How To Make Candles At Home Step By Step
Wondering how to make candles at home? This is a great way to add affordable home decorations to your kitchen and bath. You can decorate them to fit your unique style and the theme of your home. Candles are a great way to make your home smell amazing and increase its aesthetically pleasing qualities. We know how popular DIY projects are amongst home decor and home designers so we have put together a simple DIY candle guide to walk you through how to make a homemade candle step by step! Follow along with us!
Wax: You can either go with paraffin wax, beeswax, or soy wax
Fragrance: Essential oils of choice like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender etc.
Candle Dye: You can go with any color you’d like (consider using crayons)
Candle Containers: You can use Mason Jars
Candle Wicks: You can find these at most dollar stores near you
One Heat-Proof Container
A Pair Of Pencils Or Chopsticks
Now, let’s walk you through the process.
Step One – Measure The Amount of Wax
You want to begin by making sure that you have a nice and clean surface where you can work on. Make room by moving away any items on the flat surface where you will be working on and cover the area with paper towels or newspaper. Be extremely careful to not get the wax on anything, you can ensure this won’t happen by removing items from your space. You are going to want to take the wax and measure the right amount to fill the containers or mason jars. Double that amount and that will be the amount of wax that you will need to melt.
Step Two – Melting Candle Wax
Take the loose candle wax and pour it into the double boiler then allow the candle wax to melt for about 10 – 15 minutes while frequently stirring away.
Step Three – Add In The Candle Fragrance Oils
Once the candle wax is melted then you can grab your essential oil of choice and start to add it in. Do not add so much but only a few drops because the smell will be incredibly strong. A few drops are good enough.
Step Four – Attach The Candle Wick
Hang in there! You are almost there! You’ve made it this far! In this step, you are going to need to attach the candle wick to the bottom of the mason jar or the container. Attach the candle wick by simply dipping the wick into the melted wax and stick it to the very bottom of the container. Allow the wax to sit for 5 minutes until it hardens. You can also superglue it.
Step Five – Pour The Candle Wax
Let the candle wax cool down for some minutes before pouring it into the mason jar or container. The temperature of the wax must read 140 degrees before you should pour it. Slowly begin to pour the candle wax into the container. Make sure you are holding the wick in place while you do this so it does not move. You will want to leave a small bit of candle wax in the boiler to top off the candle later on.
Step Six – Securing The Candle Wick
Prevent the candle wick from swaying in the melted wax by securing it in place. You will want to grab two chopsticks or pencils and lay them across the top of your candle container or mason jar. Place the wick in between the pencils or chopsticks to hold it up securely until the wax solidifies. This could take about 4 hours.
Step Seven – Add-In more Candle Wax
The candle wick must be less than half of an inch long. Whenever the candle starts to flicker or has a tall flame you will want to trim down the wick.
Congratulations! You are now officially a candle maker! We hope you enjoyed this article. For more make sure to look through Kitchen And Bath!