Handmade Candles and Soaps

For Christmas I received a starter soap making kit and also a starter candle making kit. I have always wanted to try making candles and soaps so I was really happy to have received these kits.

Firstly I had a go at making candles. You don’t get much wax or many colours in the kit so I visited Hobbycraft and bought some extras.

The candles were really easy to make, you basically melted the wax, added the colouring, then added the scent (I used aromatherapy oils which I had) and then poured it all into the moulds, then left it to harden before turning out.

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The basic shapes came in the kit but I decided to use different ones, so I set about researching on Ebay what candle moulds they had. Through my research I found out that it was possible to make the candles using silicon cake moulds, so I sent for the little cup cake moulds and got all experimental.

Rather than having the candle in just one colour and one scent, I used three different colours and three different scents, so as you melt each colour you get a different scent.

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Making soap is basically the same as the kit came with prepared soaf which you melt and colour and scent, so the process was exactly the same as candle making.

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For Valentines I decided to make a set of candles and soaps in little heart shapes. They came out really well and I even sold a set in my Etsy shop. Again I used little heart shapes silicone cake moulds.

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You can find all of the above and much more at my Etsyshop and I will be adding more soon. Don’t forget you can subscribe and get an email everytime I put up a new post by entering your email address in the “subscribe” box at the right hand side of this post.

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6 thoughts on “Handmade Candles and Soaps

  1. This is something I have always wanted to try and have never really found the time, but you are inspirational….maybe a good fall project with grandmiracles before the holidays!!! Thank you. I especially love the idea of 3 scents and colors in one. 🙂

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