How to Make Scented Candles

    If you haven’t tried making your own candles, you’re missing out! It’s a fun, rewarding activity that can save you money and relieve stress. It can be a fun craft for kids and can even be an environmentally friendly activity if you choose “green” materials such as soy wax.

    Learning how to make scented candles is easy and fun. To get started, you’ll need a few supplies, including wax (soy wax, paraffin wax, palm wax, or coconut wax), candle wicks, a glass bowl, a saucepan, moulds, candle jars, and scented oils.

    Getting Started

    When you have all your supplies, and you’re ready to begin, start by melting the wax in a double boiler. To create a double boiler, place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan. The pan should be about half-full of water. Boil the water and pour the wax flakes into the bowl; set the bowl on top of the pan containing boiling water. Stir the wax occasionally until it melts completely.

    While the wax is melting, you can prep your containers. Your wicks should have metal bases; dip these into the melted wax and stick onto the bottom of the container. When the wax dries, wrap its end around a skewer to keep it centred. Carefully pour melted wax into the container with the wick.

    At this point, you’ll want to add whatever ingredients you have chosen for scent. Natural, essential oils are a great choice; at Candle Supply, we offer these as part of a large range of scented oils. Follow product instructions to add the scent to your candles. There are so many scents and scent combinations available – you might choose bakery scents, light floral scents, cocktail scents, or any number of romantic, tropical, or fruity scents when you learn how to make scented candles.

    Let the candles set for at least 24 hours before lighting them. When the allotted time has passed, and the candles are ready to use, trim the wicks and enjoy. Homemade scented candles make terrific gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or anytime you want to give someone’s spirits a lift. You can also decorate the jars with items such as ribbons and cute labels. Don’t be surprised if you end up wanting to keep them all for yourself!

    Find Everything You Need to Make Scented Candles at Candle Supply Online

    At Candle Supply, you can browse our online store and find everything you need to make your very own scented candles at home, including waxes, premium fragrances, and other products. Our customer service staff is friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable about candle making. We strive to offer our products at fair prices, and we work to continually improve and add to our range of supplies and accessories. Learning how to make scented candles is so easy and fun, we think everyone should try it. It's our passion to provide excellent products along with top-notch customer service. Choose your own supplies to make customised candles and express your creative side with this exciting and therapeutic activity. Any questions? Just give us a call – we love helping our customers explore the art of candle making.