It will soon be that time of the year again when the air is filled with the sweet scent of cinnamon, peppermint, and pine. The festive season is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to tap into your creative side and add some handmade touches to your home decor. While there are numerous ways to deck out your home, one of the easiest and most rewarding ways is by making candles. Homemade candles add warmth and coziness to any space, and they make for fantastic gifts too. In this blog, we will guide you on how to get ready for the festive season by making candles in batches and gifting them.
Buy in Bulk: When it comes to making candles in batches, it’s best to buy ingredients in bulk. Buying in bulk not only offers better pricing on ingredients but it also saves time and effort. You won’t have to worry about running out of wax, wicks, or fragrance oil when you need it the most. It’s essential to plan ahead and make a list of all the ingredients you’ll need, so you’re all set when you’re ready to start making candles. Take a look at the two examples for wax and fragrance and see how the price differs when you buy in bulk.
Pick your Fragrances: The festive season is all about the aromas that fill the air. There’s nothing quite like the scent of Christmas no matter where you are in the world. So whether you have snow on the ground or your feet in the sand there is a scent for everyone! When making candles for the holidays, consider fragrances that are synonymous with the season. Some of our favourites include peppermint, cinnamon, vanilla, and pine. We have some beautiful new fragrances arriving so be sure to check our festive scents on the website.
Think about Hiring a Melter: Making candles in batches can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to candle making. One way to make life easier is by hiring a wax melter. A melter is a device that simplifies the candle-making process by melting the wax and keeping it at a consistent temperature. It eliminates the need for constant supervision and ensures that your wax remains at the ideal temperature for pouring. A melter can help you streamline the process, meaning you can make more candles faster. If a wax melter is too big for your needs then why not consider the Chandler and Me Candle Maker. This little machine is designed to make candle making easy and it makes the perfect candle every time – it also come sin a s great starter pack with an ingredients pack to make 4 candles.
Get your Packaging Right: Once you’ve made your candles, the next step is to package them correctly. It’s essential to choose packaging that will protect your candles during shipping and transit. Consider packaging such as glass jars, metal tins, or kraft boxes with tissue paper and ribbon. Add a gift tag with a personal message to make your candles even more special.
Spread the Joy: The beauty of homemade candles is that they make for perfect gifts. Spread the joy by sharing your creations with family and friends. Pack them in a festive gift box or a Christmas stocking and hand them out as thoughtful presents. As lots of people head out camping at Christmas a great gift is a Citonella candle that is made in a tin. The tin is the perfect size to take away and put on your camping table each evening to keep those pesky bugs away!
Making candles in batches and gifting them is an ideal way to get ready for the festive season. It’s a creative activity that adds warmth and coziness to any space, and it’s a thoughtful gift to share with family and friends. With these tips in mind, you can create wonderful homemade candles that will add sparkle and joy to your festive celebrations. So go ahead, light up your holiday season with the warmth of handmade candles.