Set Your Table with Handmade Dipped Taper Candles

dipped taper candlesThis Christmas Eve, it’s time to prepare your tables for tomorrow’s dinner. And what a better touch to your holiday table than handmade dipped taper candles. They take some time, but they are pretty easy to make. I remember making dipped candles in kindergarten with pieces of string dipped into a coffee can full of wax colored with crayons. These dipped tapers are a bit more advanced than that – using real candle wick instead of string – but the process is pretty much the same.

Make Dipped Taper Candles

Set Your Table with Handmade Dipped Taper Candles originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 14:26:11.

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Back to Basics Handmade Christmas Gifts

I know some people make fun of the notion that “it’s the thought that counts” – but there is truth in it. Even though a gift may be slightly imperfect, if it was chosen or created with love and heart, it’s all the more wonderful. I feel the same way about handmade soap and candle gifts at the holidays. Though your creations may not be absolutely perfect…you can wow your friends and family with your gifts this year. Here are some super basic projects for you to try.

Basic Grocery Store Recipe Soap

Basic Container Candles

Basic Bath Salts Recipes

Basic Melt and Pour Soap

Back to Basics Handmade Christmas Gifts originally appeared on About.com Candle & Soap Making on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 18:32:52.

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Open Question: Could someone confirm the legal requirements for labelling handmade soap?

I have been making handmade soap for a while now and hoping to sell it to the public. I have my certification and insurance. The certification people do give advice about what to include on labels however I have never seen handmade soap that adheres to these guidelines.Is there a penalty for being found not to? I have been to a very successful ‘handmade’ soap shop and they do not label each soap with batch numbers etc…. finding it all very confusing. If anyone has some information on this that would be great.

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