Candle Making Kits
Guide to making your candles

Hello and welcome to your candle making kit guide.

Safety First!

Follow these simple steps to make your very own candles at home in a safe and controlled way. Please be aware that wax and candle containers can become very hot when making candles. Concentrated fragrance oil can irritate the skin, if on skin please make sure to wash with plenty of soap and water. Do not ingest any ingredient from your candle making kit, fragrance oil and wax are NOT edible. We ask that you make sure to exercise caution at all times and to make sure children are supervised at all times by a responsible adult over 18 years old. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our team on info@theyorkshirecandleco.co.uk and we will be more than happy to help in any way that we can.

Step One

The first thing to do is to take out all of the pieces included in your candle making kit and familiarise yourself with them. In this kit you have everything you need to produce two large tin candles, except a 1 litre microwave safe measuring jug which will be used for melting wax and mixing fragrance and a microwave which we will use to melt your candle wax.

Step Two

Use the stickum’s to attached your wick firmly to the tin. Make sure to place the wick as central as possible in the tin before sticking it down firmly. The more central your wick is then the more evenly your candle will burn creating a nice central point to the melt pool.

Step Three

Secure the wick in place when with your wooden wick support. There are three included in the kit, two are to be used to hold your wicks in place and the third will be used the thoroughly mix your fragrance with you melted wax at a later stage.

Place each candle wick through the central hold in the wick support and push the extended wick to one side. This will hold your candle wick in place when your melted wax in poured into the tin.

Step Four

Put your wax into your microwave safe measuring jug. While your wax is solid it takes up more space than when it is melted. As the wax melts it will create approximately 400ml of liquid wax.

Place your microwave safe jug into your into your microwave and microwave for between 3 and 4 minutes. If your wax is left in your microwave for too long it will become very hot, please use extra caution when handling hot wax.

Check your wax once per minute to ensure it is melting but that it doesn’t become too hot. Ideally you would like to have a small golf ball size of wax in the bottom of your measuring jug and the rest of the wax should be liquid. This is the ideal point to take your wax out of the microwave. Your wax should be at around 65 degrees Celsius, you don’t need to measure the temperature if you have taken your wax out of the microwave at this point.

Give the wax a stir with your third wooden wick support to encourage the small ball of wax to melt.

Step Five

Take your fragrance oil and pour all of the fragrance into your melted wax. Make sure to mix the fragrance oil well with the soy wax, use the spare wooden wick support to mix the fragrance and wax together and do this gently so you create as few air bubbles in the wax as possible.

Please use caution when handling Fragrance Oil, do not to get fragrance oil on your hands. If you do get fragrance oil on your hands make sure to wash them with plenty of soap and water. Do not ingest any Fragrance oil. Fragrance oil can cause skin irritation.

Step Six

Before pouring your candles it is important to make sure that your candle tins are on a heat proof surface as the tins can become very hot when they are filled with wax.

Pour each of your candles with a stead and consistent stream of wax. Each candle should be filled to just below the ridged line inside the tin.

Make sure that your tins are on a level surface where they are able to be left to stand and cool for 24 hours. Do not move your candles after they have been poured.

Step Seven

Make sure to allow your candles to cool and solidify completely before moving on. We recommend at least 24 hours for cooling and setting.

Step Eight

Trim each of your candles wicks to around 5mm in length.

This is the ideal length for your candle wick to be when it is lit. it will be long enough to draw enough wax into the wick to sustain the burn rate and temperature needed to melt all of the wax in the candle and burn correctly.

Step Nine

Enjoy your candles.

We recommend burning your candles for 3 to 4 hours at a time, this allows the candle long enough to melt all of the surface wax creating an even burn and ideal melt pool.

If you do have any questions about your candle making kit or you need any assistance please do get in touch by email info@theyorkshirecandleco.co.uk or by phone on 0114 3272323 and we will be more than happy to assist in any way that we can.



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