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    Could any of you lovely chandlers give me some advice on what type of wax and fragrance or essential oils to use for creating candles in vintage tea cups? I would love to try my hand at this to see if it would be a viable stock item for me.
    p.s. This is my first post! Excited haha!!

  • #2
    Welcome! I am a newbie too but an really keen to see the answer to your question as I love the vintage feel to candles in tea cups


    • #3
      Hi Vintage Rose, welcome to the forum!

      For teacup candles you'll want to buy a 'container blend' wax. You can get these in paraffin or several natural waxes. The important bit is container blend so you don't end up with a lump of wax that falls out of the cup.

      As for fragrance, you can use any of the synthetic fragrance oils that are designed for candle making. Essential oils are a little different in that although you can use most, if not all, of them some don't give off a particularly pleasant whiff when burnt.

      Some of the resident essential oil chandlers will pop up and point you in the right direction for those I'm sure.

      I look forward to hearing how you get on



      • #4
        Me again, just thought I'd point out that when using teacups for candles, ensure you give them a good look over first for chips or cracks as these make for an unsafe container for candles.



        • #5
          I wrote a small post on my website regarding this - I did remove the link but did not delete the page. Check it out see if it helps.

          David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
          Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

          Candle Making Supplies

          Bolgers Woodworking Supplies