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What's your name? Hi My name is Melissa Proctor!

How old are you? Do I really have to tell this? LOL! I am 41. 😏

Where do you live? I live in a small town in North Georgia (off of the Appalachian Trail)

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? I have been making soap and other bath products for 5 years now. Started my business a couple of years ago and it's slow going but hoping to speed it up a bit next year. And wanting to learn how to make candles next. 

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? I started looking at how to make soap years ago because I couldn't find anything good for my skin. Have horribly dry skin and nothing works even prescription products. 

Are you married? Any kids? I am married (have been for 12 years) and we have one crazy, creative, sweet little 9 year old daughter.

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? My husband and I own a heating & air business but as with the coronavirus things have been slow. So hoping to find a remote position. Easier said that done right? Sheesh!

Anything else we should know? I can't believe I haven't found this site before now!!! It's like the best kept secret I think. I've seen a few people mention it here and there but didn't know what they were talking about. So glad I found it! Look forward to meeting some new people and making new friends.

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What's your name?  Hi, my name is Nancy Visser

How old are you? I am 53 numerically but refuse to grow old!

Where do you live? I live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? I have been making candles now on and off for over 20 years (but a couple of fairly long breaks in the middle - thanks kids). This last stint has been about 3 years and my husband and I have started a candle company last December.

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? I have always loved anything artistic or crafty and saw an ad for a candle making class one day, went, and absolutely loved it. I also completed an organic skincare formulation course and make jewellery but the candles are my main activity.

Are you married? Any kids? I have been married this time for 6 years and have two amazing sons who are 25 and 22, as well as two fur babies.

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? My husband still works full time and at the moment I am a full time career for my stepson who is nearly 18, but as he should be moving out next year we are trying to get the candle business up and running to support us both.

Anything else we should know? I love to learn and am always trying to find good information on things. So while trying to find some information to help me improve my candle making I came across this site which seems to have a wealth of reliable information and where there are “discussions” at least people Gove reasons for their opinions instead of just stating things as fact without any backup. Looking forward to learning a lot on here and hopefully becoming a useful contributor.

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Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas Eve! My name is Francesca and I am new here and wanted to introduce myself. 

What's your name? Francesca 

How old are you? 43 

Where do you live? Studio City, CA

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? I just began candle making in November... one whole month ago!

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? I have been working as a makeup artist in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. Then COVID hit and my job went bye-bye. So I have been a homemaker since March. I have always loved candles and fragrance so I decided I try my hand at it. And now I have become obsessed and never want to go back to doing makeup. I would rather make candles all day long. 

Are you married? Any kids? I am married to Mr. Stoner (yes, this is our real last name!) and we have a dog named Ava. Mr. Stoner helped me make a batch of candles last night for a burn test... he loves that I have a hobby that makes me so happy (and frustrated). 

Anything else we should know? I am really interested in exploring this passion and would love to create my own small candle business down the road. 

Thank you all for your endless knowledge! 

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What's your name? Carl

How old are you? 51

Where do you live? UK

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? Just reading about them so far

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? To help the Mrs out as she wants to make her own

Are you married? Any kids? Yes & three lovely children with the evil ex

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? Used to be a plasterer

Anything else we should know? Just ask!

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18 hours ago, carlcall said:

What's your name? Carl

How old are you? 51

Where do you live? UK

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? Just reading about them so far

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? To help the Mrs out as she wants to make her own

Are you married? Any kids? Yes & three lovely children with the evil ex

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? Used to be a plasterer

Anything else we should know? Just ask!

Welcome to the Chandler's paradise. :) 

Sponiebr (AKA: NOT a Chandler)
The Executor of Bad Ideas, Soapmaking, and Sundry Services  

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What's your name? Angie

How old are you? 49

Where do you live? Pennsylvania

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? Since around 1997

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever? Bought a Mac.Apple candle, fell in love, decided to teach myself through the internet

Are you married? Any kids? Yes and Yes 3 adult kids

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? 

Anything else we should know? 

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Hello everyone!

 

What's your name?  Chris (short for Christophe)

How old are you?   50

Where do you live?  in Belgium

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever?   20+ years

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever?   you know what? I can't remember at all

Are you married? Any kids?  married, 4 kids between my wife and myself

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do?  work in IT and also a self-employed online second-hand bookseller 

Anything else we should know?   I've been webmastering the largest French language candkemaking online resource for the last 20 years, www.bougies.info

 

Hope to hear from all of you very soon!

 

Chris

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4 hours ago, HowtomakeCandles.info said:

Hello everyone!

 

What's your name?  Chris (short for Christophe)

How old are you?   50

Where do you live?  in Belgium

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever?   20+ years

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever?   you know what? I can't remember at all

Are you married? Any kids?  married, 4 kids between my wife and myself

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do?  work in IT and also a self-employed online second-hand bookseller 

Anything else we should know?   I've been webmastering the largest French language candkemaking online resource for the last 20 years, www.bougies.info

 

Hope to hear from all of you very soon!

 

Chris

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Hello!  I'm looking forward to learning from this group!

 

What's your name? Karen40s

How old are you?  68

Where do you live?  Western North Carolina

How long have you been making candles/soap/whatever? 2019 

How did you get started making candles/soap/whatever?  In the 1970's, I learned how to make beautiful Christmas candles from a 4-H leader who used paraffin, old red crayons for coloring, a roll of wicking, a pencil as a wick holder, and a hand mixer for making white snow for the top.  So easy, but my candle was always used for decoration and never burned.  So, in 2019 year I decided to make soy candles (influenced by a sister that made soy candles in a class) to sell in my antique booths.  Gave up after two months and made melts only.  In the spring of 2020, started testing again with some success.  Now I'm in the process of testing with some new wax blends and coconut wax to get the best hot throw with more  consistency while making a safe candle to sale. This year, I've also just begun to experiment with making soap and lotion.

Are you married? Any kids? Married, with 3 grown sons and daughter-in-laws.  

If candle/Soap making isn't your primary job, what do you do? Retired home economist.  Main job now is antiquing, but candles have taken over my life and kitchen.  Also, I use some of my time making textile products to sell in my booths.

Anything else we should know?   I work hard at using available online resources; however, my computer tech program skills are limited. Confession, I have spent my children's inheritance on candle wax and wicks trying to find a perfect match between wax and wicks and jars.  So right now,  I'm excited about getting some new insights from this group to help me toward the goal of a successful line of products for my antique booths.

 

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