Soap & Candles, or Candles & Soap?
With our recent candle discussion, I’ve been wondering about a few things.
How many of our readers create both soap/bath & body and candles? Which came first, the soap or the candles? What led you from one to the other? Which sells better?
Other than the historical precedence of a local candle/soap maker supplying the town with their goods, what ties the two crafts together? Is it the fragrance, or something else?
Since soapmaking and candlemaking are two very distinct processes, we certainly cannot assume that one leads to the other on a knowledge-based level. Knowing how to make soap, for example, does not uniquely qualify an individual to make make candles. Nevertheless, something certainly entices many to expand their skill sets from one to the other. Is it that mastering another craft that uses fragrances already owned makes sense? Is the motivation for learning a new skill the realization that offering more products in a certain scent to give prospective customers more to choose from?
Curious minds want to know! Please share your story.