Basic Candle-Making Kit Guide (2019)
EDIT: We have made changes to our candle-making kit since we published this. We have switched to a new wax supplier. Based on tests we've conducted, the same formula works.
See the new video for candle-making here.
If you're one of those DIY enthusiasts, chances are you've already considered making candles.
Our basic candle making kit is perfect for beginners, like me, who want to explore the world of candle-making. I have tried and tested this formula and I could say it works well for newbies - the process and formulation is simple, yet it does the job.
In this video, we show you how to make 1 candle* from our basic candle making kit from 2019.
The kit includes:
200g Soy wax for container candles
200g Beeswax for candles
4 x glue dots
4 x candle wick holders
8 x candle wicks
4 x 100g aluminum jars (2 plain, 2 light gold)
1 x 600ml stainless steel double boiler pot
*This kit makes 4 candles.
You will need to provide the following:
Candle dye chip*
Thermometer (infrared or candy thermometer)
Digital / weighing scale
Here are the steps to make 1 candle using our kit. (1 jar holds 100g of wax)
Step 1: Measure 50g of soy wax and beeswax and melt over low-medium heat (not more than 90 degrees celsius). You can use an electric burner, like the one in the video, or you can place the pot over boiling water. Set aside.
Step 2: Secure the wick in the center of the container using a glue dot and wick holder.
Step 3: Once the waxes have fully melted, add your colorant and mix well to incorporate.
Step 4: Let the waxes cool down to ~65°C (~148°F) before adding your fragrance oil.
Step 5: Mix in the fragrance oil thoroughly to ensure that it is well incorporated and to avoid separation.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into the container and set aside to solidify.
Step 7: Trim the wick, leaving at least 1cm from the surface.
Make sure to wait until the candle has cooled and solidified completely before trimming the wick.
You can use a heat gun to make the surface smoother.