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Learn how to make candles!

New to candle making? You're in the right place! Use our easy-to-follow candle making guides, tutorials, and recipes to learn how you can make your own scented candles.

Making your own candles is as much of an art as a science. With different types of candles like pillars, container candles, and even wax melts to make, you can experiment at home with candle making and experience hours of creative enjoyment!

But before getting started, you may be wondering what candle making involves. The basic steps to make candles are:

  • Melt the wax
  • Stir in scent (fragrance oil or essential oil) and dyes
  • Wick your candle containers or molds
  • Pour the wax mixture and the candle jars or molds
  • Let the candles cool, set, and cure
  • Light and enjoy!

So, does creating DIY candles sound like something you want to try? While the steps above are a simple overview, keep scrolling to discover more candle making tutorials and instructional videos below. They will take you in-depth so you can master the techniques to make exceptional candles!

Candle making instructions

Candle making articles and resources

Become familiar with the components and terminology used in candle making.

Candle wax lab notes

Learn about processes, wax performance, aesthetics, and more in our detailed wax lab notes so you can have great success with your next candle project.

Behind the scents

Get an insider look at our fragrance oil revisions and launches.