Kerzen selber machen, eine Anleitung

Make candles yourself, instructions

You have decided to pour your own container candles or grow your own standing candles. We think that's great! Because your own, self-poured candle opens all the doors to creative realization. You can experiment with a variety of candle wax colors, mix or layer them, and combine them with scented oils to create great scented candles. Should your candle have a cotton wick or even a beech wood wick ? No problem, there are hundreds, no, thousands of variations on how to make your own candles. The process of casting candles is very simple and only follows a few rules, which we would like to explain to you in these instructions.

What do I need to pour a candle?

To properly process the raw candle wax, you need a bowl or bowl in which the wax can melt. We recommend hanging a metal bowl in a cooking pot filled with water on a stovetop. The melting container then floats in the hot water and the candle wax melts and becomes liquid. It has to be that way so that it can ultimately be poured into a vessel or mold. Always keep an eye on the wax and stir it occasionally to help dissolve any lumps that form. With a wax thermometer you can keep a close eye on the temperature of the wax and know when it is getting too hot. Because: Candle wax also has a flash point and should therefore not get too hot.

Attention: do not extinguish burning wax with water, but remove it from the stove and cover it with a cloth and smother it.

You should think beforehand about how much wax you need, because the correct dosage of colors and fragrance oils is very important and prevents unsightly results. We have practical tools for determining the correct mixing ratios in our help area:

If you have everything together, know the right quantities and are full of energy, you can now get started. Here is a quick overview of what you need to make your first candles yourself:

In a nutshell, what you need to get started:

Step-by-step instructions

1) Prepare the water bath

Fill a pot with water and heat it on a stovetop. The pot should be filled enough that the melting bowl is in the water.

2) Melt the wax

Now add the amount of wax you need for your candles to the melting container. It will soon start to melt. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon to help break up any lumps. Control the temperature of the wax, it should not exceed the flash points of the additives (fragrance oil or candle dye).

3) Add color and fragrance oil

First add the candle color to the liquid wax and stir it in with a wooden spoon. Stir slowly and carefully for about 5 minutes. After a short time, the color has dissolved in the wax, but it is not yet evenly distributed throughout the wax. Therefore, stir in the color slowly for about 5 minutes.

Now add the fragrance oil and slowly stir it into the liquid candle wax.

4) Pour the candle

Now slowly pour the liquid candle wax into the container or candle mold. Make sure that the wick remains in the middle and correct its position if necessary.

Fill the vessel as much as you like.

5) Let the candle cool down

Place the cast candle in a place at room temperature and let the wax cool for at least 24 hours. Make sure that the molds are not exposed to drafts and do not cool down too quickly.

If the room is too cold and the wax hardens too quickly, unsightly spots and bubbles can appear in the wax.

Conclusion: Making a candle yourself is not that difficult

We hope these instructions have helped you make your first candles. If you have any questions about the individual steps or need information about our products, please contact us via social media ( Instagram , Facebook ) or use our contact form .

We wish you continued success and, above all, fun with your DIY candle hobby. :)

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