Although they have been around since the thirteenth century, candles are making a modern-day comeback. Not only do they bring light to darkness, but they have the power to alter moods, add warmth to a room, or bring a sense of celebration to any occasion.
If you love candles, making them at home is a great way to have an ample supply on hand all the time without spending a fortune. But in addition to the cost benefits, home candlemaking is a fun and entertaining way to spend an afternoon, whether you're by yourself or with friends. All you need to get started are a few basic materials, some instructions, and a sense of creativity. Making candles yourself also gives you the opportunity to be an artist, adding personal and unique touches to your creations.
In this book, I've shared some of my favorite candles to make, as well as some fascinating bits of history about the craft. I hope that it will inspire you to create your own beautiful and unique candles.