I’m asked this question often and it’s a pretty great hobby.
Here are the basics, if you’re a little curious on how to make the magic happen.
Start with wax.
I use soy wax from Australian business All Seasons Wax Company.
It comes as wax flakes so it’s pretty easy to work with.
Add heat and melt your wax until it’s a liquid.
The double-boiler method is popular and some professionals use large melters, too.
Now add some fragrances.
I use a range of Aussie suppliers who make all kinds of fragrance oils which can be used as-is, or blended to make something completely new.
Pour your wax into the glass with a wick.
After a bit of stirring to blend the two together, pour your wax and fragrance mixture into a candle glass with a wick secured at the bottom.
These supplies can be bought from a range of suppliers.
Centre the wick.
Centre your wick (the paddle-pop and peg combo is a classic to keep it in the middle) and leave your candles to cure.
I give Pretty Frank candles a -minimum- of one week.
This way, they have fabulous fragrance throw before they get to you.
Search for beginner’s kits for more info if you’re a newbie, or if you’re already making candles then I have a few blog posts on my website with info which will help you.
OR, if this all looks a bit hard, then I’m happy to keep providing you with handmade and 5-star rated candles.