DIY Candle Making Kit

What You’ll Need:

• Stovetop/Burner

• Old pot or metal bowl (wax will be melted in this pot)

• Larger pot

• Stirring device

Thermometer (recommended) 


Step 1: Melt Wax

Create a double boiler. To do this, pour the wax into your old pot or metal bowl. Fill your larger pot with water and place your wax pot into the larger pot. Place on heat source and wait until wax is melted (ideal temperature is between 150 and 170 degrees - DO NOT HEAT ABOVE 170). 


Step 2: Pour Wax into Vessel

Pour the melted wax into the candle vessel leaving at least ½ inch room to the top of the jar (space for the wick and the lid). 


Step 3: Add Fragrance Oil

If you are using our 10oz jar kit, pour all of the oil into your jar. If you have our 2 6oz tin kit, distribute the oil evenly into the tins. Use your stirring device to stir the wax and fragrance oil mixture slowly for at least two minutes. 


Step 4: Add Wick

Straighten the wick with your fingers and then place the metal base into the vessel. If a clothes pin is provided, run the wick through the metal center hole and lay across the top of the vessel making sure the wick is centered and upright. Now let the candle harden! This will take at least one hour for jars and 45 minutes for tins.


You’re done! Enjoy your Kalamazoo Candle Company candle made by you!


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