Consider Soy Candle Parties With You as the Candle Maker
Considering the thought of becoming a candle maker and conducting candle parties
yourself is not nearly as scary as you might imagine. Since natural wax candles made of
Soy or Palm waxes are hitting the market in a big way, these specialized candles will have
your products standing out. Being the candle maker yourself, you are able to control the
quality, pricing, time of delivery and profits. Representing one of the large candle
companies selling their Soy candles or Palm wax candles puts you completely at their mercy.
Party planning for them leaves you collecting the remainder scraps for your own profit.
No matter how it looks on paper, the large natural wax candle companies are making the
profits. You are only their pawn promoting their products. When you do the candle parties,
the cost to the company is less than having them hire an ad agency and doing promotional
campaigns. Most only offer small cash percentages of the total sales from the party, if
any, but usually will sell you their products discounted off the MSRP. Why do they never
offer you a discount off the actual selling price of the candle?
Finding Your Niche
Candles can be made from all sorts of candle wax: Paraffin, Soy wax, Palm wax or
beeswax. With the education of people concerning health issues, Soy, Palm and beeswax are
making the boom in the candle business. You may want to consider making the natural wax
candles because they come from natural sources, rather than paraffin wax which is derived
from petroleum. Natural wax candles are also healthier to burn producing less soot, longer
burning and do not irritate allergies.
For the purpose of this article, we will assume you have chosen to make Soy wax candles
your specialty. Manufacturing Soy candles is more cost effective over the more expensive
beeswax. Soy wax can be purchased for $1.50 per pound where beeswax sells for $5.00 and
more per pound. The cost to produce beeswax is higher so naturally the retail cost of the
beeswax is higher than Soy. Quantity purchasing of course reduces the cost per pound, but
beeswax still will always cost more.
Do the Research and Possibly Finding a Coaching Resource
The Internet is the best place to do the research on "How to Make Soy Candles." Most
candle suppliers have step-by-step instructions for the do-it-yourselfer. Some of these
same suppliers offer themselves as coaches or tutors willing to help you get started in
the Soy wax candle business. It's profitable for them to have you become a success and for
you to continue buying your supplies from them. That's a fair trade for their knowledge
Soy candle making kits is a good place to start. Take baby steps at first before making
the plunge into becoming a candle maker. I suggest purchasing one of their Soy wax candle
making kits which range in price from $49 to $150 and come with basic instructions. Make
sure this is a business you will be interested in and enjoy. The best and most successful
businesses are those that the owners actually enjoy doing. If you find the candle making
business a real chore and dread the process of making Soy candles, you will fail and lay
with other home business owners who have failed.