How To Choose The Best Essential Oil And Which Oils To Use?

Every essential oil can be used in DIY candles. However, we have a few winning combinations that you might like!

Be sure to measure correctly before you start with this part of our candle making kit tips.

Tunneling, Mushrooming And Soot

There are also concerns for novice and expert candle-makers, such as excess soot, mushrooming, or tunneling.

Dealing Now With Soot

Incorrect wick size is one of the main causes of soot production. Too large wicks will produce more soot. It is vital to measure your candle’s dimensions and ensure that it is the correct size.

Excessive soot caused by synthetic colours or fragrances can also occur. Therefore, we recommend using Essential Oils.


As the name suggests, mushrooms are caused by wicks that burn too quickly. The wax starts to absorb the wick and creates a buildup resembling a mushroom. The excess carbon makes up the majority of this buildup. You can prevent candlewick mushrooming by using smaller wicks.


Tunneling is a serious concern when DIY candle-making. Sometimes the candle burns too far in the centre, leaving a hole. Tunneling is the term for this. This decreases the flame time of the candle as well as the productivity. It is important to ensure that your candle does not catch on fire. If the candle is still creating tunnels, make sure to check the wick. The wick might be too small for your candle.

Patience And Attention To Detail Are Key.

Candle making is simple but not easy. It is important to be patient and pay attention to details throughout the whole process. Cooling candles can take anywhere from 24-48 hours to cool down, up to a full week for soy or scented candles.

It is crucial to keep your workspace tidy and to always heat and clean any containers and moulds. Make sure you keep an eye on the temperature and trim the ends of the wicks before you light!

Keep Practicing And Perfecting!

You won’t be able to make the perfect candle if you only follow these tips and other DIY candle making steps. Make sure to keep practicing DIY candle making. Part of the fun is learning from mistakes.

You will soon master the art of candle making by using our tips.

It is unlikely that you will master DIY candle making in your first attempt. Continue practicing, and you will become a better candle maker by using our DIY candle-making instructions and candle-making tips. Learn to experiment with colour and scents and create your customizations.

Keep The Temperature In Check

You must pay attention to the temperature when the wax is being used to make candles. Different wax types have different melting temperatures and pouring temperatures. It is important to be aware of this when making candles.

For palm wax, the melting point is slightly higher. Once the mixture reaches temperature, melt it until it reaches temperature. Then add your fragrance. To prevent it from hardening in the containers, pour the mixture as quickly as possible.