How to Make Homemade Scented Candles: Step-by Step Tutorial

Because you’re adding the scent yourself, you can even customize how your candle smells by mixing different oils together. Keep reading, and we’ll walk you through just how easy it is to make a scented candle and recommend the best fragrances to use. Adding fragrance oils at a higher temperature, the heat from the melted wax may dissipate the aroma molecules directly.

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Once the candle is cured, you’ll also need to trim its wick so that it’s about a quarter of an inch long. If you’re using a mold, pull the wick through the small hole at the bottom and bring it up to the top of the mold so that there are a few extra inches ready at the top. On the other hand, if you purchased your beeswax from a commercial retailer, you can skip this step! Commercially sold beeswax is generally already clean, so impurities probably won’t be an issue. However, once you use it to melt beeswax, it’ll be almost impossible to fully clean it and use it for another purpose.

Simply enter your container size, how many containers you have and what fragrance oil load you want and it will do all of the calculations for you. Now that the candles are completely cool you can trim the wicks. Normal length is about 1/4 of an inch, however, I sometimes trim them to about 3/8 or 5/16. It is better to leave the customer or the person you are giving the candle to a little too much rather than not enough.

What Candle Making Supplies You’ll Need to Make Scented Candles at Home?

Though fragrance oils from big brands are not always the best fragrance oils, the average quality should be higher than those from small manufacturers. The fragrance oils may be a little more expensive, but you can usually have a stronger smell with fewer drops. If you’re burning a small diameter candle in a relatively big room, you can’t have a strong smell, too. To fill a big room with fragrances takes a much longer time and requires more aroma molecules. But a small candle can release limited fragrances. Most candle makers know that hand-poured candles need to be cured before lighting. However, they don’t clearly know how much time is required to allow candles to be cured completely.

Can I Make Candles With Essential Oils?

You can get melting pots in a few different sizes. The size you choose will depend on how large of a batch of candles you want to make at once. The hardest part about making candles is making sure you have the right container, wick, and fragrance oil. You can overcome this by buying a candle making kit with everything included.

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The rest of the time is spent setting up everything and cleaning up afterward. Just take your time and get everything ready and follow the directions. I suggest you use a jewelers scale for measuring your fragrance oils. If you are measuring fragrance oil for only one or two candles the amount is going to be very small. It will be only a few grams, and most kitchen scales struggle measuring amounts that low accurately.

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