Candle Making Instructions: How To Make Container Candles

Posted by Administrator on 6/1/2013 to How To

A word of warning before you begin – candle making is very addicting, so proceed with caution! :-)

How to Make Container Candles

Candle Making Supplies:


Candle Making Equipment:

  • Digital scale
  • double boiler (or old pan with water and melting/pouring pot
  • Candle making Thermometer(or candy thermometer)
  • measuring spoons
  • long handled spoon or whisk

How To Make Container Candles:

Melt wax in a double boiler over medium heat. As the wax melts, add dye. If you are using the dye chips, you may want to chop the chip up into small pieces to aid in melting. Stir to blend well.

Continue to heat wax to around 175°F until only a small chunk of wax remains. Remove from heat. While wax is cooling, attach wick sticker to the bottom of the wick tab, and adhere to the inside of container, centering the wick in the middle of the container. Allow wax to cool to 150°F .

Add 1 oz of fragrance oil per half pound (2 Tablespoons) - or 2 oz of fragrance (4 Tablespoons) per pound, and stir gently to blend. Carefully pour melted wax into container. Support the wick with a skewer or pencil, if necessary, and allow candle to cool completely. After the candle is completely cooled, trim the wick and let "cure" for at least 24 hours before burning.

CB-135 wax shouldn't need a second pour, but if you are unhappy with the surface/tops of your candles and want a smoother look, you may want to reserve a small amount of wax and pour again after the top is mostly cooled, or use a heat gun to smooth them out.

Please Note: If you are using the C-3 soy wax, reduce the amount of fragrance to 1 - 1.5 oz per pound of wax and add fragrance just before you pour.

Now, that wasn’t too difficult, was it? Hope you had fun!


Date 2/24/2015
Thanks for the clear concise information .very helpful Kind regards A moreton
Date 10/4/2015
erin mcclanahan
Good instructions, easy to understand!!

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