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This page last updated on 8-04-2007.    Originated on 4-13-1997.
Copyright © 1997-Present  Doneen St.John - Owner & Creator


Welcome to The Internet's  Candlemaking Supersite!   
The Best in Candlemaking Info, Tips, Ideas & Resources! 

This is a non-profit site dedicated to helping candlemakers, both new and old!
Here you'll find everything you need to get started in making your own candles, 
whether for hobby or business, beginner or advanced.  This is THE definitive guide
to candlemaking on the web, helping candlemakers all over the world since 1997!
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Learn how to brew up your own potions such as soaps, lotions, potpourri, incense, air fresheners, bath salts, body sprays, etc. to go with your candles!  These candle sidekicks are becoming real hot items for gift sets and baskets!  Here you'll find insructions, tips, links and "The Bath & Body Board"  message board!

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