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26 of the best candle making kits in 2022

Find all your candle making supplies and step by step instructions in these handy candle making kits.

Best candle making kits
Published: February 9, 2022 at 2:40 pm
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What're the two most relaxing things in the world? Candles and crafts! Candle making is an ancient old art form that has turned from a craft of necessity into a mindful one. We love lighting a candle and relaxing with a craft project. In the modern market, candles can be expensive. Scented candles are costly but they're much cheaper when you make them yourself. For the same price as one candle, you can buy huge bags of wax! Plus by handmaking your candles you can scent them how you wish. You can use your favourite essential oils and cater the strength of the smell to your personal taste.

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We have a how to make ombre candles tutorial here on Gathered but if you're a beginner we recommend buying a kit. But are candle making kits worth the money? Definitely. 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. Not to mention working with boiling wax can be dangerous. Kits 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. There's scented candle ones, eco-friendly ones and even soy candle making kits. Find the kit which suits your needs best and enjoys the world of candle making. We've rounded up the best candle making kits on the market from a range of retailers and at a range of price points. We've included vegan-friendly candle making kits too! No matter your lifestyle we've got a kit for you. Have a browse through our selection and fall in love with candle making just like we did. For even more crafty kits check out our craft subscription boxes and our rug making kits for beginners.

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Best candle making kits and supplies

1. Make & Melt's Soy Wax DIY Candle Making Kit

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This candle making kit by Make & Melt comes with everything you need to make three soy wax candles. It's ideal for beginners because it comes with all the necessary equipment which you can use over and over again. There's a handy melting jug to help you melt and pour the wax safely as well as a temperature gauge. You'll also find a detailed instructions booklet which takes you through candle making step by step. It comes with a goji and tarocco orange oil for you to add to your candles to make them smell beautiful. This kit would also make a wonderful present for a crafty pal, especially if they're new to the world of candle-making!

What's in the kit?

  • 100% soy wax
  • Essential oil
  • Three candle tins
  • 1.2L wax melting pot
  • Thermometer
  • 50 cotton Wicks
  • 50 Stickers
  • Spoon for stirring Three wick centering devices
  • Instructions

2. Hot coco candle making kit

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Buy it now from Etsy

This quirky candle making kit comes with 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
  • Shopsticks
  • Wisk
  • Wicks

3. Cera Essence's eco candle making supplies

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Buy it now from Etsy

Move aside soy wax, there's a new eco alternative on the block. Coconut wax is another fab alternative to beeswax and Cera Essence have 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
  • Candle making kits for beginners

4. Tea light candle making

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Buy it now from Etsy

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

5. HB Wale's complete candle making kit

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We love this candle making set by HB Wale because it comes with everything you could ever need to start making your own candles. There's even funky tins and paper boxes to keep your candles in giving this kit an extra edge over your old glass jar candles.

What's in the kit?

  • A melting jug
  • 4 bags of natural beeswax
  • 8 tins
  • 50 wicks
  • 2 wick holders
  • 56 wick stickers
  • Stirring spoon
  • 4 paper boxes for gift package
  • A guide

6. Beeswax candle making kit

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Buy it now from Etsy

Beeswax Alchemy has created a gorgeous kit which comes with all the candle making supplies to make eight 13cm tall Beeswax Candles. They're super simple to make - no wax melting required! This rustic kit will make a great gift for any bee lovers out there. We also show you how to make beeswax candles here on Gathered!

What's in the kit?

  • Beeswax sheets
  • Candle wicks
  • Labels
  • Twine

7. It's Honey Candle's beeswax candle making supplies

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Buy it now from Etsy

This beeswax kit includes 12 sheets of natural beeswax from Siberian beekeepers! It's all there ready for you to make your own beautiful candles.

What's in the kit?

  • 12 sheets of natural beeswax
  • 2 cotton wicks
  • Instructions
  • A candle holder

8. Beeswax candle making kit

Beeswax candle making kits 

Buy it now from Etsy

Theodors Bees is a lovely small business that makes beautiful candle making kits. The kit comes with seven sheets of natural beeswax in a range of funky colours meaning you can create seven candles. It also includes the wicks and a guide. It'll be perfect for the rainbow-lover in your life!

What's in the kit?

  • 7 beeswax sheets
  • 7 wicks
  • Guide

Luxury candle making kits

9. The Brown Box candle making set

Diy luxury Candle Making Kit

Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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

10. The London Refinery's candle making set

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Buy it now from The London Refinery

The London Refinery's box is great for beginners because it includes a link to a step by step video. Choose between their relax or revitalise scented kits then put the video on your phone and start making!

What's in the kit?

  • Instruction leaflet
  • Candle fragrance
  • 'How to' card full of tips
  • Pouring and blending jug
  • Natural soy wax
  • Amber glassware
  • Wick
  • Wick glue sticker
  • Labels
  • Wick peg
  • Whisk
  • Thermometer

11. Pop Shop America's Candle Making with Dried Flowers

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Buy it now from Etsy

This beautiful candle making set contains dried lavender buds, dried flowers like rose petals, marigold, 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

12. Metal soy candle making supplies

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Buy it now from Etsy

Teepee Craft have a collection of candle kits in their Etsy store but we love how eco this set is. With wooden wicks and gorgeous dimpled metal jars, it's sustainable crafting at its best.

What's in the kit?

  • Instructions
  • Metal candle container
  • Soy Wax
  • A scent of your choice
  • Wick with sustainer
  • Adhesive wick pads
  • Safety stickers

Scented candle making kits

14. Jasmine and patchouli candle making supplies

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Buy now from Etsy

Hiltingbury Holistics create sustainable and scented candle making kits with easy, step-by-step intstructions. Choose between 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

15. Scented Candle Making Kit by Lunar Oceans

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This rather beautiful candle making kits 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

16. Tea scented candle making kit

scented candle making kits

Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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

17. The Little Crafty Jar's coffee scented candle making kit

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Buy it now from Etsy

This candle making kits will make a fantastic gift for all coffee lovers. It comes with everything you need to make your own coffee candle and we love the extra touches like the cross stitch gift tag and beaded heart decorations inside.

What's in the kit?

  • Wax
  • Wick holders
  • Safety labels
  • Wicks
  • Scents and coffee beans
  • Instructions
  • Decorations

18. Wax And Wick candle making set

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Buy it now from Not on the High Street

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

What's in the kit?

  • Soy Wax
  • Glass
  • Cardboard
  • Cotton

19. Beginner Lavender candle making set

Beginner Lavender Candle Making Kit

Buy it now from Etsy

Lavender is proven to help with sleep and create a calming atmosphere. This candle making kit comes with dried lavender buds for you to sprinkle in your candles. It also comes with 100% lavender oil so your candles will smell extra lovely.

What's in the kit?

  • Metal tin
  • Candle wax
  • Essential oil
  • Lavender petals

Soy candle making kits

20. Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit

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Hazel & Blue's beautiful kit is complete with everything you need to start soy candle making. Each kit makes 2 soy-scented candles and you can personalise each as it comes with your very own candle labels. In completely eco-packaging, this kit is a winning present for all your eco-pals.

What's in the kit?

  • 2 glass containers with lids
  • 100% soy wax
  • 2 natural cotton & linen wick
  • 2 wick holders
  • Essential oils
  • 2 personalised labels
  • Wooden pegs
  • Instructions
  • Positive quote card

21. Eco-friendly candle making supplies

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Buy it now from Etsy

Whiff Scents Shop sells eco candle making kits that include everything you need. With phthalate-free fragrance oils and enough soy wax to make four candles, you'll be a pro in no time. For more sustainable crafts make sure you check out our reusable cotton pads tutorial and our DIY dishcloth crochet pattern.

What's in the kit?

  • Soy Wax
  • Tins
  • Cotton wicks
  • Essential oils
  • Candle making tools

22. Simply Make's Soy Candle Making Kit

Buy yours now from Amazon

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

23. Carefully crafted candle making kit

soy candle making it by Carefully Crafted

Buy it now from Amazon

This complete soy candle making kit comes with 1kg of wax! There's 20 wicks, 2 wick holders and 20 stickers as well as a booklet guide on how to make your candles.

What's in the kit?

  • 1kg organic soy wax
  • 20 candle wicks
  • 20 wick stickers
  • 2 wick holders
  • Instructions

24. Dellabella Candle Making Kit

Dellabella Candle Making Kit

Buy it now from Amazon

Dellabella's kit is a great one for those crafters who want to experiment! It comes with a globe and square mould so you can funky shaped candles. Oh and there's all different wax dyes so you can make the candles in the colours of the rainbow.

What's in the kit?

  • 100% natural soy wax
  • Candle molds
  • Scented oils
  • Colour dyes
  • Carving tools
  • Melting jug
  • 10 cotton candle wicks with metal base

25. DIY bubble candle making kit

DIY bubble candle making kit

Buy it now from Etsy

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

26. Body positive candle making kit

body positivity candle making kit

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Celebrate your natural body with Curvd's empowering candle making collection. This kit comes with everything you need to make a body candle including two Bekro candle dyes which allow you to experiment with different skin tones. The wick, wax and packaging is all eco-friendly and you can reuse the mould again and again to make more candles!

What's in the kit?

  • Instruction manual
  • 350g soy wax
  • Stainless steel jug
  • Body candle mould
  • Mixing spoon
  • Pink Bekro dye
  • Wick centering tool
  • Brown Bekro dye
  • Eco candle wick
  • Bubble candle mould
  • Bamboo skewer

We hope you've found some candle making kits that appeal to you! For more crafty inspiration follow us on Instagram and check out our other projects such as our collection of the best punch needle kits and best needle felting kits for beginners.

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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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