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How To Make Candles From Home

Updated on December 11, 2012

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How To Make Candles From Home

If you are looking for a fun and profitable hobby then learning how to make candles from home is an excellent plan.

Your artistic side will shine through as you make your own candles to enjoy at home, give them away as gifts, or sell them for some extra money.

Supplies Needed To Make Candles From Home

  • 1 Double Boiler
  • 1 Thermometer
  • 1 Pour pot
  • 1 Scale to weigh candle wax
  • 1 Hammer to break up wax
  • Candle making wax
  • Wax dye
  • Wicks
  • Fragrance oils
  • Jars for your candles

Instructions To Make Candles From Home

  1. Melt your wax in a double broiler and keep at a steady 170 degrees no more that 180 degrees. Clip your thermometer onto the side of your pot.Wax is highly flammable at high temperatures so be sure to check your wax temperature a lot.
  2. Clean your candle containers well. Put them on a cookie sheet and place them in the oven on the warm setting to get about 150 degrees. Also place your pour pot, can be just a glass measuring cup for pouring into the oven to heat.
  3. Once your wax melts and is at 170* add your candle dye. Stir together for a full 2 minutes.
  4. Check your temps again. If you are at 170* then add 1 oz of fragrance for each lb of wax you used. The fragrance will burnout of your wax at 200* so again watch your temps.
  5. Remove your candle holders from the oven.
  6. Feed your wick through a straw and place a dot of hot glue on the bottom of the wick. Use the straw to center the wick and stick the wick to the bottom of the candle jar.
  7. Stir your properly heated mix one more time for 29 seconds then use your heated pour pot, can just be a glass measuring cup, to pour the hot wax into your candle jars. Heating your pour pot keeps the wax from hardening on it.
  8. Take something like a popsicle stick and wrap the wick around it or drill a hole through it and and string the wick through the hole and hold in place with a clothes pin. Make sure the wick is pulled tight while the stick rests on the top of the jar. Also make sure the wick is centered in the jar.
  9. As the wax cools you will notice that the wax is sinking in the center of the candle. After 4 to 5 hours you will want to poke relief holes in your candle around your wick. Use a skewer and poke several holes around your wick.
  10. Make sure you keep enough wax for a second pour. When the candle is completely cooled and hardened, 6 to 16 hours depending on the size of your candle. If you do this too soon you will get another sink hole. Heat your wax to 180* and stir for at least 1 minute.
  11. Make sure your pour pot is heated up. Pour wax to fill up the sink hole and any air pockets that may have formed. Pour until it runs to the sides of your container and stop.
  12. Let cool and you are done. You have now created your first candle!
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Different Kinds Of Candles You Can Make From Home

The instructions for making candles from home above is for just one simple jar candle. You can get really creative with candle making by making layered candles, shaped candles, and more. Check out the different kinds of candles in the pictures below.

Learn To Make 17 Different Types Of Candles

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      Sharice 5 years ago from Rhode Island

      Great Hub! I never thought to warm the container that I was placing my candle in. When you think about it. It makes sense. Also there are pre-tabbed wicks you can buy that make adding/gluing down the wick easy. I also wrote a hub on my experience candle making...not so much a how to but some tips .