Gel Candles Myths

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I heard that gel candles are more dangerous than regular wax candles.

I counted all 82 candle recalls on the Consumer Protection Agency website, but of those, only 5 were for gel candles. Gel candles do burn hotter than wax candles, so great care must be taken by the candle maker to insure that the glassware used to contain the gel be of sufficient strength so as not to explode when the candle is burned. Gel candles also burn 2-3 times longer, so the glassware can be exposed to greater heat for longer periods. It is important that the consumer purchase gel candles from a reputable retailer, who appreciates these issues with the glassware. Be sure to follow the instructions that are included with every candle and that you purchase them from reputable candle makers. Gel candles are 95% common food grade mineral oil and 5% resin.

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Gel candles cost more than wax.

Sometimes gel candles may be higher in price, but keep in mind that these candles burn 2-3 times longer than wax so you are getting quite a good deal. Plus, the unique designs that can be made with the various embeds makes gel candles quite special.

I have heard news reports that say gel candles are using lead wicks.


I make gel candles and would have no idea where to even purchase lead wicks. All of our candles use a zinc or tin wick and that goes for both gel & wax candles. I heard that some foreign countries use lead wicks, but I can't confirm this.

About the Author

Sara writes articles for
She has been making gel & wax candles for a decade and has been selling them online for 4 years. Visit her at: Gel & Soy Candles

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I hope you enjoyed the article on Candles and Candle Making! Better yet, I hope you seriously explore the possibility of setting up your own Candle Making Business. It will be a lot of fun and give you some extra spending money.....who knows, maybe you'll give Martha Stewart some competition :)

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