To get started with candle making, you will need the following basic supplies:
Wax: There are many types of wax that can be used for candle making, including soy wax, beeswax, and paraffin wax. Choose a wax that is appropriate for the type of candle you want to make.
In the Image: Soy Wax
In the Image: Candles made from Beeswax
Wicks: Wicks are the part of the candle that burns and provides light. There are many types of wicks available, and the best one for your candle will depend on the type of wax and the size of your candle.
Melting pot or double boiler: You will need a way to melt your wax, which can be done using a melting pot or double boiler. A melting pot is specifically designed for melting wax, while a double boiler can be used for a variety of cooking tasks and is useful if you don't have a melting pot.
Thermometer: A thermometer is useful for ensuring that the wax is heated to the correct temperature. You will need a thermometer that can measure temperatures between 145 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Molds or jars: You will need something to hold the wax as it cools and hardens. This can be a candle mold, a jar, or any other container that is heat-resistant and appropriate for the size and shape of your candle.
Fragrance or dye (optional): If you want to add fragrance or color to your candle, you will need to purchase these separately. Fragrance oils and candle dyes can be found at craft stores or online.
By gathering these basic supplies, you'll be ready to start making your own candles at home.