How To Make Scented Pillar Candles

Scented candles make lovely gift items for family and friends or can make lovely decorations for your own personal home.  There are many places you can acquire this merchandise to include gift item shops, candle shops and online distributors.  These candles can be purchased either as individual pieces or by bulk in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and waxes.  Some popular scented candle models include scented pillar candles, taper candles, floating candles, tea light candles and custom scented candles for those special evening activities or events with your loved ones.

Another alternative to purchasing these candles is to learn how to make them yourself in the privacy of your own home.  Making pillar candles at home, for example, is relatively inexpensive and enables you to choose the exact size, color and scent of the product you desire as you will be making it from scratch.  Not everyone is capable of pursuing this venture on their own, but if you have a gift for arts and crafts, are willing to invest in the materials necessary to develop the skill and have a desire to learn, candle making can become a fun and entertaining hobby.  In addition, once you become more experienced you could consider transforming your hobby into a mini-home business and sell your beautiful products to others as gifts or for personal use to earn extra income for your family.

There are many excellent books, videos and candle making kits that teach the art of how to make beautiful homemade candles.  If you are a novice in this area, you may want to study the process carefully before beginning to become as knowledgeable as you can about the equipment needed to make the product, the materials used in construction, and any other details you feel necessary to make your venture a success.  Some of the basic materials you will need to buy to make handmade pillar candles include:  candle wax (paraffin wax is cheapest but not the best quality; other wax types are beeswax and soy); a metal pot with handle to melt the wax; wax thermometer; candle wick; candle color in either liquid, powder or chip form and candle molds. 

You can find these items in most hobby stores, certain department stores or through online retailers.  To construct scented candles you will need to purchase candle scent which can be found in either liquid form or solid form.  Liquid form scent lasts longer but is more difficult in the beginning to work with.  However, once you begin to make your candle pieces and experiment with the various types of materials involved and equipment, you will develop greater skill as well as preference as to what type of materials to use for your candle productions.

By following the how-to instructions provided in your candle making kit, book or video and diligently practicing your newfound skill you can soon master the art of candle making and be producing a large variety of lovely handmade scented pillar candles, jar candles, tapers and more that will benefit you in more ways than one.