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Candle Making Supplies

Candle Making Supplies

Professional, unique candles are just a few moments away with our growing selection of creative candle making supplies.

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Making your own candles is a great way to channel your creativity at home.

Candle making is relatively inexpensive, endlessly enjoyable, and can provide you with tons of personalised gifts for you and your loved ones.

Finding good quality supplies for candles isn't much of a challenge either - so long as you know just what kind of candle you're looking to create.

As with all DIY projects, there are a few handy tips to keep in mind before getting started, so we've detailed some of the basics on how to find the right candle making supplies below.

Dropper bottle with a drop coming out

What supplies do you need to make candles?

For those that have never made a candle before, it can be overwhelming seeing all the possible options out there. But no need to fear!

We've outlined the staples you'll find in most candle making kits, so you're free to experiment with any other added ingredients (like dyes or glitters) you'd like from there.

You will need:

  • A candle container
  • Candle wax - preferably soy wax flakes
  • Fragrance oils or essential oils of your choice
  • Candle wicks
  • Glue dots
  • A heat-proof glass bowl

Your candle container can be any size you'd like, but remember that the amount of wax and fragrance oil you add must be modified to accommodate this.

Your wax will need to be around twice the size of your container, and your wick length should be significantly taller than the rim.

If you're not sure how to best to measure the scents you want to use, you can check out our candle fragrance measuring guide.

How to make candles at home

When making candles, it's always important to follow a trusted recipe. If you're a complete beginner, our beginner's guide may be a good place to start.

If you're working with fragrance oils in particular, our fragrance oil candle making guide may suit you better. We'll be touching on some of the basics below.

  1. Place your wax flakes in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Leave it to sit until the wax has melted and then set aside for a minute.
  2. Take your chosen container and use a glue dot to place your wick inside. Try to attached it to the centre base as closely as you can.
  3. Use a wick holder, chopsticks, or a couple of pencils to help keep the wick straight.
  4. Going back to your wax, add the fragrance oils or essential oils of your choice.
  5. Take the melted wax and carefully pour it into your container.
  6. Wait 24 hours to allow the wax to cool, then snip off the wick to your desired length.
  7. Light your candle and enjoy!

Lit candle glowing in darkness

What's the difference between a fragrance oil and an essential oil?

Deciding between fragrance oils and essential oils for your candle is a question many hobbyists continually face.

The primary difference between both oil types is that fragrance oils are synthetic, while essential oils are natural. Both can be used in candles, and both have their own advantages.

Most crafters, however, prefer the stability that a fragrance oil provides them with. Fragrance oils are more often than not designed for candle making specifically, meaning they tend to carry a better scent throw and are easier to work with.

They also offer aromas that have more personality than their natural counterparts. That being said, fragrance oils do not have the aromatherapy benefits that essential oils provide.

Find out more about the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils.

Can I buy candle making supplies wholesale?

Interested in wholesale candle making supplies? Candle making offers a wealth of possibilities for customisation and creativity. Each time you make one, you can change up the scent, colour, or even the shape to feed your mind with new opportunities.

If you're a business owner looking for wholesale candle supplies, you can fill in our wholesale form to learn more about what we offer.

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