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"Hands down the best resource for instructions on how to make your own candles."
~ Bettie Saccardo, Gel Candle Designer


The Original How to Make – How to Market – and How to Sell Your Gel Candles Resource

While strolling the aisles of an open-air market one fine Sunday morning back in 1998, something caught my eye that stopped me dead in my tracks.

“Will you look at that!” I said as I raced towards a booth with my husband in close pursuit.

Gel Candles

Original Gel Candle

At the booth I picked up the object that I had spied. It was a miniature aquarium of sand, seashells, glass fish and blue water… only, “Hey wait a minute, this isn’t water! And there’s a wick in it! What is this stuff?” I asked.

“Gel,” said the woman at the booth, “it’s a gel candle.”

“It’s a candle?” I asked amazed, as I turned it about. I was mesmerized as I looked down upon it, and up at it, and into it sideways and all around, turning it this way and that in the light.

“Yes, it’s a candle. I have three different sizes as you see here,” she said as she pointed to the items on her table.

As I clasped my mini aquarium treasure in my hands, I gazed at the other candles on display. They were all beautiful.

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