How to make your own luxury candles

A definitive guide to refill your candle container in easy steps

One thing candle-making has taught me is that making great burning candles was not so easy, but not anymore! Anyone with just a slight idea of what they’re doing can create amazing candles with the Refill My Candles Kits.   We provide great tools and simple steps to craft the most beautiful candle you’ve ever made.  Here is a brief rundown of the steps so you can see just how simple it is to do with our specially selected ingredients. 

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Step 1: Measure

The first step is to measure the dimensions of the container you’re going to make the candle in. You need two metrics; the diameter of the container and its volume. If you don’t have a measuring container, you can use the measuring jug in the candle-making kit.

Step 2: Do Some Math

The next step is to understand the quantity of wax required. For this, you can multiply the volume of the container by 0.77. The result will be the grams of wax flakes you need to fill out the container. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding a calculator, we tucked in a neat little chart in the box that does the math for you.

Step 3: Cook the Wax

Now that you have the right amount of wax ready put the container in the microwave at full heat for four minutes or until the wax has a lovely golden-brown color. Once ready, place your wood wick into the center of your container.

Step 4: Add the Scents

This is where you make your candles extra special! Pour in your scent and stir the wax for a few minutes allowing the fragrance to set in completely. If you don’t stir, the candle won’t have a consistent smell throughout its life.

Step 5: Let it Sit

At this point, you have to pour hot wax between the wick and the edge of the container. Then, leave the container as it is for a bit and give it enough time to cool off. You can leave the candle there overnight for a good finish.

Step 6: Fire it Up

Now that your candle is ready, cut the wick about a centimeter above the candle top. It’s recommended to light it up a few times to make sure the wax can travel up the wick. The first time you light the candle, you should let it sit there for at least 2 hours, so the wax has a chance to melt from edge to edge. Doing so will ensure that you can get a good burn throughout the life of the candle.

And that is it! You’ve created the perfect candle that not only smells and looks good, but it also burns amazingly well for such a long time!

3 x 250ml jars filled