How To Make Your Very Own Candle

February 21, 2023

How To Make Your Very Own Candle

Candles are such amazing household products and it’s very impressive to see how they’ve evolved from being household necessities to a lifestyle must-have.

A perfect way to explain this is with how customers pick and purchase candles.

Before, purchasing candles was as easy as 1,2,3 - you go to the store, you buy one, then you go.

Now, with the many varieties of candles it’s a matter of picking the right one by going through dozens and dozens of designs in a single aisle. Finding the right size, color, design, and most sought after scent.

But sometimes, you just have that specific preference and you can’t find it anywhere else, or maybe it’s no longer available in the market.

So what do you do?

You make one!

In this article we'll put a stop to your candle crisis and share with you, how you can make your very own candle.

What are candles?

Like we mentioned before, candles previously were a household necessity. Which is why according to Britannica, candles were one of the earliest inventions of man and was used primarily as a source of light during the early days when electricity was not yet discovered.

However, aside from being a necessity, candles also have a cultural significance in many parts of the world as they are also used in artistic and ceremonial events.

Nowadays, candles are also used by homeowners to create an ambient home and sometimes to improve its scent.

Candles on wooden base

Making your first candle

First of all, before we get started, you should take note that there are many different types of handmade candles. We’ll get into that detail for another time but here’s a quick round up of the different types of candle:

  • Votive candles
  • Container candles
  • Pillar candles
  • Dipped candles
  • Rolled candles

Now, don’t worry, we'll make sure to make each step as simple and easy to understand as possible. No pressure here!

Let’s get to the exciting part, shall we?

Tools and materials

Let’s kick things off with the tools and materials you’ll need:


  • Pot
  • Electric stove/ hot plate


  • Wax (use soy wax if you’re highly concern with having a clean air inside your home)
  • Wick
  • Fragrance (optional)
  • Color (optional)
  • Container
  • Skewer (a popsicle stick is a possible alternative for this item)

Candle with fruit and books

Get your wick in place 

First things first, put your wick into place.

Before putting in your wax mixture, make sure that your wick is the right place by placing it inside your container first. You may use clear glass so that it's easier for you to see the placement of your wick (plus, it’s eco-friendly!)

Heat up your wax

Place your pot on your electric stove or hot plate. Once the pot is hot enough, add in your wax and start melting. Once it’s melted, you can then add the fragrance and color of your choice into the mixture.

Transfer your wax in your container

Once everything is mixed, you can now move your mixture in your container. You’re probably wondering why we had the skewer or popsicle stick in the list of tools, this is where they come in.

As you carefully transfer you mix into the container, use the skewer or popsicle stick to keep your wick in place. Then slowly take it out once you’re done transferring.

Candle on table top view


That was easy and fun, wasn’t it? As you get more confident with your candle-making skills then you can also start getting creative and adventurous as you want.

Now you’re already one step closer to becoming a pro candle maker! 

Also, if you'd like to make your candle experience more exciting check out our collection of candle warmer lamps for a safer and much efficient aromatherapy experience!

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