Candle Making Kits: the Easy Way to Get Started

Candle Making KitOne 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.

Click here to see this Candle Making Kit.

Complete Soy Candle KitAnother 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.

Click here for the Complete Soy Candle Starter Kit.

Soy Candle Making KitIf 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.

Click here for the Soy Candle Making Kit.

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.

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3 Responses to Candle Making Kits: the Easy Way to Get Started

  1. Making Candles is very easy, I think anyone can get help from experience Candle Makers, although they are not going to be perfect the first time around, it takes time, trialand error, Really e-books are not needed, you can use that money to buy Supplies.
    Make sure you get High Quality Supplies, I recommend Peak Candle Supply.( Google It) & there are a Ton More, google candle Supplies.
    Join forums that’s for Candle Makers where you can ask questions and Get help right then and there. Things you will need: Figure out what type wax you want to use? Soy Preferably to me, Buy you wax, start off with 10lbs, 50lbs or 200lbs, you will need wax, & the Most important thing that everyone seems to forget to mention, make sure when you consider what size of jars/Containers you will be using, make sure you get the Proper size wick, this is important, your wick size should be for the diameter of the jar you are using ( The Top of the jar) Most Suppliers has that width there so you know what size wicks to buy, this is so your Candle Burns even, put off it’s scent and leaves no wax or residue in the Jar, Burn clean all the way down. One Wick does not fit (ALL) & work with every jar, such as style, size etc, you Will need different size wicks for different styled & size jars,Buy High quality fragrance oils so your candles don’t smell cheap, Or Consider using essential oils which is more trial and error but worth it. There is so much to learn and such fun things to do when making Candles, I have been making them since 2008, Feel free to visit my Shop on Etsy and Join The Candle Makers Guide, a Private Social Forum for Candle Makers & Soap Makers, Be Prepared to Pay a Low Membership Fee, but totally worth it, Candle Makers are there that have been making Candles for more than 15 years.

    http://www.candlemakersguide.ning.com

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TonHandmadeSoyCandle

    Thanks :)

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your informative comment, but I have to disagree with you on one point. For someone completely new to candle making, all of the options and choices can be overwhelming. And, as you point out, some of the decisions you make (like the wick) have a definite impact on the final product. When I got started I really liked the clear, sequential instructions in the e-book, The Secrets to Successful Candle Making. After that I was free to experiment, but it gave me the basic information I needed to be successful right away and therefore not waste materials.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Wow… knowing what is needed and where to go for supplies sure makes it easy to get started!

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