- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: Krause Publications (September 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0873419960
- ISBN-13: 978-0873419963
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Essentially Candles: The Elegant Art of Candlemaking & Embellishing Paperback – September, 2001
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More About the Author
At this time Dr.Bob teaches Chemistry and AP Chemistry at an independent high school in Southern California. Deeply committed to life-long learning, he became a Registered Patent Agent in Febraury of 2012. Bob and Katie on occassion still offer classes and workshops on soapmaking.
Bob and Katie McDaniel have a wide range of interests. They rode horses in Chicago, played a great deal of golf in Decatur, engaged in fine American crafts in suburban Philadelphia, and engage in target shooting in Southern California. At this point in their lives they successfully, by diet and exercise, regained their weight and conditioning and have matched the weight and BMI last seen as they entered college. If you ask what is next for them, the answer is anything: perhaps even a book on fitness.
Top Customer Reviews
I own or have looked through almost every candle book on the market, and I think this one is clearly the best resource book available. I just wish it were longer.
Finally, to my surprise, I discovered that this is the only book that is recommended by my primary ingredient supplier. They seem to agree that it is the most factual and accurate book on the market suitable for those getting started as well as for those needing more info as they scale up.
The FAQ is quite complete and look for tips on the best ways to make or avoid mottled candles, glossy candles, and which special ingredients can be replaced by the right technique. This is a valuable book for scout leaders, first timers, and experienced candlemakers alike. But then, what would you expect from the authors of Essentially Soap.
This quote,(pun intended), describes Essentailly Candles to a "T". Starting with the history of candles,then proceeding to choosing the correct wax, wick and additives, then to the projects and great photos, Bob and Kate McDaniel have done an excellent job of teaching basic and advance skill in candlemaking. The book is easily read, the projects are illustrated with great photos and it is packed full of information useful to either the novice or more experienced candlemaker. I found the infomation on color, blending techniques, wax quantites for molds and differences and uses of various waxes to be most informative and helpful. I have made candles for over 20 years and still learned many new and useful things from this book.There are many books with pretty pictures and directions for projects. Essentially Candles not only gives the projects and the step-by-step directions but also offers the foundation information necessary to explore other possibilities. A must have for anyone wishing to know the why of candlemaking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good book for anyone interested in learning how to make they're own candles. Step by step this book will show you how.Published on September 21, 2013 by Mike
This book lacks enough detail on the basics and focuses too much on advanced projects to be a good beginners book. The photos are nice but often not very helpful. Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by Amazon Customer