One of the easiest and fool-proof ways to get started is with a candle making kit. For the cost of the pouring pot alone you can get the pouring pot plus the candle making supplies needed to make your first few candles.
This kit is available through Amazon.com for $16.95 and will have you on your way in no time at all! Included are the pouring pot, a thermometer, one pound of wax, 3 votive cups, 9 wick assemblies, color and scent.
Another popular kit is the soy candle making kit. (More on the benefits of soy wax in a future post.) These kits are typically a little more expensive and do not include the pouring pot. Many people prefer working with soy, however, for a number of reasons. Soy wax is more environmentally friendly, soy candles burn longer than paraffin and you don’t need a double boiler. You can melt the wax directly on your heat source (usually your stove.)
This soy candle making kit at Amazon ($22.99) is a good starting place. It contains: 1 Bag of Soy Wax, 1 oz. of a fragrance of your choice (there is a drop down menu with a lot to choose from!), 1/2 oz. of Candle Color Dye, 2 glass containers, 2 wicks, 2 Wick Stickers, and complete instructions.
If you want a larger Soy Candle Making Kit ($49.99), this one includes: Instructional DVD, Instruction Sheet, Soy Wax, Jars, Pre-Tabbed Wicks, Drinking Straw, Drilled Wooden Wick Bars, Stirring Stick, Red, Yellow & Blue Dye Blocks, Scent, Burning Instruction Labels.
You can get the Pouring Pot also from Amazon for $9.99 (cheaper than at a craft store) and melt the wax directly in it.
So there you have it. Some options to get started the easy way with a candle making kit.