How to Start Your Own Candle Making Business

Starting your own business can be an exciting endeavor, but in order for it to be both successful and sustainable, you need to have a product that people want to buy. Why not make and sell your own candles? Candle making is a great way to turn your waxy works of art into profit–and since they are consumable items, you’ll most likely have repeat customers if they’re happy with your products. Featured here are some simple steps to help you get started with your own candle making business.

Research and Planning

The success of your business is largely determined by a solid plan. If you’ve never made candles before, you will need to learn about the candle making process, and decide which types of candles you would like to make. The best place to start is with a good candle making book. A helpful book will list the supplies required for candle making, as well as explain the actual process. A wealth of information can be found online as well–you can gather tips and advice from a variety of candle makers, and find out the pros and cons of making certain types of candles. [Read more…]