Candlemaking As A Career

SherryeB By SherryeB, 30th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Candle making as a career choice...a brief history of candle making... modern day candle planning in the candle making to price, different ways to market and sell candles...ways to research candle making on the internet.

Candle Making Careers

The Candle Maker has its origins dating back as early as 200 bc, in China where antiquated candles were found and archeologically dated. These candles were made from whale fat.

During the middle ages in Europe candle making became a "guild craft," the candle makers (chandlers) would travel from house to house making candles out of the kitchen fats, and tallow saved for that purpose. Unfortunately, these candles were made for the poor and the candles were smoky and emitted a bad odor. Beeswax, was preferred for candle making as it burned clean and had a nice smell, but, it was also expensive.

Many, Chandlers, over the centuries have opened small shops to sell their candles, to the public and included items such as candle holders, snuffers, and a variety of candle making supplies.

Over the centuries, candle making has evolved with modern day candles being made by machines. Today's candle making, entrepreneurs, are able to choose between machine made candles or homemade hand poured candles.

Investors, and Corporate Businesses, have the capability of making large amounts of specialty candles and are able to market them to retail stores and specialty shops. Many candle making businesses and factories, will hire workers and train the unexperienced.

There, are also many work from home opportunities available, enterprises, where, you can sell candle products to friends,family, groups and the general public for a commission on sales.

The work from home candle making crafter, also has many venues open to market and sell their special talents. Local specialty shops, boutiques, bazaars, flea markets, farmers markets, and crafting fairs are just a few places to get you started. Social media, blogs and websites are also a good way to get your candle products out in front of the public to sell.

Candles will always be needed, as many times even today there are power outages, and candles can be used as light to save energy.The art, and essence of the candle is used in home decorating, as special occasion gifts, and, are quite often used for church ceremonies, and in holiday festivities, making it easier for the candle maker to find a niche.A good rule of thumb to charge for homemade candles is:your time x supplies=price.

If you are interested in the candle making industry as a career, do a little research on the internet and find your preferred place, to start your career. There, are free training videos on you tube, and many candle making articles on blogs & websites. Wikinut, also has some information available on candle making.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks for this useful share. Creating own niche products can enhance the returns - siva

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author avatar SherryeB
3rd Oct 2015 (#)

Yes...more people are looking for environmentally safe products these days and some are willing to pay a little more to get products that are less harmful to their health.
I have a few friends that have made a darn good career out of making and selling candles.
The people I know that are selling candle product lines are able to make a living at it as well.
I worked for a sandcastle making company years ago and they exported their candles all over the world. The business is still operating today, that was 40 years ago.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
3rd Oct 2015 (#)

Cool thing to be involved with, but what about the long term health hazards that would be caused from the chemicals it emits...

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author avatar SherryeB
3rd Oct 2015 (#)

Soy and beeswax are the best choices to use for candle making as they are natural and organic and do not emit harmful toxins into the air when burning,so it is in a persons best interest not to purchase paraffin if you do not wish to breathe in those toxins Long term effects might be lung or respiratory problems.

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