has to offer in the way of supplies, tips, guides, and templates for candle makers.

Candle Containers & Lids

Soy Candles in Mason Jars 11-6-2013 10-06-57 AMThese are the containers that would be most suitable for candles. Depending on what type of candle you are creating, you may want to browse all of our containers.  Covers/Lids/Closures are sold separately unless included by the manufacturer (i.e. Ball jars).  When viewing the product page of a container, the closures that are designed to fit that container will show up in the “Accessories” tab. You can also find similar items under the “Related Items” tab. Lid size, volume, and other important specs are found under the “Description” tab.

Candle Wax

We currently carry wax from premium soy wax and coconut wax producers: NatureWax and Golden Brands. Our Wax Properties Chart can be helpful in your decision-making.

soy-wax-flakesIf all soy waxes were identical in relation to appearance and performance with all fragrances and/or dyes, the craft wouldn’t be quite as exciting! We are sure to pass along all handling recommendations that we receive from the manufacturers. Because each chandler has their individual vision of their end product, the handling suggestions become very basic to allow folks to test and pour in order to find their perfect combination.

Learn more about testing and get some valuable templates here.

Wax Handling sheets are found in the “product attachments” tab of the item.

Community boards like Craft Server and our Facebook page are good ways to connect with other chandlers for tips. Craft Server is an independent forum where you can safely ask questions and get objective feedback from other seasoned crafters.

Fragrance Oil

TruScent Fragrance OilTruScent Fragrance Oils: Our full strength made-for-soy fragrance oils have been tested and formulated to perform well with soy wax. Fragrances are packaged in Amber bottles with phenolic polycone lids and are available in 1oz, 16oz and in some cases by the drum (10lb or 25lb; depending on the fragrance). Here are the Top Sellers 2019.

IFRA Certificates : We update our IFRA Certificates and MSDS documents as we get notified of changes by the manufacturers. Learn more about IFRA Certificates and how to use them here.

Vanillin: Learn more about Vanillin and how it may impact your candle making in this post.

Candle Wicks

Our wicks are designed to work well in soy wax. We offer a High-Temperature Paper (HTP) wick and the Premier (textile-grade Cotton). We also carry 10″ wicks for prayer candle use. Learn more about our candle wicks here.

Our Wick Chart provides guidance for wick size based on the diameter of the container. Since the type of wax and variable such as fragrances, dyes, and other additives may impact the burn, testing a small range of wicks may be necessary. Learn more about candle wick types, advice on making a wick selection, and tips on wick care here.

Candle Care

candle toolsThe proper tools can help your customers have a great experience with your candles and offer a value-added opportunity! We have wick trimmers, wick snuffers, and wick dippers that will encourage them to maintain their candles and keep them performing well!

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