by | Feb 18, 2021 | Crafting, Z

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021 @ 10:33 am.

What's the best candle making kit? We asked the DIY candle enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorites. We took these suggestions and did some hands-on research, comparing the kits for quality and ease of use. Here are the ones we'd recommend.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don't take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!


Buy Now
Buy Now

Best Budget-Friendly

Great for beginners
If you are DIY candle curious, this is a good place to start—we liked this kit's clear and easy to follow instructions. Caveat: doesn't include any wax.
$11.95

Check on Amazon

Best Budget-Friendly Kit: DINGPAI Candle Making Kit

When it comes to buying a candle making kit, here’s a tip to using the included melting pot—these pots are intended to be placed inside another cooking pot filled with water. Never place a melting pot directly on a burner! 

After getting a dozen recommendations from our readers for the best candle-making kit, we pick Dingpai’s Candle Making Kit as the best budget-friendly option. No, it doesn’t include wax—but we realize some folks want this, preferring to buy wax separately.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Great starter kit. We liked the included stainless steel melting pot, 100 wicks, candle wick centering device and more.

• Easy to use.

• Affordable.

• Clear instructions.

• Works well with leftover candle ends (upcycling!).

What Needs Work

• Small sized melting pot only holds 500 ml of wax.

• Does not contain any wax.  If you want a kit that also includes wax, consider the next pick.

Buy Now
Buy Now

Best Scented Candle Making Kit

Fun for families
Loved the lavender and rose scents in this excellent kit, which includes wax, candle tins, melting pot—and just about every accessory you'll need. Easy to use.
$39.99

Check on Amazon

Best Scented Candle Making Kit: DIY Candle Making Kit

Although this kit is more pricey, we liked all the included items: melting pot, four bgas of beeswax, thermometer, scents and more.  Basically, a great starter kit if you want everything you’d need in one box.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

 Easy to use.

• Nice scents. Our favorite included scents were the lavender and rose, although you also get lemon, spearmint, ocean and eucalyptus.

• Fun for families looking for a craft project for a rainy day.

• Melting pot has measurement markings on the inside.

• Includes beeswax.

What Needs Work

• Directions could be more clear.

• Not vegan friendly. If you’d prefer a kit with soy wax, consider this next pick.

Buy Now
Buy Now

Best Soy Candle Making Kit

Makes a nice gift
Excellent kit includes soy wax, melting pot, wicks and even two candle tins—in striking teal and gold hues. Loved the overall quality here, including pre-waxed wicks.
$25.99

Check on Amazon

Best Soy Candle Making Kit: Hearts & Crafts DIY Candle-Making Starter Kit

We looked at several vegan-friendly candle making kits with soy wax that were recommended by our readers, before settling on this one as the best bet: Hearts & Craft’s DIY Candle-Making Starter Kit.

Yes, this kit includes soy wax . . . and wicks that work better with soy wax. We liked the quality of this kit—note the wicks are pre-waxed, which provides for cleaner burning.

What We Liked

• Great for beginners.

• Includes two gold and teal candle tins—great for gifts.

• Includes one pound of soy wax flakes.

• Good overall quality.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Not everyone is a fan of the wax scent.

• Only includes two candle tins—you may have to purchase more tins to make more candles.

• No dyes or scents.

Buy Now
Buy Now

Best Kit With Larger Melting Pot

Easy to follow instructions
Yes, this kit includes both soy wax AND a larger melting pot. Excellent for beginners, this kit also throws in a stainless steel spoon. Caveat: only enough wax to make a couple small candles.
$18.99

Check on Amazon

Best Kit With Larger Melting Pot: DINGPAI Candle Making Kit Supplies

This kit is very similar to the first one we recommended in this article, with three differences. 

First, you get a larger melting pot (900 ml versus 550 ml)—this enables you to make larger or more candles at once.

Also this kit includes 12.4 ounces of soy wax and a stainless steel spoon. Otherwise, the same pros and cons apply:

What We Liked

• Great starter kit. We liked the included stainless steel melting pot, 100 wicks, candle wick center device and more.

• Easy to use.

• Affordable.

• Clear instructions.

• Works well with leftover candle ends (upcycling!).

What Needs Work

• Only enough wax to make a couple of small candles. 

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Baby Bargains: Your Baby Registry Cheat Sheet

BabyBargains.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and its related sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.