Kathy and I made what I’d call our first real supply “run” a couple weeks ago, and I was so impressed, I wanted to share the experience with you. Not only do they sell candle making supplies, but they also provide soap making supplies as well.
Today I’m going to tell you about The Candlewic Company.
Picking the place
One of the first things I had been looking for when we started was where to buy our supplies from. When you’re new, you’re usually just looking for inexpensive because you really have no clue what you’re looking for.
Now that we kind of knew what we wanted to invest some money into, we decided it was time to make some bulk purchases. We were looking for fragrances, dyes, and both gel and soy wax.
I’ll just say it: if you want to buy in bulk, use Candlewic.
There are places you’ll get cheaper supplies, and there are places you’ll get more expensive supplies, than what you’ll pay at Candlewic. The difference is minimal (I guess unless there’s a sale), at least for the small stuff. Once you start buying on a larger scale, the savings add up.
For example, we wanted to buy jars. At first glance, Candlewic’s Libby Status jars were more expensive than those of another vendor by a few dollars. Then I realized that the other vendor sold the lids separately; they didn’t come with the jars. The price for Candlewic ended up being much cheaper as a result.
Then I looked at the waxes. We wanted gel and soy, but the gel comes in super large buckets. In this case, we went with The Candlemakers’ Store because we could buy a smaller amount, but in reality it would have been cheaper per pound to get it through Candlewic. The soy, however, was a great deal in a 10 lb quantity as well as larger.
Getting the goods
I was only mildly pro-Candlewic at the point of the sale. When I really fell for them was the next day, when my products arrived. A full day ahead of Lonestar, and the real special part is that the supplies showed up before I got the email with the tracking number. That came later in the afternoon, after the shipment.
It doesn’t really matter where you shop, the shipping is going to be about the same, and you might as well stock up on the light stuff to make up for it. But for the stuff to come the next day was just fun. We had four candles sold by the end of the week!
As a result of my experience with Candlewic, I have signed up for their affiliate program. I have been looking for an affiliate since starting the blog but wanted to make sure I could stand behind the companies I promote here. I’ve got no problem recommending Candlewic to you. If you click on the links to their store and buy something, you help support this website and we thank you gratefully.
If you’re ready to make some supply purchases and you’re still looking for a place to shop, try Candlewic and let us know how you like them!
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