How to make candles
Candle making instructions (as well as ingredients and equipment) can vary greatly according to the type of
candles you plan to make.
This website will provide information about all different types of candle making
Step 1: Decide which type candle you're going to make.
There are many types of candles to choose from, but the most common types are container
candles (a.k.a. jar candles).
The best types for beginners are:
- container candles
- tea lights
Container Candles & Tea Lights
If you're going to make container candles, you'll need some containers such as metal tins, or glass jars.
Be sure they're deemed safe for candle making because not all glass can handle that type of heat. However, mason
jars, or any that are made for canning will do just fine.
Votives and Pillar Candles
Votive candles and pillars require a candle making mold (sometimes spelled as "moulds" if
you're searching online).
Different types of wax (and wax blends) have different melt points (and flash points). So be sure to follow the
manufacturers instructions for melting your specific type of wax.
Again, I would recommend a candle making starter kit if
you're not sure which ingredients will work together, or which types of wax require additives, or which types of
fragrance will work in which types of wax.
You can have a real mess on your hands if you just haphazardly throw together a bunch of candle making
ingredients, and then melt and pour. So, be sure to follow the instructions.