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Burn Baby Burn!

Can you recommend some great candles to treat myself at various price points? [more inside]
posted by driedmango on Nov 2, 2015 - 19 answers

Hate to be wasteful in a world filled with needs!

I have about 150 small glass votives with used candles leftover from my recent lovely wedding. I don't want to just throw them all out if there's a use for them, but can't think of a way to recycle/re-purpose--help? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 26, 2015 - 17 answers

Before gas, did candles really illuminate rooms well?

Watching A period piece film and wondering if, before gas and electric lighting, having a roomful of candles ever really illuminated things as much as they appear here or were all large rooms of the time like spotily-lit caverns after dark? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 28, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me make a forest in Manhattan.

What are the best candles out there for making my home smell like a forest? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Sep 30, 2012 - 18 answers

Sticking glass to wood

How can I stick glass mason jars to an (outdoor) wood railing without damaging the railing when I remove them? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

You keep saying matches and I'll keep saying candles.

What can you tell me to help me make great candles? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

help me lessen the stink

What scents are good at minimizing/masking/neutralizing cigarette smoke? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Who will take my wine bottle and make me a candle?

I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jan 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Lit by whale light?

Just how much brighter/cleaner/longer did spermaceti candles burn than beeswax or tallow candles? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi. on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

A 20 million candle power lighthouse

I have a candle and its brightness is exactly one candle power or candela. If I buy a 10,000 candle power torch/flashlight, does that mean it's 10,000 times brighter (and what does that mean) or that I can see it 10,000 times further away? Are these the same thing and why do they seem unbelievable?
posted by westerly on Jun 8, 2010 - 20 answers

What smells good that doesn't cause cancer?

Candles, incense, and even deodorant are linked with cancer. What can I use to make my house smell nice that hasn't already been proven to make me sick? [more inside]
posted by lexfri on Aug 31, 2009 - 42 answers

Wax Woes

Will a recycling depot accept my waxy bottles? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jul 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Beeswax Candles?

My friends keep bees...they have a ton of beeswax lying around. How do you make candles out of raw beeswax?
posted by QAF on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a fancy, smelly candle.

Where can I find the Harry Winston of candles? [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX on Mar 5, 2009 - 12 answers

Repouring Seven-Day Candles

What type of wax and wick should I use to refill empty glass seven-day candles? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Where can I find Hanukkah candles?

Where can I buy Hanukkah candles tomorrow in Brooklyn- as close to Brooklyn Heights as possible?
posted by cheerwine on Dec 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Candle shopping in NY

Somewhere to buy nice candles in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by flashboy on Nov 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Candles vs Light Bulbs Smackdown

Candles vs fluorescent light bulbs smackdown: which produces more greenhouse gases? Which one is environmentally friendlier when you figure in all the emissions? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Sep 11, 2008 - 19 answers

I couldn't find the answer on Wickipedia

Where can I find inexpensive Scandinavian garden candles in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by sixpack on Apr 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Wax on, wax off

How can I safely remove candle wax from metal baking sheets so that a) the surfaces of the baking sheets don't get scratched, and b) they're food-safe again? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Feb 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Foating Clear Gel Candles. Help!

My wife makes centerpieces for weddings and parties. I am posting here to ask the community's help in locating a product she needs. She is trying to find clear, floating, gel candles. I have searched high and low but have yet to find them. Many places sell gel for making your own candles, and also many places sell colored floating gel candles, but none seem to carry clear gel floating candles. Where can I get these candles for her? She is on a time crunch so if the vendor is in the Los Angeles area, that would be even better. [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Jun 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Rings on the candles

Question about birthday party scene in the movie Guinevere. [more inside]
posted by JigSawMan on Feb 20, 2007 - 1 answer

Non-perfumey candles, eh?

Not-so-girly Girly-Man Filter: Help a Canadian find scented candles that won't clash with his Y-chromosome. [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Feb 5, 2007 - 20 answers

Hippie Store?

I'm seeking a good New Age/Green/Hippie store in Chicago (northside preferred). [more inside]
posted by verysleeping on Oct 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Does this smock make me look frugal?

Is making your own soaps/lotions/oils/candles/etc. worth the time and trouble? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Looking for advice on selling goods at a popular art/craft fair.

I am going to be selling my wares at an outdoor arts and crafts show in a couple of weeks. This show usually gets a turnout of anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 people, depending on the weather. I am looking for suggestions on making this a success. [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Oct 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Scented candles that last?

What are the best scented candles? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jan 15, 2006 - 28 answers

Hanukkah candles

Can anyone give me some advice on where to get Hanukkah/menorah candles today, here in Salem, Oregon? Specifically, anyone know if the big box stores, or Hallmark, etc. are carrying them. Normally me mum has sent them but not to be this year...
posted by docpops on Dec 24, 2005 - 12 answers

What do candles put in the air?

What sorts of things do scented candles put into the air? I am wondering whether or not they release some sort of chemicals that might be harmful to one's lungs and also if anything is released that might create a film/buildup or cause problems for electronics, etc.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Dec 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Care and Feeding of Candles

Candles. Recently I've discovered the joy of using mainly candles at night to light my house, especially when I'm just relaxing watching TV or on the computer. I use mainly pillar and votive candles. I have two problems with candles.

1) The flame flickers heavily (I've been told to trim my wicks to alleviate this)
2) The candles constantly go out, because there is huge concave shape in the candle as the candle burns. Should I trim the candle somehow?
posted by patrickje on Jun 7, 2004 - 13 answers

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