Make Your Own Candle: Recipe and Tips

Generally, it is very important to learn the tips and tricks of making a candle at home. A candle is a very simple and important thing. For some reasons, when you light one up you can probably feel like you were cited in a lap of pure luxury. However, below are some of the steps to help you make a candle. The supplies are readily available and they do not cost a lot. Candles are purposed mostly to lighten up your home and bring fragrance. Making one is a very fun project.




  • Wax flakes
  • Essential oils
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stove
  • Saucepan
  • Containers
  • Glass container
  • Chopsticks
  • Candle color
  • Pre-waxed candle wicks


Directions.  You will have to start by cleaning the glass container. Use the regular soap to clean them well.


  1. Setting wicks.  For you to set up the wicks in the container, you will need to place a metal piece on the bottom. You will then use the chopsticks for holding the wicks and tape ends of chopsticks.


  1. Measure wax flakes.  You will be required to measure the amount of wax flakes that you will need for each container. The rule is double amount of flakes to fill the container.


  1. Melting wax.  Put some water in your saucepan or the pot halfway. The wax flakes that you measured, place it in a glass container. Put that glass container inside the saucepan. Make sure the level of the water is slightly low. This will help in avoiding the water to splash inside wax flakes when it begins to boil. Minimize the heat and start to stir the wax flakes occasionally.


  1. Adding color.  This is an optional stage. You can choose to have the color or let your candle come out milky white. If you want to have the color, you can use the crayon or the color block. The degree of the color you use will reflect on the outcome. Just like a food color, a little amount will go a long way. You will have to melt your color together with the wax flakes.


  1. Adding scent.  The scent will totally depend on you. The scents like the essentials oils, you can find them in local stores. Make sure to read the instructions on the bottle. Do not use if you do not have any idea how to go about. You can consult the vendor or a friend who has used before. Buy the one that you can easily afford.


  1. Cooling the wax.  You can cool them for 24 hours. Generally, the more you let it cool you will get better results.


  • A paraffin candle will take about 24 hours to cool down.
  • Soy candles will take around 5 hours
  • The bee wax candle will take around 6 hours, you can still cool them overnight
  • If you used old candles in making a new one, you will require it to stand just for few hours. Make sure to remove the old wigs.