The Benefits of Making Your Own Candles

by Shona O'Connor | 28 Oct 2023 | Candle Making | 0 comments

Ready to dive into the world of candle making? It’s not just about the candles; it’s a whole adventure! Check out why you should totally get into this:

Crafting your own candles allows you to tailor the scents to your preferences. You can experiment with various essential oils or fragrances, creating personalized blends that promote relaxation, focus, or even energy. From soothing lavender for relaxation to invigorating citrus for an energy boost, the ability to create personalized blends lets you create candles for every occasion.

Investing in candle-making supplies can be a cost-effective endeavor in the long run. Once you have the necessary equipment and ingredients, you can produce numerous candles, making it an economical alternative to purchasing expensive candles from stores.

If you already make soap, you will probably already have most of the equipment needed to make candles along with fragrance and essential oils, saving you money on your new hobby.

Furthermore, the ability to upcycle containers or repurpose materials adds an eco-friendly touch to your candle-making practice, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Handcrafted candles bring a unique touch to your home decor. You have the creative freedom to choose the containers, colors, and scents that resonate with your personal style. Whether you prefer sleek, minimalist designs or rustic, vintage aesthetics, your homemade candles can seamlessly blend with your interior design, adding a warm and inviting ambiance to your living space.

Who said candles have to be boring? Go wild with your creativity! Add dried flowers, glitter, or whatever floats your boat. It’s your chance to make candles that scream “you,” so don’t hold back on the glitter if that’s your jam.

Why make candles alone when you can turn it into a party? Gather your besties, put on some music, and get crafty. It’s a guaranteed recipe for laughter, memories, and some fun candles to jazz up your rooms.

What could be more special than gifting handmade candles? The thought and effort put into creating personalized candles for friends and family convey a sense of care and affection. You can tailor each candle to suit the recipient’s preferences, making it a thoughtful and meaningful gift that will be cherished and appreciated.

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, candle making can also be the key for a side hustle or a small-scale business venture. Sharing your creations with a wider audience through online platforms or local markets can turn your hobby into a source of income, allowing you to pursue your passion and creativity while earning some extra money.

So what are you waiting for? Get some supplies, fragrances and make your own fabulous creations to suit your own style and scents.

Shona O'Connor
About the Author: Shona O’Connor

Shona has been making soap, candles and bath products for over 25 years, and over the last 20 years has taught face to face courses and created a number of online courses with over 34,000 students.

She has always loved teaching, and the satisfaction of taking students to the next level, seeing them succeed in making stunning creations, as well as hearing about their delight in the fabulous results they have achieved.