Candles. Is more always better? Does anything go in Candle Making?
Flowers, Crystals, Coffee Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Fruit, Metal, Pine Cones, Herbs, or anything else can be Placed in Candles.
Things that smell wonderful on their own don't always smell well while they're on fire. Cinnamon sticks, coffee beans, orange peels, rosemary... they don't smell like the 'hot' versions of themselves; instead, they smell like a blazing, smoky, acidic fire that you'd try to put out with a regular candle afterwards.
If this was a good idea, why aren't these candles sold at Yankee/B+BW/DW Home/Voluspa/Root/Any other major candle brand?
- Candle insurance can be difficult to find in the first place but will be exponentially more challenging to find if you insist on embedding items. Ask your insurance provider for further info.
- For the US makers, you should 100% have liability insurance before you sell your first candle to the public. It will cost anywhere from $300-600/year for $1million in liability insurance. If you cannot afford $300/year for this much coverage, I suggest you hold off selling to the public until you can afford this.
Note that severe labeling regulations apply to UK manufacturers, and that manufacturing non-food products that look like food is not permitted.
In the United States, candle manufacturing is largely unregulated. As a result, many people are doing a variety of activities that are probably not the best idea. It is not necessary for you to be one of them.
As candle manufacturers and sellers, we must exercise caution. You do so at your own risk.