When it comes to fundraising, then candles fundraising can be simple and easy.
So many families burn candles in their home these days, or use them to decorate a room that candles
sell themselves very well. It is always a good idea to have some on hand in case of power failures, so you
can use this thought when promoting your fundraiser. You also have the advantage that candles come in a
variety of colours, and with all kinds of fragrances too, and they do burn out, so they will need to be
replaced. Everyone should be able to find something they like, and the price of candles is reasonable
Now you can purchase candles from many stores of numerous shapes, aromas and colours, or if you are more ambitious, you can make
your own. The article below tells you how or you can go to Candle Making for more information. If you need more information on candles then
Candles Alight is the place to go.
For more information on fundraising that will help you boost your sales,
Make Your Own Citronella Candles
by Gene Grohan
Need a cost effective way to get rid of mosquitoes? Try making your own citronella candles and eliminate mosquitoes
while providing a romantic, outdoor setting. Making citronella candles is easy and can cost as little as $0.25 per
candle. Follow this step-by-step guide and make your own candles at home in less than 10 minutes:
Wax - Any form of all-purpose wax will do. This can be found in the canning section of the grocery
store or in a craft or hardware store.
Citronella- You will need citronella oil for the candle to be effective against mosquitoes.
Mold - This is the container which you will be pouring the hot wax into. The container is your
choice, if you want to get fancy you can but a recycled can or glass will also do.
Container for Melting Wax - Nothing specific, a saucepan filled with water or a coffee tin will
Wick - Your candle will not work without a wick. You can purchase wicks at any craft store or you can
choose to do it yourself by dipping a string or cord into hot wax.
Thermometer - Any form of thermometer will do.
Releaser - Any form of cooking oil or silicone spray will do, as long as it does not have a petroleum
base as it may release toxic fumes while burning.
Wooden Spoon - This will be used for stirring the wax.
Wick Cutter - A knife or a pair of scissors will do.
|Of course, if you wish to make candles of a different fragrance, then
substitute the citronella oil with the essential oil of your choice, but these candles would not
help repel mosquitoes. For more information on candles, I suggest you go to Aromatherapy Candles which can
really help set the mood in your home. ~Site Editor
1. Make the Wick - Soak a piece of heavy string or cord into wax and set to dry on a sheet of
wax paper. You can also buy candle wicks instead of making them.
2. Heat the Wax - Heat your container to approximately 140 degrees and place unmelted wax into
3. Add Citronella - As the wax is melting add 1-2 drops of citronella.
4. Releaser - As the wax is melting; spray your releaser into your mold.
5. Stir - Stir the melting wax softly with your wooden spoon.
6. Pour - Pour the wax into the mold and remember not to fill it to the top. Leave about one
inch at the top of the mold.
7. Wicks - Place the wicks into the melting wax. Hold wick in place either using your hand or
tie it to a pencil in order to ensure the wick stays upright and does not fall over.
8. Set to dry.
Making citronella candles is as easy as 1-2-3! Be truly unique and buy
terra-cotta pots, paint them and use them as one-of-a-kind candle holders!
Cassie Morgan is an avid candle fan who loves making candles in her spare time. Due to
her expertise, she also does freelance writing for sites like Candles and Candle Making a site that
offers information about candle making and
soap making. The
above candle is one of her favorites as it also helps fend
off mosquitoes in the summer.
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