A cheaper alternative to buying candles would be making them, and while it's a fun craft where you'll have complete control of how your candle looks and what would go in it, there are also risks and problems you can stumble into. At Craftiviti, we often hear from our customers about the issues they face… Continue reading 9 Common Candle Making Mistakes and How to Avoid or Fix Them
Wax sachets (also known as wax tablets) are another wick-less cousin of candles, but unlike wax melts which are meant to be melted, wax sachets are meant to be left around a space, near the sun to allow it to be naturally warmed in order to release aroma. Like wax melts, they're safer than candles… Continue reading DIY Aromatherapeutic Wax Sachet
Wax melts, wax tarts or wax cubes are a closer relative to wax sachets (in terms of them not requiring wicks) and they are brilliant alternatives to candles. Place a wax melt in a warmer and they'll gradually melt and fill your chosen space with your choice of aroma. They're safer than candles because you… Continue reading DIY Mini Lavender, Rose and Lemon Hearts Wax Melts
Gel wax candles are gorgeous, especially if you're looking to make candles that appear like water and have flowers suspended in them. However, gel wax is incredibly tricky to work with and we learned the hard way about some things you should and shouldn't do when making gel wax candles. But before we share all… Continue reading DIY Sweet and Flowery Gel Wax Candle + Bloopers, Tips and Tricks!
So, the thing about floral waxes is that they are waxes and they smell like the flowers they're derived from, yes? Well, contrary to their name, floral waxes are not actually waxes. Are we pulling your leg here? Unfortunately, no. You see, floral waxes are pseudo-waxes. That means they're not genuine waxes. They're faux waxes even… Continue reading What are Floral Waxes?
Making a massage candle has never been easier than simply purchasing your choice of essential oils and Craftiviti's Premium Massage Candle Base! Not only is switching to this product kinder to your wallet, but the days where you have to make your own massage candles from scratch will be gone. But, before we get into… Continue reading How to Use Our Premium Massage Candle Base
Wax is an essential component in the making of candles. Thus, there’s a variety of waxes one can choose from. Among them are soy wax and palm wax—both of which are different, though they share some similarities as well. In this post, we will be highlighting the differences and similarities between these two waxes: Palm… Continue reading Candle Making – Soy Wax VS Palm Wax
Every once in awhile we find a product that deserves a lot of attention just because it is so beautiful to look at. Craftiviti Ice Wax definitely deserves the spotlight in on our blog this month. Made from a special blend of 100 % from Palm Oil base (Vegetable Origin), the Ice Wax cools with a… Continue reading NEW Frosty Look for your Candles with Ice Wax
Making your own soywax candle is a pretty easy project to do but there are tricks to it. First, start off with a good bag of soywax. Some soywax comes in flakes. Ours comes in off white buttery pellets. Temperature, scent throw, burning time and hardness all depends on the type of wax you pick, so… Continue reading How to Make Soywax Candles