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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER 1: Getting Started
    • Natural vs Synthetic
    • Materials and Tools
  • CHAPTER 2: Techniques
    • Melting Wax
    • Coloring and Scenting Candles
    • Working with Wicks
    • Making Container Candles
    • Making Molded Candles
    • Cleaning Candle Molds
    • Making Dye-Painted Molded Candles
    • Making Rolled Beeswax Candles
  • CHAPTER 3: Beeswax Candles
    • Favors with Heart
    • Grassy Blades
    • Rolled Geometrics
    • Carved Rose
    • Mini Hearts & Stars
    • Everyday Pillars
    • Molded Pillar
  • CHAPTER 4: Palm Wax Candles
    • Painted Wax Pillars
    • Dyed Sage Pillars
    • Layered Pillar
    • Simple Molded Pillar
    • Celestial Treasures
    • Fresh Outdoors Pillar
    • Chunky Pillar
  • CHAPTER 5: Soy Wax Candles
    • Molded Tulip
    • Cupcakes
    • Seaside Memories
    • Tea Time
    • Spheres
    • Bright Votives
    • Exotic Peach Pillars
    • Lemon Lime
    • Fluted Pillar
  • CHAPTER 6: Upcycled Candles
    • Tissue Paper Transfers
    • Chunky Pyramid
    • Travel Mates
    • Floating Lights
    • Embedded Pillars
    • Natural Beauty
    • Cookie cutter Shapes
    • Wax Rejects
  • Meet the Designers
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Title: Candlemaking the Natural Way
Author: Rebecca Ittner
Format/Publication Date: HC:2010
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Group, Asheville, NC
Page Count: 128
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 9781600596001

SUMMARY- I picked up this book in my ongoing quest to find literature dealing with bayberry wax. While bayberry wax isn't handled in this volume, three other natural waxes are. I was very pleased with the detailed coverage of their properties and suitability for different types of candles, as well as clear instructions for using the waxes. Great photography throughout. I was very pleased to add this one to my shelves.