Lone Star Candle Supply Monthly Blog

  1. Which Soap is Most Effective Against Coronaviruses?

    Which Soap is Most Effective Against Coronaviruses?
    As the number of COVID-19 cases in the world continues to grow, it is important to know what you can do to "flatten the curve" or slow the pandemic from spreading even more. By now you have probably heard "washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to prevent the spread COVID-19" over and over again...
  2. How to Make Your Own Hand Soaps

    How to Make Your Own Hand Soaps
    How to Make Your Own Hand Soaps Looking for a Do-It-Yourself kid craft that reinforces hand washing? It's a win-win way to stay safe and have fun with your kids at home with our DIY soap-making.  As soap is just a little harder to come by these days, with a few easy steps and simple products you can make your...
  3. Staining Wooden Lids With Food Coloring

    Staining Wooden Lids With Food Coloring
    If you like the look of a stained wooden lid but don't like the idea of using a product that contains harsh chemicals to color your lids, then you need to check out this easy project! YOU WILL NEED: Wooden Lids (Large) Food Coloring Pair of Pliers Sealable Plastic Bag Paper Towels Water STEP 1 Remove the plastic fitment from...
  4. Purchasing Supplies: Retail vs. Wholesale

    Purchasing Supplies: Retail vs. Wholesale
    Purchasing Supplies: Retail vs. Wholesale So, you're walking around your local craft store and you see that they have candle making supplies and you think, "awesome! I can just get everything I need here!" But what you may not realize is that you could be WAY overpaying for those supplies if you're buying them at a retail store instead of...
  5. How to Make Melt & Pour Christmas Ornaments

    How to Make Melt & Pour Christmas Ornaments
    How to Make Melt & Pour Christmas Ornaments YOU WILL NEED: Stephenson White M&P Soap Base Stephenson Standard Transparent M&P Soap Base Green or red liquid colorant Soap Safe Fragrance Oil Flat Silicone Mold Holiday Cookie Cutter Ribbon, String, or Yarn Microwave Safe Containers (for melting & pouring) Soap Cutter or Knife Cutting Board Spoon or Something to Stir With...
  6. How to Make Cosmic Galaxy Soap

    How to Make Cosmic Galaxy Soap
      Swirling is one of the most difficult soap techniques to master, but looks so beautiful when done right!     What You Will Need: Stephenson Standard Transparent M&P Soap Base Mica Coloring (We used a combination of blue, green, pink & purple) Cosmetic Glitter (We recommend using one that is biodegradable) Loaf Mold Microwave Safe Containers (for melting &...
  7. Making a Cooling Neck Wrap

    Making a Cooling Neck Wrap
    Making a Cooling Neck Wrap I don't know about where  you live but, it's hot in Texas! Here we are at the end of July and temperatures are still in the high 90's and low 100's! It's important to stay cool in the summer months, wherever you live, so we have come up with this simple tutorial to make your...
  8. Making Scented Bath Salts

    Making Scented Bath Salts
    Making Scented Bath Salts If you're anything like me, you enjoy a nice, hot, relaxing bath. I like to really pamper myself with bubble bath, bath bombs, and bath salts (especially for my aching joints). Epsom salts are pretty easy to come by but sometimes it can be hard to find them in a scent that you like. With this...
  9. Making A Wax Tart Bouquet

    Making A Wax Tart Bouquet
    Making A Wax Tart Bouquet If you're looking for a new and exciting way to present your wax tarts, this is a great idea! You can make these cute little tart bouquets with just a few extra materials and steps. These make great gifts and would be a great addition to your product line as well. Let's get started and...
  10. Melting Aroma Beads Into Shapes

    Melting Aroma Beads Into Shapes
    Melting Aroma Beads Into Shapes Have you tried our Aroma Beads yet? These little beads are so cool and so much fun to play with and melt into fun shapes! You can put the loose beads into a sachet bag but the most popular way to use them is to melt them into shapes using metal cookie cutters. This little...
  11. Fragrance Oil Flash Point: What Does It Mean?

    Fragrance Oil Flash Point: What Does It Mean?
    Fragrance Oil Flash Point: What Does It Mean? We receive a lot of questions concerning fragrance oils and their flash points, so we decided to share a little bit more information about this subject to help our customers understand the importance of it when making candles. What is a flash point? A flash point is defined as the temperature at...
  12. The Current State Of The Fragrance Oil Industry & What It Means For Consumers

    The Current State Of The Fragrance Oil Industry & What It Means For Consumers
    The Current State Of The Fragrance Oil Industry & What It Means For Consumers Many of our customers have noticed an increase in pricing on several of our fragrance oils this past year and have been curious as to why some of their favorite fragrances are now much more expensive than before. Unfortunately, there have been a “Series of Unfortunate...
  13. Making & Decorating Holiday Candles

    Making & Decorating Holiday Candles
    It's that time of year again where everyone is filled with joy and excitement about the Holiday season! This year, I wanted to make some cute Holiday candles that I could either use to decorate my home or give away as the perfect little gifts. This project was fairly simple and something I think even your kids could help you...
  14. Create Your Own Fall Centerpieces!

    Create Your Own Fall Centerpieces!
    Create Your Own Fall Centerpieces! It's October which means everywhere you look you see the warm colors of Fall and beautiful Autumn decor! This is my favorite time of year and I LOVE decorating my home for Fall. I always try to add at least one new item to my collection of Fall decorations and this year I decided I...
  15. Making Halloween Luminaries

    Making Halloween Luminaries
    Making Halloween Luminaries If you're like me, you love Halloween! (Who doesn't?) So, I decided I wanted to do a fun project to create some new Halloween decorations! I created these three different colored luminaries using products that you can purchase from us, as well as some crafting materials that you can find just about anywhere. I also made the...
  16. Making Smelly Jelly - A Kid Friendly Project!

    Making Smelly Jelly - A Kid Friendly Project!
    Making Smelly Jelly - A Kid Friendly Project! If you have young children, like me, and you are looking for a fun and safe project to do with them at home this is a GREAT one to try! Smelly Jelly is like a candle but it does not require any heat to emit the fragrance. Pretty much all the materials...
  17. Starting Your Own Candle Business

    Starting Your Own Candle Business
    So, you’ve made your first candles and now you’re thinking, “Hey, these are pretty great. I should sell them!” But then you remember that you’ve never started your own business before and you aren’t sure what you need to do to get things going. Well, have no fear! We have come up with a few steps you need to take...
  18. Candle Making Safety Tips

    Candle Making Safety Tips
    Candle Making Safety Tips If you’ve never made candles before, you might not be aware of some precautions you will need to take to avoid accident or injury. Certain materials used in candle making can be very dangerous if not used properly, so we have come up with a few safety tips to keep you safe while making your candles...
  19. Making Soy Candles At Home

    Making Soy Candles At Home
    Making Soy Candles At Home Quite a few of our customers are either making candles for themselves or running their growing business out of their homes. We receive a lot of phone calls asking what it's like to make candles at home so, we decided to show you what this process looks like in your own kitchen! For this project...
  20. Soy vs. Paraffin: The BIG Debate!

    Soy vs. Paraffin: The BIG Debate!
    Soy vs. Paraffin: The BIG Debate! We live in a world where consumers are paying much closer attention to what their bodies are exposed to both internally and externally. With the growing popularity of soy wax we receive a lot of phone calls and e-mails from customers who want to know the differences and benefits between soy and paraffin waxes...
  21. Dos and Don'ts of Candle Making

    Dos and Don'ts of Candle Making
    Dos and Don'ts of Candle Making DOs: Add your fragrance at the right temp: Adding your fragrance oil when your wax is at the proper temperature will help it bind to the wax, which will help give you a stronger scent throw. It is usually recommended to add your fragrance to the wax at 180-185F for soy and paraffin wax...
  22. What You Should Know Before You Make Your First Candle

    What You Should Know Before You Make Your First Candle
    What You Should Know Before You Make Your First Candle It seems that everywhere you look these days people are attempting more and more DIY projects. Whether it’s building furniture, baking cupcakes, painting your house, paving your driveway or erecting a building…there are TONS of DIY tutorials out there. Many people look at projects such as making candles and think...

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