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!
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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!).
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!