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Candlemaking Books

A Selection of the Best Candle making Books Available


The Candle maker’s Companion:

A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles

The Candle maker's Companion

This complete guide to candlemaking your own candles covers everything you need to know! With Betty Oppenheimer’s illustrated, step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to create rolled, pour, molded, gel, and dipped candles; scent and color your candles; make special containers and gift packaging for your candles.

Create luminaria and lanterns and use special techniques, such as overdipping, painting, layering, and sculpting.

 Candle Making Secrets Exposed:

Learn How To Make Professional Candles At Home For Fun And Profit

 Candle Making Secrets Exposed:

Perfect for the beginner! I have been thinking of making my own candles for a while but wasn’t sure what book to go for. This is exactly what I needed! Very simply written with pictures to demonstrate various techniques and a list of the equipment needed.

Very Good, Worth It! Had a quick sift through and it looks very informative and some nice illustrations. Simple to follow well worth the price. You will learn how to make beautiful candles that not only look good but smell good.

I include some candle recipes, my secret formulas, tips and tricks that helped make me tens of thousands of dollars all from the comfort of my home. If you can make Ice cubes, then you can make candles. It really is that simple. Not only is it easy but it is fun and rewarding.

Your hobby can become a lucrative business that can make you loads of money. If you have never created something then you are missing out on a great feeling of accomplishment. To be able to look at something and say “ I made that!” Is a very nice feeling. I have been making candles for over ten years.

I will teach you the Candle “Lingo” that will keep you from making the mistakes that novice and advanced candle makers make everyday. People have been making candles for hundreds of years. What are you waiting for? Learn how to unleash your creativity and start making candles that can make you money with step by step recipes for success.


Basic Candle Making:

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)

Basic Candle Making:

Basic Candle Making, edited by Eric Ebeling provides step-by-step instructions on how to create scented candles, and covers topics including tools, materials, and preparing the workspace.

Step-by-step colour photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try. But it is also a great resource for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books.
Gleaned from the expertise of master candle makers, this guide presents everything a novice needs to know to get started crafting traditional tapers and moulded candles, container and rolled beeswax candles, and interesting variations of each. It includes guidelines for buying tools and materials, preparing the work space, and working safely and effectively. There are also some really useful suggested shopping lists.

Candle Making

– Work with Wicks and Wax

Candle Making - Work with Wicks and Wax

This book by Deborah Hufford has been designed for kids who want to get into candlemaking.

It’s a slim volume – just 32 pages (10″ x 8″) – but is packed with full-color photographs and has reinforced library binding.

In addition to the usual table of contents, glossary, biography, and index, there are contextual definitions of unfamiliar words, plus side bars and lots of fun facts.

 Candlemaking the Natural Way

31 Projects Made with Soy, Palm & Beeswax

Candlemaking the Natural Way

If you’re into the natural way of doing things, this beautifully presented book invites both the novice and aficionado to embrace the enticing world of candlemaking. The ingredients specified include magical soy, palm wax and beeswax to create tastefully beautiful and conscientiously eco-friendly projects. It explores fragrance, colour and wax additives along with a range of basic techniques including dipped, rolled and molded methods.

Beginner crafters in need of a quick and easy gift idea will be just as satisfied as the more advanced candlemaker searching for multi-faceted project inspiration.

The author’s friendly, you-can-too writing style invites both the novice and aficionado to embrace the world of candlemaking. Not only are the ingredients in this book clean and simple, but they (as well as the basic candlemaking tools and supplies) are all readily available at most standard craft supply stores. This is an affordable, inviting and informative resource as well as an inspiring collection of 31 how-to projects.

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