How to make candles in 5 easy steps! Okay, Okay, I know what you’re thinking… candle-making can be dangerous and is a bit intimidating. Hot wax is scary after all.
I promise, it’s a lot easier than people think and it’s actually a lot of fun. There are many variation for your candles as well, Doris + Lotte just launched a new collection of Rustic Candles — take a look!
If you decide candle-making is just too much for you to take on, you can also go buy some clean-burning rustic soy candles in my etsy store!
Step 1: Choose Your Materials
Choosing the materials for your candles is very important. What type of wax will you use? What type of container appeals most to you? Then the uber important — do you want your candles to be clean-burning or do you want to save costs with your materials.
You should first decide what type of wax you would like to use for your candles. You can use waxes like Paraffin wax and Gel Wax. Or you can use Soy Wax. Soy Wax candles burn more cleanly and allow for you to feel better about what you’re breathing in. My preference is Goldenwax Flaked Container Soy Wax 464, 500g, White. I highly suggest spending the extra money to invest in Soy Wax. Paraffin and Gel wax is derived from Petroleum and known to cause health issues.