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Making your own candles....? DIY

So my husband and I briefly talked about starting to make our own candles and of course why not sell some for an extra buck! BUT my dilemma is....how do I make a candle better and cheaper than whats already out there? We all know Yankee Candle is just ridiculously overpriced, but they smell sooooo good!
How do I make a candle smell soooo yummy and be way cheaper?
Do I add something different to make it stand out?
Do I make scents that are crazy and unheard of?

Help me guys, I kind of want this to work out because well I am a huge candle fanatic and would love some good smelling candles at home!! Any and all feedback would be appreciated! Thanks

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idealmike

Hmmm I remember when I used to make candles in school. We'd make simple ones from melted candle wax beads and dip the wick in and let it dry. Sometimes we'd use scents and stuff which were basically just powder that smelled like something. I think you can purchase these from various art and craft stores or even online as well. But being unique and coming up with new smells is a good idea. Although it has already been thought about and you can already buy candles that are scented in virtually every smell you can think off. I think these days you can even buy bacon scented candles and even cheese scented candles. Why people would want their home to smell like bacon and cheese is beyond me but people are people and they want them for all sorts of reasons.

One other thing I do remember is making the mold as well. Like we'd make a mold from this machine that we wanted the candle to be of. I remember making a Centaur one once (half man half horse) with a wick coming out of his head. And I remember making some castle candles as well they were cool. Literally just a castle with a couple wicks coming out the top. And my brother made this amazing dragon one once but we didn't want to light them!

Sort of very much like this except all made out of wax.
Making your own candles....? DIY

But yeah I think you can buy all sorts of scented candle wax online and then you can mix them together and experiment with them. These days people like quirky stuff that is weird so if you come up with a unique scent and can capture the scent of it in a candle and the candle itself looks good then people will buy it!

Example.
Making your own candles....? DIY
From these weird decorative candles.

Which are pretty cool and big sellers for Halloween! Making your own candles....? DIY




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ermini2

yea that is true Mike! i have seen some crazy smells before....

I just feel like you have to do something different these days because everyone has their own version of the same thing...

Thanks for sharing Mike! Im going to research some more and see if I can come up with something!!




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Lynne

I also did candle making at school and I loved it.

I think Mike has nailed this with suggestions and I was going to mention the hand one! I made one like that at school, not the one pulling a zap of course...

I think the best is like Mike said is not just to create a scented candle, you need to create something really different and unique. Make it a piece of art that they won't want to light it is so spectacular.

This type of thing will make amazing gifts.

Candles are not just for their smell, for me having a candle in the room makes the room so much better even if it is not lit.

You could also make candles that are used for repelling insects, so make Citronella candles and maybe make them in the shape of bugs... this might be a cool idea.




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ermini2

oh thats a really cool idea Lynne, living here in the north country, the bugs in the summer time is just horrible. Horrible to the point where I hardly go outside when its hot! we are surrounded by wooded areas so i think i really cool looking citronella candle would be an awesome idea!!!!
thank you guys so much, all this feedback really helps me!




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MusicMoguls

Lets make candles and sell them! So many people have kits online like this one below check it out!

https://www.dadant.com/catalog/a-m...78BGaBoCRPrw_wcB




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ermini2

im all for it because if it doesnt work out, guess whos got candles to burn? ME! LOL but like i said before i feel like if we dont do something way different that other people arent doing, then we wont make any money doing it.




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iamawriter

Since candle making is not a huge investment you can start by following what you get on the Net and then adding your own exclusive whatever. Why not? Keep that a secret for the time being and after your trial sale apply for a patent so that no one else does it but you.
There is a great demand for candles and so you will never have to struggle to get your customers. You can market them through eBay or Amazon
Good Luck!!




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ballyhara

My sister used to make candles some years ago. She was experimenting with her friend, and they did really nice ones. I remember they used old paper medicines boxes, some tape to close the lids, and they even added some colorants, dry flowers, laces, beads, to make them different. If I'm not wrong, they used essential oils for the scent, they mixed some like coconut and lemon, vanilla and honey, apple and cinnamon. Try these mixes and create some new ones, I'm pretty sure you will like the result.




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Heatman6190

I think I'm subscribing to this your post of seeking how to make your own candle. I believe being able to make your candle comes with lots of added advantage to the person in question. It would serve as a means of income to that person as such candles could be sold, it can also serve as a gift package to friends and family and such gifts are of great value.

Another reason why I am seriously interested in getting tips on how to make my own candle as you do is for another source of light. It's a common thing in developing countries to have inadequate power supply. There are some occasions when we can't see electricity light for more than 3 months, so in situations like this, those candles would really be handful and helpful in providing a great source of light.

So therefore, having said that, I am really looking forward to get from you guys also on how to make my own candles as it would be very important achievement to my portfolio.




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tophew

Hmm this is a great business indeed if it done right. for me i think you can try to make your own scent of candles smell. like the chemicals that you put into candles you can search it on google. and also for the cost of making candles you can just buy used candles with a cheap rate or even free and recycle the old candles, make a new one with your own style. because here in our country all melted candies goes back to the manufacturing there are a lot of people even kids who gets used candles for extra bucks. give it a try maybe one day you will be successful in this field.




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peachpurple

You can recycle old candles right? As for the scent, buy cheap ones online , I have not make any yet but I read that recycling works




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gelotologist

I think you can make your own cheap scented candles by buying them online for a cheap and decent price and also you can recycle old candles which are probably scented and then look for tutorials online or even on YouTube where there are bunch of videos that can totally help you building or making one. And also, my mom would totally love this scented candles, which are actually a good gift to her for Christmas.




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augusta

I learned about candle making in high school.My art and craft teacher was very talented when it comes to DIY stuff, we had learned so much from her.With candle one just need the candle wax, the wick, and scented oil and it is molded out.You can mix the scented oil which could be like 3-4 scent to have one's unique smell.




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fishbate

I use different kinds of flavorings and essential oils on my candles. The most popular is chocolate and bubble gum flavor. I purchase them online from different stores. I make candles together with the holder, i design the holders to make it more attractive, now depending on the design i kinda choose what kind of flavor fits to it.

I chose chocolate and vanilla flavors for this one....

Making your own candles....? DIY




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wallet

Well, I know that my wife made some candles from crayons of wax, she added aromatic oil and she made candles with a nice smell of flowers, it didn't cost too much and the look and smell are awesome.




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jaymish

I see where the price factor comes in. However I have a different opinion. I think people are tired of the mass made, products that we find in our department stores. if you think about it when you are trying to find a present for somebody especially something personal it's really hard to find something nice. I think if you can make with candles that are a bit more expensive I think it would be a good market , so long as they can make good gifts.




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