Making candles for a living
has become a popular business, mainly because the supplies are relatively
inexpensive compared to the selling price, and you can be so creative
with candle styles, colors, scents and more. You can even make candles
in fish bowls or jars to give it a little spin for customer appeal.
If you already make candles
for a hobby to give as gifts, this will be an easy business for you to
start. But if you have never made a candle before, you should experiment
first (save your experiments for holiday gifts!) and get a knack for it.
There are many good books on various kinds of candle making, or you can
check to see if your local craft store or community center offers candle
making classes, where you can learn the craft.
Candles sell particularly well
at Christmas craft fairs, as many are looking for gifts for others. You
can also investigate wholesaling your candles to retail stores (on wholesale
or through consignment), and selling them to those who need candles for
business purposes, such as gift basket businesses, bed and breakfasts,
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