Creating your own candles at home is a fun and practical way of getting crafty. Here at Fred Aldous we have an extensive range of candle making supplies whether you're an experienced candle maker or are looking for something new to try with the children.
Many of us don't give a second thought to where our shop bought candles come from, or how they're made, but the process is surprisingly simple.
To make a candle from scratch you need a mould (these can be plastic or metal), a wick, stearin (which gives the candle the hard, shiny surface we expect), and whatever dyes and scents take your fancy.
Once you've learned the basic technique you can go crazy with different scents, colours and containers. We have many purpose-made candle moulds available or you can experiment with jam jars, teacups, empty cooking sauce jars, and whatever else you can think of. We also stock candle fragrance blocks, which can be grated into your melted wax to give your candle a delicious scent as it burns. Impress your loved ones with a home made candle.