Natural Candle Making Supplies
When you want to make natural candles, you have to start with natural candle making supplies. You’ll need to get wholesale candle wax, wicks, fragrance, containers, and other supplies to make your candles decorative (like natural color powders or dried botanicals).
To ensure your supplies are natural, you should look for the product’s label and check the ingredients. Ingredients you want to stay away from include:
- SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
- SLES(Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
These ingredients can release harmful chemicals when the candle is in use. They can also cause your candle to produce more smoke while burning than when you use all-natural products. For natural candles, stick to products with labels that include the following designations:
- 100% Natural
At Bulk Apothecary, we carry everything you’ll need to make natural candles, including organic materials and materials made from raw ingredients.
Natural Wax Options
The base of every good candle starts with the wax you choose. We have several different natural wax products perfect for candle making.
Pure Beeswax – Yellow and White
One of the best bases to use for candlemaking is beeswax because it comes straight from nature and is minimally processed. Our beeswax pearls are 100% natural and pure. The wax has been filtered to remove any debris.
We carry both yellow and white granules. The yellow granules have the quintessential aroma and color of beeswax. The white granules have been through an additional refinement process to remove color safely. We sell both standard and organic beeswax.
Our beeswax products are great for candle making because they’re easy to work with and they have a natural honey aroma. If you want to add color to your candles, we suggest trying the white beeswax because the yellow tint could interfere with the coloring process.
In addition to beeswax, we also carry the Golden Wax brand of candle wax and Aksoy wax. These products are non-toxic and come from a completely renewable source. The wax for both of these products comes in flake form, making it easy to work with.
Golden Wax Candle Wax is made from partially hydrogenated soybean oil and soy-based emulsifier (monoglycerides). The soy-based additive allows you to use a higher pour temperature. It also improves the glass adhesion of the wax.
This candle wax is perfect for making poured or molded candles. The base can take on a fragrance oil load of 7-9%, making it ideal for blending.
Golden Wax Akosoy Wax is made from partially hydrogenated soybean oil. In addition to being an all-natural option for your candle base, it’s FDA approved and Kosher Certified.
The ideal use for the Akosoy wax is for container candles. This base can take on a fragrance oil load of 6-8%, which is also great for blending in fragrance to make scented candles.
Once you’ve selected your natural wax base, you will need to choose a natural wick. Some wicks are coated with wax or other material containing chemicals, while others aren’t coated. Our wood wicks have many benefits, including:
- Easy to light
- No trimming required
- No carbon build-up and minimal debris
- No smoking during burn (when sized correctly)
- Relaxing crackling sound when lit
Our wood wicks come in width sizes from 1/4″ to 1″ in 1/8″ increments. They are grown and manufactured in the United States. We offer both soy coated wood wicks as well as uncoated wood wicks.
Once you’ve chosen a wick, you should decide whether or not you want a scented candle. While yellow beeswax does have a wonderfully subtle honey scent, it’s possible to add natural fragrance to your candle base. Adding natural fragrance will allow you to create an aromatic candle without harmful chemicals.
For best results, we suggest blending your wax base with natural essential oils or our all natural fragrance oils. You can choose from oils with warm, woody, fruity, and floral scents. Mixing two or more all natural fragrance oils will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind scent blend.
Natural Candle Additions
Natural doesn’t have to equal plain or boring. In candle making, you can use various candle-making supplies to enhance your creation’s appearance. You can add decoration to your candle by adding colorful powders and decorative botanicals to your wax. To keep your candles natural, we suggest using the following natural candle additions:
To add color to your candles, you can mix in one or more of our natural mica powders to your wax. We offer over 40 different colors. You can blend two or more colors together to make your own unique, custom color.
The amount of powder you use will determine how vibrant the candle turns out. Use just a little amount of powder for light, pastel candles, or mix in more powder to get deeper, richer colors.
Decorative Dried Botanicals
Another way to beautify your candles is to use decorative dried botanicals. We have a variety of dried botanicals, like flowers and herbs, that you can place around the outer edge of your candle mold or mix directly into the wax. Here are some of our favorite decorative dried botanicals:
- Cedar Tips
- Lavender Flower
- Orange Peel
- Peppermint Leaves
- Rose Buds & Petals
- Rose Hips
- Rosemary Leaves
You can shop for these decorative dried botanicals and more here.
Wholesale Candle Making Supplies
Bulk Apothecary is proud to offer wholesale candle making supplies for hobbyists and business owners alike. We sell wax, fragrance oils, and everything else you need to make candles.
Products are available in small and large quantities. Customers can purchase supplies in bulk to receive discounted pricing.
Visit our blog for the best tips and techniques on candle making. You’ll find everything form step-by-step instructions to recipes, and more!