how to get started making candles.

So you’re ready to give this candle making thing a try. Candle making is one of those funny things that seems really simple at first, then you go down a YouTube rabbithole and discover there is a whole world of science behind it! Don’t be scared, candle making is actually super easy and we are here to guide you through every step of the way. 

First, let’s chat through the basics… how to actually make a candle! How to make a wooden wick candle.

make a wooden wick candle. (video is super helpful!)

OK so once you’ve got the step by step down, let’s move onto the supplies you need. Making your own candles is way more affordable than purchasing them yourself, so if you stumbled on this article because you’re a candle addict (no shame here), you’re about to enter candle nirvana. 

We’ve got plenty of options, because candle makin’ is what we do! Pick your starting point from our kit options below, and you’ll be melting & pouring in no time.

diy candle kit

diy kits.

Best for creative fun-lovers. Comes with everything you need to make a few finished products! Our DIY kits are pre-measured and include handy-dandy instructions. No guesswork, all fun. DIY kits come in “makes 1” or “makes 2” sizes, so they are perfect for a little creative me time, or to do with a pal! Shop DIY Candle Kits and have some fun!

discovery kits.create your own kit image

Best for sampling a small(ish) quantity of components, ingredients or fragrances from our top categories. It’s a sample kit like no other! Purchase our wax, wick, and fragrance discovery kits to get started. Oh, and don’t forget to snag some vessels and our candle makers tool kit! Shop Discovery Kits!

starter kits.  

Best for beginners who want to dip their toes in a new hobby, side-hustle, or small business. Jam-packed full of ingredients to melt, mix, pour & play. Our Candle Starter Kit includes 75+ components and makes 24 candles, plus comes with the basic tools you need for all your future batches. Oh, and it comes with our super educationally awesome burn book, so you’ll be a candle making pro in no time. 

pro kits. 

Best for makers ready to dive all in on creating & experimenting in a new category of products. Our Pro Kit includes 150+ items, lots of enhancers for you to play around with, tools and of course, the burn book. 

money maker kit imagemoney maker kits.

Ever wanted a job that doesn’t feel like work? Includes everything you need to convert your passion into cold. hard. cash. Money Maker Kits are designed for anyone looking to turn a creative hobby into a side lucrative hustle. 

OK, maker (or soon to be, maker). Now that you’ve gotten the how-to’s and picked which kit is best for you, you’re ready to go! We can’t wait to see what you make.