How To Start Candle Making

## How To Start Candle Making
Creating your own candles is a great way to make your home look and smell great, while also giving you a fun and interesting hobby. Best of all, candle making is a relatively affordable venture and there are plenty of hobbyists available online to get you started. Here’s how to start candle making:

**1. Gather Supplies**
Before you start, you’ll need to gather the proper supplies for making candles. To make the simplest form of candle (a container candle), you’ll need the following:

* Candle wax
* An appropriate container
* Candle wicks
* Fragrance oil
* Coloring
* A thermometer
* A double boiler
* Something to stir the candle with

You may also want to purchase:



* Glue dots
* Wick bars
* A melting pot
* An embedding mold

If you’re looking to make more advanced candles (like poured or sculptured candles), you’ll also need such items as:

* Paraffin wax
* A melting pot
* Candle molds
* Wick pins

**2. Research Types of Candles**
Candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. To decide which type of candle to make, do some research online and see which type of candle interests you.

**3. Prepare Your Supplies**
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, read through the directions on the wax packages to ensure you’ve chosen the right materials. Next, prepare your wax by cutting it into small chunks and melting it in a double boiler.

**4. Add Color**
Once the wax is melted, you can add color. Candle making dye comes in liquid or block form, though liquid dyes are generally easier to use. Be sure to add the dye slowly, stirring as you go.

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**5. Add Scent**
When the wax has been colored you can add scent. Again, stir slowly as you add each drop. You may want to add more than one type of scent to create a unique combination.

**6. Insert Wick**
Once the scent has been mixed in properly, you can insert the wick into the melted wax. Poke the wick into the wax and secure it with a glue dot or a wick bar.

**7. Pour Wax Into Container**
Now it’s time to pour the heated wax into your container. Let the wax cool completely and then trim the wick to the desired length.

**8. Enjoy Your New Hobby**
And there you have it – you’ve just made your first candle! Now you can get creative and experiment with different colors, scents, and shapes to make all sorts of wonderful candles.

From wax melting and pouring to wick trimming, candle making is a great way to get creative and add a nice touch to your home. With just a little bit of practice, you’ll be a candle making master in no time!



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