How to Make Pillar Candles

Pillar candles are a common candle widely used in our daily life. You can DIY some at home or start a small business if your neighborhood has such need.

It is also very easy to enjoy DIY candle making fun at home. You need to prepare paraffin wax, fragrance oils, candle dye, wicking, pouring pot, thermometer, candle molds, butcher paper or newspaper, paper towels, mold putty, cookie sheet or Pan, metal spoon or stir stick, skewer, utility knife, scissors or nail clippers and sauce pan. You can do according to the following steps:

  • white candle.jpgMeasure out your paraffin wax depending on the size mould you are using. For a 76*88 round mould you will need approximately 350 gm, for a 76*165 mould you will need approximately 690 gm.

  • Melt the wax. The wax will need to heated to 200 ℉ in a double boiler. But we suggest to add your color and fragrance at a temperature of 190 ℉.

  • While the wax is melting, you can prepare your mold, anchor the wick at the bottom and the top of the mold.

  • Once all the materials are fully mixed and is at the proper temperature, pour the wax into your prepared mold.

  • When a surface has formed on your wax, poke relief holes into the base of the candle to accommodate the natural shrinkage that will occur as the wax solidifies.

  • Cool and re-pour to top-off your candle

  • Once the second pour has completely set, you are ready to remove the candle from the mold. 

If you like to take it as a small business, manual candle making machine is very suitable. Its cost is usually several thousand dollars,varying a little according to the capacity. When you purchase a set of manual candle making machine, you also need a wax melting pot.Then, you candle making factory can start working.

After earning some money, you may want to expand the candle making scale. At this moment, automatic pillar candle extruder is a good choice. Automatic pillar candle production line don’t need wax melting and is equipped with candle head milling machine. The finished products is of higher quality and better appearance.