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New To Candle Making

We highly recommend trying one of our kits if you have never made candles. It will walk you through the process and comes with almost everything you need (other than the stove top and stirring utensils). Detailed instructions are included!

Find our kits by clicking HERE.

Candle Making Kit Picture

If you decide to start on your own, a great starting place is to consider these items:

  • Decide if you'll be making pillar (free-standing) or container candles. You'll need to know this first because you'll need to use wax formulated for either pillar or container candles.
  • For paraffin pillar candles, we recommend ProBlend 450. For soy pillar candles, we recommend Ecosoya PillarBlend.
  • There are many varieties of container waxes, so the next step is to determine if you prefer soy or paraffin. CLICK HERE TO COMPARE
  • For simplicity and reference, our current top selling paraffin container wax is ProBlend 400 and top selling soy container wax is GW 464.

Which wicks should I use?

  • We recommend starting with ECO wicks for soy wax and HTP for paraffin wax. 
  • One of the most important things to consider is your wick SIZE. Measure the width of your jars or candle molds, and consider how many additives you want add (such as fragrance and dye). 
  • You can then reference our online wick guide to match up wick size and jar width. CLICK HERE FOR WICK GUIDE

Here are some examples of what we might recommend to a customer needing wick suggestions*:

Wick Type and Sizes To Test

Jar Width

Type of Wax

Additives

ECO-6, ECO-8

2.5”

Soy container wax

Fragrance only

ECO-6, ECO-8, ECO-10

2.5”

Soy container wax

Fragrance and dye

 

HTP-83, HTP-93

2.5”

Paraffin container wax

Fragrance only

HTP-83, HTP-93, HTP-104

2.5”

Paraffin container wax

Fragrance and dye

 

ECO-1, ECO-2

1” / tealight candles

Soy or paraffin

Fragrance and dye

 

ECO-14, ECO-16, CD-22 or double wick with ECO-4 or ECO-6

3.75 – 4”

Soy container wax

Fragrance and dye

HTP 1212, HTP 1312 or double wick with HTP-73 or HTP-83

3.75 – 4”

Paraffin container wax

Fragrance and dye

 *The important thing to note about choosing wick type and size is that it will all depend on your unique candle recipe (wax blend, additives and jar width). PLEASE NOTE, THE ONLY WAY TO FIND THE IDEAL WICK IS TO TEST 2-3 SIZES FOR EACH RECIPE VARIANCE. For example, you may have found that an ECO-6 works perfectly in a 2.5 inch wide jar with GW 464 and "Clean Air" fragrance oil (not a recipe, simply an example). If you change ONLY the fragrance in this example, you may need to wick up to an ECO-8 or even an ECO-10. Most people who sell their candles professionally invest a lot of time and effort testing their recipes to ensure that they are selling a quality product that will burn properly. Skipping out on testing your candle recipes can result in poor products. 

We suggest you explore more topics in candle making. To access more educational information, please CLICK HERE FOR THE CLASSROOM.