DIY High End Luxury Candle

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This post is sponsored by Lab & Co Luxury candle supplies. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep the lights on and the craft ideas coming. 

Many of you know that I got my business start as a maker and seller at craft shows. I still actually handmake a ton of the planters, vases, and home decor pieces I sell on my site. But one thing I have always been inimidated by making and selling has been candles. Trying to find good quality wax, fragrances, and professional grade wood wicks has always been a bit of a challenge. That is why I was thrilled to hear about Lab & Co, a luxury candle supply company that has everything you need to make your own candles. They have everything from luxurious wax blends, wooden wicks, and amazing smelling fragrances. They even have a huge selection of vessels and packaging to really make your DIY high end luxury candle stand out. It’s basically a one stop shop for everything you need to make and sell your own high end candles!

I was lucky enough to be able to test out their supplies to make a few candles and I was so impressed with how easy it really was. Just look at this professional looking candle I made with their coco apricot creme wax and coconut and cilantro fragrance!

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

Isn’t it pretty? And as I said, so easy to make. So follow along as I share the ins and outs of making your own candle and then you can hop on over to Lab & Co to pick up all your supplies.

Materials:

  • Coco Apricot Creme Wax
  • Gold concrete vessel
  • Original wooden wick and wick clip
  • Coconut Cilantro fragrance (or a fragrance of your choice)
  • Wax melting pouring pitcher
  • Quart pot to create a double boiler
  • Wick sticker
  • Whisk

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

Begin by cutting your wax into 1-2″ chunks, weigh it, then and add it to your pouring pitcher. Fill your quart pot with 1-2″ of water and place on your stove and heat until just simmering. Then place your pouring pitcher into the pot and stir the wax gently until it is completely melted.

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

Turn off the heat and add your fragrance oil. You will need to add the fragrance at a rate of 6-8% fragrance weight to the weight of the wax you melted. Once you have weighed your fragrance, add it to the melted wax and whisk for 2 minutes to fully incorporated the oil into the wax.

Next, use a wick sticker and clip to adhere your wick to the center of the your vessel. Then pour in the melted wax to the top of the vessel and let cool to harden.

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

As you can see, my candle dried almost perfectly, but it had a few little bubbles. Luckily there is a super easy solution for those! You can either top off the candle with a layer of melted wax, or you can use a heat gun (which I just so happen to have) to gently melt the top layer of wax to give it an ultra smooth surface. Once hardened, the candle is ready to sell (or use!).

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

DIY HIgh End Luxury Candle

I can’t wait to make even more candles now! And don’t be surprised if you see some candles for sale soon in my shop! But in all seriousness, its nice to have found a place that has everything you need to make a DIY high end luxury candle that can be made in bulk to sell and I just had to share them with all you other crafters out there!

 

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  1. Laura

    July 23rd, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Greetings from Montana. 🙂
    I was wondering if you had used this candle and if so, was the hot throw decent? I struggle getting a good scent with the vegetable wax candles.
    Thank you. The candle looks beautiful.
    Laura

  2. kailochic@hotmail.com

    July 23rd, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I think it just depends on how much scent you add. I don’t like overpowering scents in my candles, so I liked the gentle scent when lit. I am assuming if I had put more scent in it would have a farther hot throw.

  3. Joanna @DIY Project

    July 31st, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Love your blog. So glad i found this candle making DIY tutorial. Have to give it a go.

  4. Cherrilyn

    March 22nd, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Hi
    Love your candle post. Can you give me exact measurement of wax & fragrance used to make this candle? Also how many ounces does this vessel hold? What temperature did you heat the wax to & what degrees does it have to be when the fragrance is added?

  5. Poonam Dehariya

    June 24th, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Hi,
    Do you supply in India?

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