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3 Wick Candle Carved Not Cracked

Why Does This Happen? We have received a couple of emails from some customers regarding 3 wick candles they had purchased and are having some trouble with.  The main question has been, “Why did my candle crack down the side and why did it burn down so fast?”.  So today I am going to address […]

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What in the world is Smelly Gel?

In a nut shell, our Smelly Gel is a water based alternative to wax melts or tarts which are most commonly used in candles warmers as air fresheners.  However, it is not limited only to use in tart warmers.  While the gel has a stronger fragrance throw when it is warmed up, it can be […]

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Trick to Fix a Candle Ring That Slides Down the Holder

I got a call the other day from a customer who had purchased a 4 inch candle ring to use with her pillar holders.  The problem was that the candle rings were just a bit too big to sit on the lip of the holder and would slide down to the bottom.  She wanted to return the […]

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Ways to Make a Taper Candle Stand Straight in a Holder

One of the things that really ruins a display of tapers is when the candles are not standing straight in the holders.  In addition to looking bad, a leaning taper candle could eventually start to drip, even if it is the dripless kind. There are 3 main reasons that taper candles lean. the base of the candle doesn’t […]

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What to do if the candle wick is too short.

Two of the most common complaints about candles are that the fragrance isn’t strong enough and that they don’t burn right. Candles, like most everything else, are made of multiple components.  The main 2 parts are the wax and the wick.  Then there can also be fragrance oil, additives, dyes, and a container (ie. jars, […]

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Decorative 3 Candle Display

I was looking around in our shop for some items to put together an inexpensive candle display with.  I came across these heavy duty ceramic trays.  They are 10″ wide by 14″ long.  Each one has a rough, almost stone like finish to it which will add an “earthy” element to your home decor.  Right […]

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Get the Most Scent From Your Candle

Fragrance from a candle comes from the fragrance molecules in the candle wax being bounced off into the air. To better understand this process, let’s look at some of the principles of evaporation. Molecular action Everything we see and touch is made up of atoms and molecules. They are in constant motion, bumping and bouncing […]

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New Candle Scents Are Here

We have just added 3 new candle scents to our lines for fall and Christmas 2013.  Our new fragrances are Pumpkin Pecan Waffles-These pumpkin waffles are rich in spices, with a blend of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and fresh nutmeg, topped with candied pecans and pure maple syrup. Candy Corn-A sweet and buttery aroma of honey […]

Effective But Cheap Fire Starters

Today at Keystone Candle we introduced our new Fire Starters.  This new product is easy to use, affordable, and effective.  Starting with a paper cupcake baking cup, we add a pile of our wick clippings from regular candle production, then pour wax into the cup to keep it all together and create a hot, long […]

Sale on Bayberry 8 oz Jar Candles For Limited Time

Christmas time is fast approaching and bayberry candles will be in high demand.  We have put our 8 oz Bayberry soy jar candles on sale for a limited time.  These bayberry candles come in a modern looking glass jar with straight sides and a flat lid.  This scented candle will burn for around 70 to […]