How to Make Candles at Home

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Learning How to Make Candles at Home is Rewarding

  • Making candles is a hobby that lets you unwind and sooth your senses
  • More than just a hobby – It’s an art form which allows individuality by creation of “signature” designs
  • It’s always a pièce de résistance , or so it seems to the maker
  • Learning how to make candles at home isn’t difficult
  • Remember  – there is no problem with re-melting the candle and starting over from scratch
  • Once your “make candles at home” project is completed and you see the results, you get a tremendous feeling of satisfaction
  • Candle making can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family

My sister Sarah’s ebook is a great place to start
Secrets to Successful Candle Making
…learn how to make candles at home and bond with the kids

Required Materials

Before you begin making candles gather a few basic materials:

  • Candle molds – can be bought at any craft shop
  • Paraffin wax – another basic requirement, it can be bought in blocks, granules or flakes…I prefer flakes.
  • Wicks for use with paraffin wax
  • Silicone spray when using metal molds
  • Double boiler
  • Oven mitts

It’s time to get started with your delightful candle creations.

The Candle Making Process

This video will walk you through a 10-step process for making votive candles:

My sister Sarah’s ebook is a great place to start
Secrets to Successful Candle Making
…learn how to make candles at home and beautify your home

Be Careful

Like any hobby there are potential dangers lurking:

  • Take precautions around open flames if you have a gas stove
  • When hot wax is involved, it can be dangerous, do not leave it unattended

Fantastic kits are available on how to make candles at home. Once you have mastered the basic kit, the next step is technique. A technique kit will help you in developing stunning candles!

You may also wish to investigate local candle making classes as a means of learning how to make candles at home.