Make your own candles from home very easily! You’ll save money over buying them and can customize candle scents and colors to your taste or home decor. Once you learn the method, you’ll improve your speed and technique quickly. Making candles at home can also be a great side business, hobby or source of gifts for friends and family.
6A good rule of thumb is to add 1 to 1.5 ounces of fragrance per pound of wax.Never leave wax unattended on the stove as it is combustible.
Melt wax in a double boiler or wax melter. Keep a candy thermometer clipped to the side and stir wax gently with a wooden spoon or chopstick. When wax is fully melted at the correct temperature (this varies according to the wax; soy is about 150 degrees Fahrenheit), remove from heat source.
Prepare your wicks and containers. Wicks should be cut about an inch or two taller than the height of your container or mold, and containers should be clean and dry. Pint- and quart-size mason jars are great options for jar candles.
Cool wax mixture slightly before adding the fragrance. Mix again to incorporate.