Candle Business 101: How To Make A Wooden Wick Candle
Join Charlotte and Jeff Standley from @Standley Handcrafted for the final video in our Maker Collab series, where they walk you through step-by-step how to make your own one of a kind luxury wooden wick candle!
Here are the supplies you are going to need:
- wax of choice (in this video, we use the virgin coconut soy wax)
- vessel off choice (in this video, we use the matte black aura vessel)
- wooden wicks
- wick clips
- wick stickers
- warning labels
- fragrance oil of choice (in this video, we use the wild vetiver & suede)
First, you are going to set up your vessels by adding your wooden wick into the center of your vessel. You can watch the video if you are confused on how to do this, but you begin by placing your wick clip on your wooden wick, adding a wick sticker and then placing it at the bottom of your vessel. Our aura vessels are super easy to use and even have a small circle in the bottom of the vessel that you can use to center your wick onto!
Wooden wicks are great to use for beginners because they are rigid and don't require any straightening tools!
Next, you are going to use your scale to measure the amount of wax as well as fragrance you are going to use. In this video, we are making two 13 oz. candles, so we are going to be measuring 26oz of wax. Next, you are going to melt your wax using a wax melter or double boiler. After the wax is melted, add in your preferred fragrance oil. We used about 2 oz. of the fragrance oil for these candles in order to give them about an 8% fragrance load. Mix the fragrance for about 2-3 minutes so that it is well-combined with the wax.
You are going to then pour the wax into the vessel (avoiding pouring over the wick directly) until about 0.5 inches is left to the top of the vessel. Finally, after the candle sets for 24 hours, you are going to trim your wick (about 3/16th of an inch to the surface of the wax) with your wick trimmer. Add safety label to the bottom of the candle and you're all set, candle-maker!