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Section 1: Candlemaking Books
Candlemaking for Fun & Profit 
Michelle Espino / Paperback 336 pages / July 2000

This fun, reader-friendly book offers all the information anyone, from the beginner to the seasoned veteran, needs to get started in turning a fun hobby into extra cash--today! With everything from the how-to's of candlemaking and projects you can make, to a wealth of basic business tips and information, Candlemaking For Fun & Profit is an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever dreamed of earning money from candlemaking. 
Note:  This book features an interview with me, describing my candle "story".  The author was nice enough to send me my own autographed copy, and I must say after giving it a full skim through and reading several chapters so far, it's one of the best I've seen!  I would definately recommend it to anyone starting in this business!
The Candlemaker's Companion :  A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring,Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles~
    Betty Oppenheimer / Paperback / Published 1997

I have this book myself and would highly recommend it!  It's a great detailed guide on many types of candles and techniques.  I also really enjoyed the little extra tips and info tidbits in the side columns.  I've personally met the author, Betty, and helped contribute some info for her revised addition that will be coming out soon.  If you could only have a few books in your candlemaking library, I'd say this should be one of them!
How to Make & Market Gel Candles that Sell Like Wildfire!
Lynn A. Thomas / Softcover 112 pages / March 2001

This book will save months of research, trial and error, time and frustration. Hints, tips and tricks presented in a concise, orderly and professional format. 
Topics Include: 
All about glassware, embeds, wicks, fragrance, color, design ideas, pricing, packaging, marketing & step-by-step instructions. 

This revised softcover book replaces the Original Ebook & the Spiral Workbook. 
Additional Features: Contains Revised Information & Color Photos! 

The Encyclopedia of Candlemaking Techniques :
A Step-By-Step Visual Guide
Sandie Lea, Sue Heaser / Hardcover 160 pages / September 1999
This is an excellent guide to candlemaking. It is packed full with projects on just about every sort of candlemaking, from dipping and rolling to stained glass and whipping. The projects are well layed out, with clear instructions and photos, all very easy to follow. In this respect it is a good book for beginners, however I would also recommend it to more experienced candlemakers who want to try different techniques. There are also dozens of photos of beautiful candles in the gallery that will inspire anyone.
The Complete Candlemaker :
Techniques, Projects, and Inspirations ~
              Norma J. Coney / Paperback / Published 1997

In Norma Coney's comprehensive guide to candle-making techniques, handsome color photos and detailed text illustrate how to make 40 different kinds of candles, a number of them unusual (marbleized, tie-dyed, carved--even appliquéd). There are some amazing candles here, such as the water candle (in which a pillar candle is surrounded by what look like rolling waves of wax), sand candles, and cut-and-curl tapers.  Also available in Hardcover.
Candlemaking : Creative Designs and Techniques ~
                    David Constable / Paperback / Published 1993

I have this book myself.  This book covers basics, troubleshooting, molded,  novelty candles and surface decorating techniques.  It has many great color photos and black and white diagrams and fun creative ideas!
Candle Making in a Weekend : 
Inspirational Idead and Practical Projects
Sue Spear / Paperback 80 pages / August 1999

Make your own candles at a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones! You will learn quick, easy, inexpensive and fun ways to make your own candles and decorate plain ones. 20 projects, covering a range of candle-making and decorating techniques, include how to dye wax wonderful colors, pour it into unusually shaped molds, perfume it, model with it and embed it with decorative objects. Includes lists of all the materials and equipment needed; plus colorful gallery pages showing a variety of handmade candles for adding charm to holidays, weddings, romantic dinners, bubble baths and other special times. 
Candle Making Made Easy
Susan Penny, Martin Penny / Hardcover 64 pages / June 2000
Editors Susan and Martin Penny provide detailed instructions for a dozen different types of candles, all widely disparate in methods and materials needed. The emphasis here is definitely on "easy"; color pictures serve as the major conduit to learning the how-tos, with text reserved for the 12 projects. Caveats and cautions about safety are included upfront, as are the varying techniques to master, from using a rubber mold to making sand candles. Most patterns are of the ordinary household kind, such as glass votives and hand-dipped tapers.
Country Living Handmade Candles :
Recipes for Crafting Candles at Home ~
Jane Blake / Hardcover / Published 1998

This wonderful book features dozens of "recipes" for making candles that range from a simple beeswax votive to a glorious holiday pillar. Scented candles, hurricane candles, candelaria, torchieres, and candles containing herbs, dried flowers--even cinnamon sticks--are just a few of the projects included in this easy-to-follow book. 30 color photos. Resource list. Glossary . 
Beginner's Guide to Candlemaking ~
David Constable / Paperback / Published 1998

This book shows how to make candles from one of Europe's leading candle lights.  Make classic, spiral, colored candles, container, perfumed and floating candles.
The Book of Candlemaking : Creating Scent, Beauty & Light ~
Chris Larkin / Paperback / Published 1999 / 128 pages

Candles you create are more personal and imaginative than those you buy. Here is a complete how-to guide to help you produce any combination of size, shape, color, scent, and style, even floating candles. Lavish photographs demonstrate how to use the candles in a variety of inspiring settings. Full color throughout.
Paul Marko, Debbie Davis / Hardcover 128 pages / April 1999

Illuminating ideas for making and decorating candles in your home.
Candles:  Illuminating Ideas for Creative Candlemaking and Enchanting Displays
Gloria Nicols / Hardcover 64 pages / October 1999
 Candles are remarkable for their ability to instantly and dramatically change the mood of a room, enhance any occasion and create an atmosphere of enchantment and romance. Making them by hand gives you Complete control over such essential factors as size, shape, scent, color and even texture, and homemade candles are both a stunning contribution to any home decor, as well as a one-of-a-kind, highly personalized gift. this Comprehensive guide to making candles explains the processes of dipping, molding and rolling candles and provides creative suggestions for displaying the inspirational results.
Easy-To-Make Candles ~
Gary V. Guy / Paperback / Published 1980
I have owned this book for quite awhile and I would definately recommend it.  Although not as new as some others on the market, it is a nicely detailed guide covering several types of candles, equipment, supplies and troubleshooting.  And you can't beat the price!
Candles (Inspirations Series) ~
Diana Civil / Marion Elliot / Hardcover / Published 1997
Part of an ongoing series with a new title published every month, Candles features 20 specially commissioned projects designed by today's leading artists for making candles, decorating and embellishing them in wonderful styles, and creating delightful homemade holders for decoration and practical use. 250+ color photos. 
Great Candles
Stewart D'Arcy Hyder / Hardcover 144 pages / July 1999

More than 30 different styles are featured, each with excellent step-by-step color photographs, starting with the most basic tapers to elegantly sculpted calla lilies that flicker. Surrounding the projects is information about materials (whether beeswax, paraffin, or stearin) and equipment (a stainless steel double boiler will suffice, along with some other inexpensive tools) at the beginning and an awesomely artistic gallery of commercial foreign-manufactured lights. A starter hobby that's great for rainy and sunny days. A troubleshooting guide and a glossary are appended.  Also available in Paperback.
Creative Candles (The Crafty Hands Collection) ~
Chantal Truber, Dominique Farantos (Photographer) / Paperback / Published 1996 
No review available at this time.
Naturally Creative Candles : Discover the Craft 
of Candle Making and Decorating Using Nature's Bounty ~
Letty Oates, Lotty Oates / Paperback / Published 1997
I recieved this book as a gift and, although I haven't read thru the entire book yet, I find it to be worth having.  It contains very nice color photos of candles and several pieces of candlemaking equipment.  It doesn't seem to have the most detailed instructions as some others, but has many great creative ideas and is a good source of inspiration.
The New Candle Book : 
Inspirational Ideas for Displaying, Using and Making Candles ~
Gloria Nicol, Debbie Patterson (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1995 
This volume is laden with gorgeous photos and helpful tips, including beautiful ways to decorate with all kinds of candles, the basic equipment and techniques for creating dipped, molded, rolled, carved, scented, stenciled, gold-leafed, and candy-twist candles, among others & creative ideas for crafting candleholders
The New Candle Book : 
Inspirational Ideas for Displaying, Using and Making Candles ~
(Special Book Plus Kids Series)
Gloria Nicol, Debbie Patterson (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1996 
See above.
Fragrant Candles:
A Pracitcal Guide to Making Candles for the Home & Garden ~
Rhonda Cleary / Paperback / Published 1998
I do not own this book yet, but I have had the opportunity to look thru it and I would recommend it.  It is a very nicely organized instruction book with good color photos and lots of good advice on several types of candles and ideas for their use.
The Book of Candles ~
Miranda Innes, Clive Streeter (Photographer) / Paperback / Published 1997 
For sheer visual impact, it's pretty hard to beat Miranda Innes's impressive book, in which glorious color is set off dramatically against the white pages. Here are all types of candles, including beeswax, decorated, Christmas, and floating varieties, plus many types of holders. The section on decorating with candles offers beautiful tableaux of candles used in country, romantic, classic, ethnic, and contemporary settings. The final chapter features step-by-step instructions for making dipped, molded, rolled, scented, pressed-flower, and painted candles. 
Candle Crafts ~
Barbara Yonck / Library Binding / Published 1981
The Candle Book (Lothian Craft Series) ~
Pamela Allardice / Paperback / Published 1997
No review available.
Candles (Keepsake Crafts) ~
Paperback / Published 1995
This title is out of print.  Although it is no longer available from the publisher, we'll query our network of used bookstores for you and send an update within one to two weeks.
Beeswax Crafts : Candlemaking, Modelling, Beauty Creams, Soaps and Polishes, Encaustic Art, Wax Crayons ~
Norman Battershill / Paperback / Published 1997
No review available.
Beeswax Crafting ~
Robert Jr. Berthold / Hardcover / Published 1993
No review available.
Section 2:  Other types of Candle-related books
The Chemical History of a Candle ~
Michael Faraday / Paperback / Published 1993
Candle Creations
Simon Lycett / Paperback 112 pages / February 1999

With nifty candle ideas for every room in the house, Candle Creations reminds us that we needn't wait for a power outage or a special occasion to surround ourselves with the magical glow of candlelight. Three dozen projects incorporate everything from seashells to wooden spoons, vegetables to candies, yielding an impressive variety of candles and candleholders. Most are quick and easy and are crafted of readily available materials. Brighten the living room with flower-filled candles; set a dinner-for-two mood with a romantic candelabrum; make parties more festive with candles that mimic wrapped gifts or a lemon bundt cake. You'll also find attractive ways to display your creations throughout the home and garden.
Candles : Elements of the Table ~
Sara Slavin, Deborah Jones (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1996 
Filled with innovative ideas and inspiring full-color photos, Candles offers a wealth of ways to use candles in settings both simple and grand, classical and contemporary. It reveals the infinite variety of candle sizes, colors, scents and shapes available today and provides dozens of creative suggestions for personalizing and enhancing this integral element of a captivating table. 
Encaustic Art:  How to Paint With Wax ~
Michael Bossom / Paperback / Published 1997
No review available.
Advanced Candle Magick : 
More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose (Practical Magick Series) ~
Raymond Buckland / Paperback / Published 1996 
This is not a book on candlemaking, but rather one of the many uses for candles.
The Candle Magick Workbook ~
Kala Pajeon, Ketz Pajeon / Paperback / Published 1991 
Not a book on candlemaking.
Practical Candleburning Rituals ~
Raymond Buckland / Paperback / Published 1987 
Not a book on candlemaking.
Wicca Candle Magick ~
                             Gerina Dunwich / Paperback / Published 1996 
Not a book on candlemaking.
We Rejoice in the Light : Candlelighting Ceremonies for Advent ~
                             Sandy Dixon / Paperback / Published 1989 
Not a book on candlemaking.
Beeswax: Production, Harvesting, Processing and Products
William L Coggshall, et al / Paperback / Published 1984 (special order)
No review available.


Section 3: Craft Business Books

Candles That Earn:
Creating & Operating Your Own Successful Business
D. Olson / Paperback / Published 1991 
This is a book I plan to add to my own library soon.  I have no review available for you yet, but the title is pretty self-explanatory.  This book has been around for a while and is said to be very helpful.  I have heard nothing but glowing reviews!
Cash for Your Crafts ~
Wendy W. Rosen, Anne Childress / Paperback / Published 1997 
This isn't your usual crafts guide: business profiles form the heart of a title which includes plenty of practical insights on how to turn a hobby into a small business. Turn creativity into cash using this title's special business approach to crafts. 
The Crafter's Guide to Pricing Your Work ~
                             Dan Ramsey / Paperback / Published 1997 
This book shows how you can set prices to maximize income, first giving you general marketing and economic tips, then detailing the specifics of how to price and sell more than 75 crafts, from ceramics to fabrics, jewelry to paintings. Plus, the book gives you promotion and marketing tips, telling you how and where to advertise your work at a minimum cost - for maximum return. You'll learn about copyrighting your work, planning and designing a booth for craft shows, and more. 
Crafting As a Business ~
                             Wendy W. Rosen / Paperback / Published 1994 
A comprehensive resource book with hundreds of contacts. This book contains hundreds of necessary resources. Nearly 400 galleries are listed with phone and 
contact name along with a short description of what type of art the gallery carries. If you want to know howto get into the best shows, learn how to price your work, wholesale to stores and galleries this book tells it all. NOT a general business primer--- this book offers specific advice from expert successful artists! 
Handmade for Profit! : 
Hundreds of Secrets to Success in Selling Arts & Crafts ~
                             Barbara Brabec / Hardcover / Published 1996 
This book, incorporating hundreds of tips from other crafters, is a must for anyone who's ever set up a booth at a craft fair--or even thought about it. Handmade For Profit is a book for novices and experienced professionals alike. The reader supplies the product and Barbara Brabec details strategies for selling it in a wide variety of outlets. Every page builds practical skills, designing displays, pricing and promoting the goods, keeping track of finances, and asking the right business questions. 
Start and Run a Profitable Craft Business :
A Step-By-Step Business Plan (Self-Counsel Business Series)
William G. Hynes / Paperback / Published 1996
No review available yet.
How to Sell What You Make : 
The Business of Marketing Crafts ~
Paul Gerhards / Paperback / Published 1996 
No review available yet.
Selling What You Make : Profit from Your Handcrafts ~
                             James E. Seitz / Paperback / Published 1992 
No review available yet.


                 Section 4:  Aromatherapy Books 

Aromatherapy Made Easy : 
Simple Step-By-Step Guide to Using Essential Oils ~
                             Christine Wildwood / Paperback / Published 1998 
No review available yet.
500 Formulas for Aromatherapy : Mixing Essential Oils for Every Use ~
                          Carol Schiller, David Schiller / Paperback / Published 1994 
This book is excellent for those of us who are new to the concept of aromatherapy. It explains the essential oils, how to blend them, what to blend them with, and what the cautions are of the oils. Many formulas are also given for bath oils, massage oil blends, and even household helpers.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
                            Valerie Ann Worwood / Paperback / Published 1991
Essential oils are one of the world's great untapped resources. This complete volume explains how to incorporate these ancient medicines of the earth into everyday life for personal care, physical and mental health, and a safe home environment. It gives more than 500 recipes using essential oils as alternatives to often toxic human-made health, beauty, and cleaning products. 
Aromatherapy : A Step-By-Step Guide ('in a Nutshell' Series) ~
                             Sheila Lavery / Hardcover / Published 1997 
One of the more gentle and versatile healing arts, aromatherapy relieves a broad range of physical and psychological complaints by harnessing the therapeutic power of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants. This attractive, full-color, step-by-step guide describes the top ten aromatherapy oils, provides information on carrier oils and mixing, and offers suggestions for self-help massage and oil use. Illustrated throughout. 
Aromatherapy : For Health, Well-Being and Relaxation
                             Joanne Rippin / Paperback / Published 1997 
No review available yet.
Aromatherapy : 
The Complete Guide to Plant and Flower Essences for Health and Beauty
                             Daniele Ryman / Paperback / Published 1993 
This is a really great reference book for 80 different essential oils! Each plant is described in terms of what it looks like, where it thrives and history of use.  Each essential oil is described by color, odor and viscosity; from what part of the plant it is distilled; principal constituents and dangers are listed.
Aromatherapy Workbook ~
                             Marcel Lavabre / Paperback / Published 1996 
Frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, rose essential oils of flowers and herbs have been used for centuries for healing, cleansing, worship, and personal care. This practical workbook suggests preparations to benefit both mind and body, and provides detailed instructions for preparing essences at home.  Easy-to-follow illustrated reference for beginners. A desk resource and teaching tool for practicing aromatherapists. 
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews ~
                             Scott Cunningham / Paperback / Published 1989
This book should be on every practitioner's shelf. Great recipies and you are able to make substitutions, with the help of the tables in the back. Also good for beginners. 
The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy ~
Christine Wildwood, Chrissie Wildwood / Paperback / Published 1996 
This book offers the most elegantly comprehensive package on the whole art and science of aromatherapy written to date.  It deservedly takes its place among the small handful of indispensable reference books on this fascinating therapy. 
Essential Aromatherapy : 
A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy ~
            Susan E. Worwood, Valerie Worwood / Paperback / Published 1995 
Use this A-Z reference to access essential oils and their applications. Formulas for blending oils and detailed treatment outlines assure readers will gain the most from their application and use. 
Potpourri and Fragrant Crafts ~
                             Betsy Williams / Hardcover / Published 1996 
No review available yet.
Potpourri, Incense, and Other Fragrant Concoctions ~
                             Ann Tucker Fettner / Paperback / Published 1977 
No review available yet.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils :
The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism ~
                             Julia Lawless / Paperback / Published 1995 
Illustrated throughout in full color, this indispensable reference work is a complete A-to-Z compendium of aromatics, with extensive information about the origins, properties, uses, and actions of 165 extensive herbs and essential oils. Over 600 photos & illustrations. 
The Fragrant Mind : 
Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood, and Emotion ~
                             Valerie Ann Worwood / Paperback / Published 1996 
This encyclopedia of aromatherapy presents the latest scientific research about aroma's effects on the mind and body. This title goes beyond listing aromas for specific ailments: it tells how to mix oils for massage, how to understand herbal mood enhancers, and how to review the information on aromatherapy and personality. An essential handbook. 

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