Homemade candle

Homemade candle

Making homemade candles can be a fun and rewarding activity. Here are the basic steps to make a simple candle at home:


  • Wax (such as soy wax, beeswax, or paraffin wax)
  • Candle wick
  • Container (such as a jar or tin)
  • Double boiler or a heat-safe container and a saucepan
  • Thermometer
  • Fragrance oil (optional)
  • Dye (optional)
  • Wick holder or pencil


  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler or a heat-safe container placed in a saucepan of simmering water. The wax should melt slowly and evenly, and the temperature should not exceed the wax’s flash point. The flash point for most waxes is around 200-220 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While the wax is melting, prepare the container by attaching the wick. Use a wick holder or pencil to keep the wick centered in the container.
  3. Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and add fragrance oil and/or dye, if desired. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Let the wax cool to the appropriate pouring temperature, which is typically around 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the manufacturer's instructions for the specific type of wax you are using.
  5. Carefully pour the wax into the prepared container, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at the top.
  6. Allow the candle to cool and harden completely, which can take several hours.
  7. Once the candle has cooled and hardened, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch.

Your homemade candle is now ready to be lit and enjoyed!

3rd Mar 2023

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