The Process of Candlemaking

The Process of Candlemaking




The process of candle making involves several steps, including:


  1. Preparing the materials: This includes gathering the necessary supplies, such as soy wax, wicks, fragrance oils, dyes, and any other ingredients you plan to use.

     2. Melting the wax: The wax is melted using a double boiler or a dedicated              candle-making pot. The melting point of soy wax is typically around 120-              125 °F. 

  1. Adding fragrance and color: Once the wax has melted, fragrance oils and dyes are added and mixed thoroughly. The amount of fragrance oil used is typically around 1 ounce per pound of wax. 
  1. Pouring the wax: The wax is poured into the candle molds or containers. The molds or containers should be preheated to help the wax set faster and reduce the risk of cracking. 
  1. Adding the wick: The wick is placed in the center of the mold or container and held in place with a wick sustainer or wick bar. 
  1. Cooling and setting: The candles are left to cool and set for several hours or overnight. The time it takes for the candles to set will depend on the size and shape of the candle. 
  1. Finishing the candles: Once the candles have set, they are removed from the molds or containers and trimmed to the desired length. 
  1. Testing and packaging: The candles are tested to ensure they burn properly and then packaged for sale.


Candle making is a fun and rewarding hobby, but it can also be turned into a profitable business. With the right knowledge, tools, and materials, you can create high-quality candles that are both beautiful and fragrant.

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