How To Make Candles

Here's a beginners guide on how to make candles, the tools and ingredients you need and how you can become a professional candle maker in no time!

Candle Tools


Melt Wax

Melt wax in a double boiler over low heat until all wax has melted. Then remove from heat immediately.

Attach Wick to Jar

Attach wick to middle of jar using a wick glue dot, blue tack or double sided tape. Make sure wick is in the center of the jar.

TIP: For soywax and plant wax we recommend Eco-wick range.

Add Colorant

Add a few drops of liquid pigment or a pinch of powdered candle dye. Make sure the dye is wax proof and suitable for candle making. Stir to blend. Add more dye to your liking however too much wax can inhibit the candle burn.

Add Fragrance

Once melted wax is off the stove, add in fragrance oil at 8% to 10%. Stir well then pour into jar.

Add fragrance when the wax temperature is lower than 60 degrees celsius.

Allow Cooling Time

Allow candle to cool for up to 48 hours before lighting up. This allows time for the wax to blend well with the colorants and fragrance.

Basic Candle Ingredients

Candle making is easy. All you need are less than 5 ingredients to get started.


Candle Ingredients


A good candle needs to burn from a good wax. The most popular waxes are Soy Wax, Palm Wax, Beeswax, Paraffin Wax and Gel Wax.

For first time candle makers we recommend you use Perfect Pour Soy Wax for easy candle making.

A good quality candle wax burns longer, cleaner, is biodegradable and sustainable. Choose your wax wisely for optimum candle burning.

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Candle Ingredients


Fragrances gift candles their unique character and this is where all the fun is.

Blend your own signature fragrance with safe, non-toxic fragrances imported from UK, France and unique Asian flavors from Thailand. Handpicked by our inhouse certified Aromatherapist.

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Concentrated Candle Dye - Pink - 1g



All our dyes and pigments are approved safe for candle making. These dyes are non-toxic, fumeless and sootless during burn. Colorants are available in powder or liquid form. These pigments are highly concentrated . A little pinch goes a long way.

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Our wicks are designed to burn steadily for hours. They are safe, non-toxic and recommended by candle makers worldwide.

Pick a wick that suits the diameter of your candle jar and the type of wax you use.

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A beautiful candle deserves a beautiful jar. Our classic candle jars are fire-proof, safe and can withstand high heat. Select from our range of glass, tin or ceramic jars to make your own unique candle.

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Getting the right tools makes your candle making journey seamless and efficient. As candlemakers ourselves we have used, tried and tested all our tools before they hit our shelves.

We recommend these must have tools:

- Melting pot / Double boiler

- Thermometer

- Measuring scale

- Measuring beakers

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This final touch is optional. Botanicals, glitters, crystals and gems add a delightful surprise to your handmade candles. Get creative with decorations but always keep safety in mind.

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  • Customization

    Make candles that suit your needs or the style that you want. Choose unique shapes, form your own scent profile, and tailor make your candle according to what you want. Set a theme and the candles will follow!

  • Quality Ingredients

    You decide what you want in your candle. You get to choose the level of quality you need. And rest assured you get to handpick materials that are non-toxic and safe for your home and usage.

  • Cost

    Candles are expensive luxury items (we are talking about the good quality ones of course) but did you know that natural wax candles may be expensive to purchase but affordable to make. This is why candle making is such a lucrative business.

Easy Beginner Candle Kits

Start your candle making journey with this easy candle making kit or join our workshop to explore more with guidance at our outlet.

  • Li Chiang Sia ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Bought it for teacher’s day gift. It’s easy to make, I just need to handle the hot wax and my 8yo can do the rest by himself. Great gift!

  • mj leong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Bought this kit and attended the express workshop with a friend, worth it. Great ambience with a good instructor.

  • Chika N. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    I've enjoyed making candles for the first time. Great kit!


For a creamy milky white candle look, choose soy wax. For a crystallised look, choose palm wax. For premium, air purifying qualities, choose beeswax.

It is recommended to add your fragrance oils into your waxes below 60°C.

To determine the color intensity of a candle dye, test with small batches of tea light candles first or dap on a white paper to check.

3 factors to consider when choosing a wick : type of wax, fragrance load and container diameter.

If you want your candle to burn evenly and last as long as possible, do this: On the first burn, let the candle burn until the top layer of wax has melted all the way to the edges of the jar.

Unsure about how to make a candle? Join our candle making experience workshop happening daily at our center in Centrepoint