How to make your candles at home

Candles are a simple yet elegant way to add a touch of warmth and ambience to any room. Whether you're

Published on Jan 27, 2023 07:19 PM IST 9 Photos

Making candles at home is a fun and rewarding hobby, and with a little bit of practice, you'll be able to create beautiful and unique candles that are perfect for any occasion. Plus, you'll save money and have the satisfaction of knowing you made them. You can also gift them to your loved ones as a token of love. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started on your candle-making journey.(Pixabay)

Gather your materials: To make your own candles, you'll need a few basic supplies such as wax, wick, fragrance, or essential oils, and candle-making equipment such as a double boiler or a crockpot, a thermometer, and wick stickers or wick holders. You can also use various types of containers like jars, tins, and molds to hold your candle.(Pinterest)

Choose your wax: There are many different types of wax available for candle making, including paraffin, soy, beeswax, and palm wax. Each type has its own properties, so it's important to choose the right wax for your project. For example, soy wax is eco-friendly, while beeswax is known for its long burn time and sweet honey scent. Paraffin wax is the most commonly used, it is easy to find and it is affordable.(Pexels)


Add fragrance or essential oils: To give your candle a pleasant scent, you can add fragrance oils or essential oils to your wax. Be sure to use high-quality oils that are specifically formulated for candle making, as some oils can cause the wax to discolor or not hold the scent properly.(Pinterest)

Melt your wax. Using a double boiler or a crockpot on low heat, melt your wax until it reaches a temperature of around 150-160 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a thermometer to check the temperature of your wax.(Pinterest)