Handmade Candles: Two Ways
All levels | 33 min 42 sec
Handmade Candles: Two Ways
Natural body-care expert Arina of BellaCreme shines a little light on candle making. While demonstrating the ease of melting down soy wax and adding gorgeous aromatics, Arina shows you her two preferred ways to make candles. In this class you will make a decorative pillar candle in a silicone mold dappled with fresh flowers, a colorful layered votive dyed with natural colorants, and tiny tea lights. From setting up the wick to creating scent blends, these candles are simple to customize and are sure to bring a bit of light to your life.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Bain marie or double boiler
  • Spatula
  • Stainless steel mesh strainer
  • Kitchen scale
  • Bowl
  • Soy wax
  • Hemp wick
  • Candle wick tabs
  • Wick holder or dowel / fork
  • Wax adhesive candle putty
  • Silicone candle molds - Arina uses 2.5", 2", and 1.5" pillar molds
  • Pokey tool, like a chop stick
  • 4-ounce transparent heat-resistant jar
  • Butter knife (optional)
  • For 2.5" x 2.5" pillar candle you'll need 6 ounces soy wax and a few fresh flower petals
  • For 4-ounce votive candle and three tea lights you'll need 6 ounces soy wax in three 2 oz. portions, 1 tsp annatto seed, 1 oz lavender essential oil in two 0.5 oz portions, 1 tsp alkanet root, 0.5 oz geranium essential oil
Learn how to:
  • Make soy candles three ways
  • Add fresh flowers to a pillar candle
  • Layer wax dyed with natural colorants
  • Add essential oils for a custom scent

What you'll get:
  • Video lessons on how to make decorative candles
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from body-care expert Arina from BellaCreme
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
79 users recommended this class to a friend
Lori Jones
It was informative but I would like to have seen more on making candles with other waxes and more fragrance oil limitations you can add. Plus, how do you determine how much wax to use if you were making tall pillar candles?
March 13
lisa james
very understandable
March 10, 2023
Lorene Edwards Forkner
She's charming!
March 9, 2023