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5 Key Tips for New Candle Makers

Updated on March 4, 2017

New to Candle Making

Making your own candles can be a great new hobby or business to take on. However, many new candle makers dive right in without really knowing what they are getting into. The 5 points listed below should help anyone new to candle making have the right expectations on what to do, as well as give a foundation of where to start.

  1. It is not going to be cheap. Making candles is somewhat of a chemistry process. It requires a lot of testing to learn about how the various waxes, wicks, and fragrance oils work together. The testing process alone can run well over a $1,000 and take several months or more to get right.
  2. Keep detailed notes. Take notes and keep track of as many details as possible. This includes not only the particulars supplies used, but also details such as pouring temperatures, room temperatures, etc. Changing ever a small variable can have a significant impact on the final outcome of finished candles.
  3. Do your research. Take the time to learn about the various waxes, wicks, and other supplies you will need to make candles. While you do not need to know every detail before you get started, there are some things you should know before beginning, such as the type of wax you want to go with. While there are numerous internet articles on candle making, here is a website to start with:
  4. Keep it simple. Once you have done preliminary research, find a wax and wick combination you want to try and stick with that to begin with. Trying to test every wax and wick combination on the market would make the learning curve far more difficult. Start simple and get some knowledge under your belt. Once you have the basics down, you can then begin to venture out into other waxes and learn how they work differently.
  5. Have fun. In the beginning, chances are you are going to have mistake candles. However, don't view this as a negative and get frustrated. Mistake candles will be your best learning moments and teach you how the process of candle making works. Just relax and enjoy your new hobby knowing that it will get easier with practice and time.

Hopefully the points listed above will help get you started in making your own candles. Whether you are making candles for yourself, family or friends, or the beginning of a new business venture, pace yourself and enjoy your new hobby.

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