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.

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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.

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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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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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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
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4. 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

5. The Brown Box candle making set

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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

6. The London Refinery's candle making set

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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

7. 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, 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

8. Metal soy candle making supplies

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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

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Scented candle making kits

9. Jasmine and patchouli candle making supplies

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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

10. 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

11. Tea scented candle making kit

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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

12. Wax And Wick candle making set

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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?

  • 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.


Beeswax candle making kits

13. Beeswax roll a candle making kit

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If you fancy trying your hand at making a beeswax candle, or are after a small and inexpensive gift, you ca'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

14. Beeswax candle making kit by The Danes


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 a 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 too!

What's in the kit?

  • Four beeswax sheets
  • 90cm cotton wick
  • Instructions

15. DIY candle making kit

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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

16. Make your own coloured beeswax candles kit


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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Dellabella Candle Making Kit

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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

20. 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

Enjoy your candle making kit

Whichever kit you decide to choose, be it a scented one, eco-friendly ones, soy candle or vegan candle making kits, there's one very important thing to keep in mind – safety first! Take particular case when melting wax and pouring into moulds, and never leave a burning candle unattended. But 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.


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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