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Soy or Gel Candles

I am wanting to start making candles. I am considering Gel candles. What scents are most common? Does anyone have any ideas? Do you make your own candles? What do you prefer? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Asked by KimsCandleHouse at 3:42 PM on Jul. 19, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • I buy soy candles. Magnolia is my favorite scent.

    Answer by jilisaunt at 4:18 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • I love cranberry...

    Answer by TXdanielly at 9:38 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • forgot to add that I've never tried a soy candle, though, or gel.

    Answer by TXdanielly at 9:40 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • I am not a fan of gel candles but soy sounds great haven't smelled them before. Christmas cookie - cookie dough and VANILLA are my faves.

    Answer by ilovemybananer at 10:35 PM on Jul. 19, 2008

  • Soy candles are healthier to burn since they don't give off the black soot that a regular candle will. If the gel candles are made from paraffin wax they'll give off that residue. And the soy candles will burn longer and the scent throw is stronger. I was making soy candles for a while and they are becoming really popular. Vanilla is also one of my favorites!!

    Answer by Sue41 at 5:23 PM on Jul. 21, 2008

  • I heard that when a gel candle is burned it is toxic to animals. Don't know if it is true.

    Answer by recycledyoyos at 8:12 PM on Aug. 9, 2008

  • I have not had the opportunity to work with gel but I have with soy and I can tell you it is very hard to work with. It does burn cleaner then straight paraffin. When I make candles I use a parasoy blend (paraffin/soy). It works great.

    About the scents, my most popular scents were Amish Harvest, Fig Melon and Black Raspberry Vanilla.

    Answer by lovevelas at 1:35 AM on Sep. 26, 2008

  • soy
    or sign up for info on a home business with candles!

    Answer by CandleVacation at 4:35 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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