This kit is great if you've never made a candle before, or if you've already made candles with my Complete Candle Making Kit and already have some of the equipment you need. This Candle Making DIY Kit makes two 8 oz. scented candles in amber glass jars with matte gold lids. It also includes candle labels, but you could of course make your own labels if you like.
This kit assumes that you already have a few items at home to make a candle. Many of these items are things you can find in your kitchen. If you are looking for a more comprehensive kit that includes a melting pitcher, a thermometer, wick bars, and a stirring spoon, check out my Complete Candle Making Kit.
Included in this Candle Making DIY Kit: 16 oz. Pouch of premium soy + beeswax blend long-burning wax (premium container wax, not meant for use with pillars) 2 - 8 oz. amber glass jars 2 - Matte gold lids 2 - Wicks 2 - Wicker stickers 2 - Warning label stickers (if you would like to gift these candles) 2 - Candle labels Fragrance oil of your choice Step-by-step instruction guide with pro tips along the way
Not Included in This Kit: Thermometer (needs to be able to read up to 185 degrees F) Melting pitcher (can be substituted with a pyrex measuring pitcher or even a small pot) Wick bars (popsicle sticks or chop sticks and a rubber band can be used instead) Stirring spoon (a metal table spoon would work here) Double boiler (using a large pot on the stove top that the melting pitcher fits into will work for this) Paper towels
Fragrance Options for This Kit: The Floor is Lava | Citrus + Sugar + Grapefruit Watch Out for Quicksand | Sandalwood + White Rose Let's Stay in Tonight | White Tea + Bergamot + Orange Peel Take the Day Off | White Birch + Eucalyptus Take Time for Yourself | Tomato Leaf + Ginger + White Tea Feel All the Feels | Tabac + Sandalwood
I may be a little addicted to candle making. I'm fascinated by it's history and by the ability to try new fragrances. While candle making techniques haven't changed much in the last century, the materials we use have improved. I've made hundreds of candles and ran dozens of test pours, and I can tell you that is really is all about the materials. If you use a different wax, you'll need a different wick. Add a fragrance, and change the wick again. You get the idea. All of the components work together for the best possible candle.
I choose my materials based on quality and performance. My premium soy + beeswax blend wax is long-burning and smooth. My soy comes from here in the US, and the addition of beeswax releases positive ions into the air as the candle burns. Beeswax also creates a candle that burns with a golden flame; less white than a standard soy candle.
My fragrance oils are all skin safe and 100% phthalate-free, paraben free, and my wax is paraffin free. Nothing in my candles requires a Prop 65 warning (unfortunately, this is not always the case with store bought scented candles). I only choose fragrance oils that are carcinogen, mutagen, and acute toxin-free, and they are all third-party verified for safety. These are higher standards than are currently required in the industry. I make these candles in my kitchen with my son, and these things are extremely important to me. And I know they are important to you, too.
Note: This kit includes a detailed instruction guide for use with these materials. These instructions may vary from other candle making instructions. For example, if you use a different wax, the recommended pour temperature might be different. If you explore other candle making kits in the future, I always recommend following the instructions given with each kit for best results.