Gel Wax Candle Making Without Cup


Gel Wax Candle Making Without Cup

Making candles without any containers or cups may seem like a daunting task but with gel wax, it is now an easy process. Gel wax has become a popular choice for candle makers since it is cost-efficient and easy to work with!

Benefits of Gel Wax

Gel wax is a hydrogenated blend of mineral oil and polymer resin that offer some unique benefits:



  • Long-Lasting: Gel candles have a long burning time, up to 10 times longer than traditional wax candles.
  • Highly Fragrant: Gel wax burns hotter than traditional wax, allowing the scent to last nearly 3 times longer.
  • No Soot: Gel candles are known to produce very little soot.
  • Reusable: Unlike basic wax candles, gel wax can be reused several times for a more economical option.

How to Make Gel Wax Candles Without Cups

Making a gel candle without a cup or container is an easy process. Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Purchase Materials: You will need gel wax, candle wick tabs, and a scent or oil of choice for fragrance.
  2. Pour Gel Wax: Melt the gel wax in either a double boiler or the microwave, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Add Scent: Once the gel wax has melted, add fragrances or oils of choice and stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add Wick Tab: Insert a wick tab in the center of the gel wax.
  5. Allow Candle to Set: Allow the gel wax candle to set for at least 24 hours or until the wax has completely hardened.
  6. Remove Candle: Once the gel wax has hardened, the candle can carefully be removed from the container. Trim the wick to the desired length and remove any excess wax from the surface of the candle.

Tips for Making Gel Wax Candles

  • Always wear protective gloves and eye protection when handling hot wax.
  • Use a metal spoon to stir wax as it is melting to prevent contamination of other materials.
  • Before pouring the wax, make sure to prepare the container by spraying it lightly with a cooking spray.
  • Be sure to allow the candle to cool completely before attempting to remove it from the container.
  • Adding color and glitter to wax candles can be done by mixing a few drops of gel colorant with the wax.


Making gel wax candles without cup is an easy process that can be done in just a few simple steps. With this technique, you can create long-lasting, highly fragrant, and reusable candles with very little effort!

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