Make Your Own Candles

Yes, you can do it!  Now that you know more about candles, maybe you’d like to try to make your own candles.  All you really need is wax, something to melt it in, a wick and a mold or jar.  You can spend as much or as little as you’d like on candle-making.

You can invest in professional equipment, including wax melters, molds, jars, fragrance and dyes.  Or you can experiment with leftover bits of used candles, some cotton string and a double-boiler.

Numerous websites are devoted to candle-making.  For some candle history, as well as instructions on getting started, check out Candle Making at Coolest Hand-Made Crafts.  You’ll find how-to links and other cool information.

Another source is The Candle Making Business Resource – For candle making business information including marketing, articles, forums, message boards, link exchange directory, and resources for beginning chandlers.

There are also many books on the subject.  Do a Search on candle-making on Amazon.  I found a book called ‘Candle Making for Dummies’.  Makes it sound simple, doesn’t it?

If you’d like to seriously consider making candles as a hobby, I’d suggest purchasing a candle-making kit.  There are kits for container candlespillars, and other types of candles, like tarts. These kits usually contain wax, fragrance, jars or molds and dye.  You’ll probably need your own melting pot, although some kits have wax that you can melt in your microwave.

Visit your local craft stores, like Joann Fabric and Crafts.  Many candle companies also sell beginner kits for those who want to try to make their own candles.  Check the kits at Zionsville.

Anyone can make candles, but not everyone is passionate about making candles.  If you’re not sure start small.

Best of luck in your attempts to make your own candles!

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