How to choose the right candle making kit

MakingYourOwnCandles offers a range of candle making kits – how do you choose which one to buy?

Here are a few questions that might help you decide:

1: Do you want a great general introduction to candle making?

If so, our Professional Candle Making kits are a good choice. With these kits you can make 10 “votive” sized candles with a 15 hour burn time. What’s a “votive” – it’s a candle often used in churches (hence the name), somewhat similar to 4-5 tealights stacked on top of each other. Looked at another way, they’re like mini-pillar candles. By using a Pro kit, you get 10 scented, coloured candles and you get to develop your skills using moulds.

Alternatively, our Flower Tart Candle Making Kit allows you to make 25 delightful flower shaped candles.


2: Are you interested in making container candles?

We have a range of container candle making kits: including mini jam-jars, plain glass and “supply your own” kits where you can use any heat-proof and non-flammable container. Container candles are a little simpler than moulded candles and the containers can be reused. Container candles can include scent and dye.

3: Do you want to make LOTS of candles? Do you want to make them for the lowest possible cost per candle?

Our bulk candle making kits have proven extremely popular since we introduced them in 2010. These kits allow you to make up to 40 container candles either using the glass containers we supply or you can provide your own. Tea cups, mugs, jars and tins make excellent containers and all our kits contain complete instructions.

4: Do you want the easiest to make candles? Kid safe?

Then choose our Beeswax candle kit. This kit includes pure beeswax sheets made in the UK which you simply roll up tightly around a wick and decorate.

5: Do you want to make Pillar Candles?

We have an easy to use pillar candle kit that creates candles that are 4 inches wide by 6 inches high. The kit uses eco-soya wax which gives a lovely lustrous finish and burns beautifully. Perfect for the mantelpiece.

6: Do you want to treat yourself or someone else?

Our Deluxe Candle Making Kits are the ultimate candle making experience. They include everything from the professional kit plus extra bits and pieces including a thermometer, extra scent and dye and containers. It doesn’t get better than that!

7: How about experimenting?

We have a range of projects you can try, from child-friendly hair dryer candle making (!) to wax applique techniques – the ingredients are listed in each project. If you want to make a candle using a home made mould, or by pouring into your own containers, you’ll find everything you need at


4 comments on “How to choose the right candle making kit
  1. peter says:

    Hello i am looking to purchase for personal use a candle kit to help me make garden candles, about two feet long and about two inches in diameter. is this possible they also need to be white.

  2. Peta says:

    Hi Peter,

    We don’t have a kit to make this type of candle I’m afraid. I suspect that the ones you buy in the supermarkets and garden centres have been made using the dipping method, in very large dip pans!

    Kind regards


  3. maggie says:

    I have lots of old candle pieces which I am looking to recycle, how do i know what type of wax they are? can you also advise if the moulds need to be coated with anything for ease of removal of candle once set?

  4. Peta Partner says:

    It is very difficult to distinguish between paraffin wax and eco soya in a finished candle Maggie. You can certainly have a go at recycling your stubs though – there are features on our blog on this very subject!

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