What are the two most relaxing things in the world? Candles and crafts!


We love lighting a candle and relaxing with a craft project. In the modern market, candles can be expensive – For the same price as one candle, you can buy huge bags of wax! Plus by handmaking your candles you can use your favourite essential oils to add scent and cater the strength of the smell to your personal taste.

To make candles you need plenty of materials and tools. If you've never made them before this can be costly and it's often cheaper to buy them as part of a kit. Working with boiling wax can be dangerous, but a good kit will include everything you need as well as step-by-step instructions so you craft safely.

Candle making kits are great craft kits for adults and also make lovely gifts. You can either gift your finished candle or the kit itself! There's a whole host of kits on the market for you to choose from. Have a browse through our selection and fall in love with candle making just like we did.

Best candle making kits and supplies

Drippy Home Candle Making Kit

Drippy™ Home Candle Making Kit

If you're a lover of geometric shapes and pastel shades, the Drippy candle making kit is the one for you. Although this kit doesn't include fragrances, the fabulous moulds make mantel-worthy pigmented pillar candles!

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What's in the kit?

  • 100% Soy Wax
  • 3 Pigment Colours
  • Luxury Candle Mould
  • How-to Guide
  • Wicks
  • Wick Holders

SCULPD Candle Making Pottery Kit

SCULPD Candle Making Pottery Kit

If making your own candle isn't quite enough, why not go the extra step and make your own pottery holder from scratch! This kit by Sculpd allows you to create and paint your very own candle holder, with scented candle wax inside.

What's in the kit?

  • 600g Premium British Air-Dry Clay
  • 200g Eco Non-Toxic Soy Wax
  • 10ml Fragrance Oil
  • 50ml Fire Safe Varnish
  • 1 Ultra Fine Bristle Coverage Paintbrush
  • 1 Wick (eco lead free)
  • Mixing Stick
  • Wick Centring Tool
  • Sculpd branded Matches
  • Step-by-Step Illustrated Candle Making Guide

Ksedcon Candle Melting Pot

Ksedcon Candle Melting Pot

If you don't have an old pan that you don't mind sacrificing to get all waxy when making candles, you might want to invest in a wax melting pot. This kit includes a melting pot, plus everything you need to make your very own boxed candle gifts.

What's in the kit?

  • Wax melting pot
  • 8 soy wax sachets
  • 4 elegant candle boxes
  • 4 colour glass jars
  • 4 small black tins
  • 6 fragrance oils
  • 6 colour dyes
  • 2 sheets of glue dots
  • 4 wick holders
  • 1 wood stirring spoon
  • 1 stainless mixing spoon
  • 20 candle wicks
  • one set of wooden wicks
  • 4 labels
  • 8 warning labels
  • Instruction manual

Christmas candle making kit

Christmas candle making kit

This make your own Christmas candle kit is the ideal holiday gift for candle enthusiasts who relish a touch of DIY creativity.

Crafted for beginners, this candle-making kit includes user-friendly instructions and eco-friendly, natural ingredients. Plus, with eco-conscious packaging and a charming gift box presentation, it makes a great gift for a loved one, or simply to treat yourself with!

What's in the Kit?

  • Candle Jar
  • 150g soy candle wax
  • Wick
  • Wick holder
  • Wick sticker
  • 5 ml Essential oil
  • Stirrer

Hot cocoa candle making kit

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This quirky candle making kit comes with a mason jar mug and an Irish coffee glass to make your candles into. Who wouldn't want a candle shaped like a delicious drink?

What's in the kit?

  • Wax
  • Mason jar mug
  • Irish coffee glass
  • Dye
  • Boil Bags
  • Vanilla Scent
  • Clothespins
  • Chopsticks
  • Wisk
  • Wicks

Cera Essence's eco candle making supplies

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Move aside soy wax, there's a new eco alternative on the block. Coconut wax is another fab alternative to beeswax and Cera Essence has used it in their cute box. We especially love the heart-shaped tins that make for the cutest gift.

What's in the kit?

  • Four heart-shaped tins
  • Kerax coconut wax
  • 10ml fragrance
  • Four wicks
  • Four wick holders
  • Wick stickers
  • Four candle stickers
  • Candle dye
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Tea light candle making

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Start small with this eco tealight kit which contains biodegradable glitter! This is a great way to kick off your candle making journey and is a quick craft to do in the evenings.

What's in the kit?

  • 3 tins
  • 3 wick
  • Biodegradable glitter
  • Glue dots
  • Wick support stick
  • Safety labels

Love colourful candles?

Take a look at our how to make ombre candles tutorial here on Gathered.

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Luxury candle making kits

The Brown Box candle making set

Diy luxury Candle Making Kit

Delivery available: UK only

If you're looking for a luxury kit then we'd recommend The Brown Box's beautiful set. Using soy and copper tins, it's a one-stop candle making shop. Plus you can choose one of six different fragrance oils to be included in your kit.

What's in the kit?

  • Soy Wax
  • Fragrance oil
  • 2 tins
  • Wicks
  • Wick centering tool
  • Wick stickers
  • Labels
  • Instructions

Pop Shop America's Candle Making with Dried Flowers

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This beautiful candle making set contains dried lavender buds, dried flowers like rose petals, marigolds, pressed flowers and raw gemstone crystals to give your candles some extra sparkle. Plus you can choose which essential oils you'd like to come in the kit.

What's in the kit?

  • Large glass jars
  • 30 oz Soy Wax
  • Essential Oil
  • Mason Jar
  • 4 Cotton Wicks
  • Stirring sticks
  • Dried Lavender Buds
  • Raw Crystal Gemstones
  • Dried & Pressed Flowers

Lunar Oceans Candle Making Kit

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Delivery available: UK, EU and US

This rather beautiful candle making kit for adults is by Lunar Oceans. It comes in this gorgeous packaging and includes everything you need alongside six gold tin cases and two oils - lavender and pomegranate & hibiscus.

What's in the kit?

  • 6 gold tins
  • 2 fragrance oils
  • 6 wicks
  • Wick stickers
  • Melting jug
  • Thermometer
  • Whisk
  • Instruction manual

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Scented candle making kits

Jasmine and patchouli candle making supplies

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Hiltingbury Holistics create sustainable and scented candle making kits with easy, step-by-step instructions. Choose between a jasmine and patchouli kit or sweet orange and chilli pepper (or unscented if you'd prefer) and start your candle making journey!

What's in the kit?

  • 45g soy wax
  • 16g vegan-friendly fragrance
  • 2 tins
  • 3 tea light holders
  • Wicks and wick holders
  • Labels
  • Instructions

Tea scented candle making kit

scented candle making kits

Delivery available: UK only

If you love the smell of a fresh brew in the morning then this is the kit for you. This candle making set comes with two special essential oils which smell like Darjeeling and Jasmine Tea. The kit also includes all the other essential items for candle making as well as a few extras.

What's in the kit?

  • 2 recyclable containers and lids
  • Soy wax
  • 2 natural cotton & linen wicks
  • 2 wick holders
  • Essential oils
  • 2 labels
  • Wooden pegs
  • Instructions
  • Positive quote card

Wax And Wick candle making set

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Delivery available: Worldwide

Create your own fragrance with Wax and Wick's scented candle making collection. Made from completely organic and recyclable materials this kit is as green as can be.

What's in the kit?

  • Natural soy wax
  • 2 Different kinds of scented oil (sandalwood & patchouli)
  • 2 Amber glass jars
  • 3 Wicks
  • Kraft labels
  • Gift tags
  • Instructions

Got beeswax?

If you've already got your own source of beeswax (maybe you know someone with a hive or want to support local beekeepers), check out our tutorial on how to make beeswax candles.


Scented tin candles kit

Scented tin candles kit

There's just the right amount of wax and fragrance in this kit to make five cute tin candles. Gift them as a group or individually as stocking fillers!

  • 500g Soy Container Wax
  • 50ml Fragrance Oil 5 Aluminium Medium Round Tins
  • 5 Pre-Waxed Wicks Attached to Metal Sustainers
  • 5 Wooden Wick Holders
  • 5 Wick Stickies
  • 5 Safety Stickers
  • Easy to follow Instructions

Beeswax candle making kits

Beeswax roll a candle making kit

one beeswax candle making kit

If you fancy trying your hand at making a beeswax candle or are after a small and inexpensive gift, you can't go wrong with this fab little kit from CraftyBeez. It comes with a single sheet of beeswax and a candle wick – all you need to make a simple rolled candle.

What's in the kit?

  • A single 8.5 x 14cm hand-cut Beeswax sheet
  • wick
  • instructions

Beeswax candle making kit by The Danes


Delivery available: UK only

Like the idea of making your own rolled candles, but want to try more than one? Then give this candle making kit from The Danes a go! It comes with 4 sheets of beeswax and a cotton wick that you can cut to your desired size.

It also comes with a set of instructions on how to make four standard-size dinner candles (approx 20cm tall), as well as suggestions for how to make smaller candles, thicker pillar candles or even cutting your own unique shapes. Oh, and it's also available as pink wax!

What's in the kit?

  • Four beeswax sheets
  • 90cm cotton wick
  • Instructions

DIY candle making kit

3 beeswax candle making kits

Here's a full beeswax candle kit that comes with absolutely everything you need and makes a gorgeous gift too. This kit from The Crafting Cartel provides everything to make 3 candles, including the glass jars and double boiler for wax melting.

Plus you can also choose your favourite scent to incorporate into your candles, with options such as mood-boosting, energising and bug-repellant scents.

What's in the kit?

  • 4 Beeswax blocks
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oil
  • 3 x glass candle jars
  • Double boiler for wax melting
  • Kraft labels & twine
  • Wick-centring sticks

Make your own coloured beeswax candle kit


Delivery available: Worldwide

Here's another sweet little roll-a-candle kit, but this one is great for those who like your candles a bit more colourful! This cute little pack comes with wicks and 10 sheets of beeswax in different colours, making cute candles that will burn for approximately an hour.

What's in the kit?

  • 10 Beeswax sheets
  • Wicks
  • Instructions

Soy candle making kits

Mini Soy Candle Making Kit

Mini Soy Candle Making Kit

Choose from a huge range of scents with this cute mini soy wax candle making kit. The packaging makes it a great gift choice!

Simply Make's Soy Candle Making Kit

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Master the art of candle making then share your gift with all your friends! This candle making set comes with everything you need to make two soy candles and will keep you busy all evening long.

If you want to make extra candles then why not learn how to make a candle wick? We have a tutorial here on Gathered!

What's in the kit?

  • 340g soy wax flakes
  • 2 mason jars
  • 2 Kraft labels and safety labels
  • 2 stirrers
  • 2 wicks
  • 2 wick holders
  • 2 sticky dots
  • Instructions

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DIY bubble candle making kit

DIY bubble candle making kit

Jump on the bubble candle trend that we've seen all over Instagram (check out our latest craft trends to stay up to date) with Kandelabra Candles' candle making kit.

It comes with the essential oil of your choice and you can choose between several pretty pastel colours. Plus it's made with soy wax so it's vegan-friendly.

What's in the kit?

  • Soy wax
  • Essential oil
  • Cotton wicks
  • Silicone mould

Hazel and Blue candle making kit

Hazel and Blue candle making kit

We recommend gifting this high-quality candle making kit to a craft-obsessed loved one, thanks to its thoughtful quote card and elegant design.

What's in the kit?

  • Recyclable glass container and aluminium lids
  • 100% natural soy wax
  • Natural cotton & linen wicks
  • Wick stabiliser
  • Essential or fragrance oils
  • Personalised labels
  • Wooden peg
  • Optional kitchen thermometer
  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Positive quote card

Best candle making supplies

Wax pellets

Wax pellets

If you already have all the kit to make candles with, make sure to stock up on these high-quality soy wax pellets!

Candle Making Kit Supplies

Candle Making Kit Supplies

If you're a fan of upcycling and already have plenty of old tins, jars, or other containers you want to make candles with, here's some supplies to get you started!

What's in the kit?

  • Double spout boiler pot
  • 50 candle wicks
  • 50 candle wick stickers
  • Thermometer
  • 2 x 3-hole candle wick holder
  • 4 stirring sticks

Dried Flowers

Dried Flowers

Adorn your homemade candles with these dried flowers for a delightful finishing touch. Consider matching the fragrance to the flower for an even more enchanting experience!

Candle Making Moulds

Candle Making Moulds

We're absolutely smitten with these whimsical yarn-inspired candle moulds, adding a creative and crafty twist to candle making.

doTERRA Essential Oils

doTERRA Essential Oils

High-quality oils are essential when it comes to lasting fragrance (pardon the pun!). This lavender essential oil by doTerra can be used for aromatherapy, unlike many of the cheaper essential or fragrance oils on the market. It can be quite expensive, but you can usually find it on offer!

Enjoy your candle making kit

Whichever kit you decide to choose, be it a scented one, eco-friendly one, soy candle or vegan candle making kit, there's one very important thing to keep in mind – safety first!

Take particular care when melting wax and pouring it into moulds, and never leave a burning candle unattended.

As long as you're careful and sensible, candle making can be loads of fun!


More ways with wax

If you're enjoying getting creative with wax, take a look at our how to make wax melts tutorial on Gathered.

Soy wax melts kit uk


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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