I find myself struggling with my bills, and I have some extra time this semester since I'm only taking 3 classes. I would like to try to make candles to sell. I would like to know if people would buy them if I made them.
I am going to buy some supplies when I get my loan money, and the first candles I'm going to make will be for Christmas gifts for my family. After that, I will try and sell the remainder. I've spent all evening researching costs of supplies from different places and figured out where I will buy what from where (unfortunately, not one supplier has the best deal for all supplies). I'm also thinking of making tarts.
Here's the sizes of candles I would sell and the cost of each:
8 oz tureen candle- $8
3 oz tureen candle- $4.50
4 oz tin candle- $5
1 oz tarts- $.75
I've also been researching different scents I would like to try, and here's just a few (I'm looking at a lot of fall scents, such as pumpkin and hazelnut...and I also love bases of coconut and pineapple):Autumn Harvest
: orange, grapefruit, and cloveButternut Pumpkin
: butternut squash, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, clove, and vanillaCappuccino Brulee
: vanilla beans, coffee beans, and cocoa beansCoconut Hibiscus
: hibiscus, violet, and peony with a base of vanilla and coconutHazelnut Coffee
: hazelnut and creamMaple Pecan
: pecans with maple syrup and vanillaPina Colada
: coconut and fruity top notes with a sweet musky background
These are just some scents that I'm interested in, with the list continuing to grow. I would like to know if this a feasible thing to do, sell candles. I know many people love candles, and I would add personal touches to them as well to make them even better. I would hold contests for free product, the ability to choose a scent, free shipping, etc. Speaking of shipping, that is something I have not yet calculated. Depending on the number of tarts one buys, the shipping for that would be about $3, because I know how much it would cost to ship those. Other than that, I am not sure.
So please, would you let me know honestly if you would buy candles if I sold them? Do you have any suggestions? As far as payment, I would accept PayPal, and *possibly* cash/check/money orders...however, it would take longer to get your product. Please let me know!!! :D
Oh, and I forgot to mention, they would be soy candles =]