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The Double Boiler Method For Candle Making

Candles have been around for a long time as they have been used specifically to light up a room, but over time candles and candle -making has progressed into a way to not only spread light but add a specific aroma to a space as well as add a piece of décor to one's home.

To begin we’d like to note that there are many ways to craft candles and there is no one perfect way to craft your candles, but there are ways of candle-making that have been proven to produce well crafted candles such as the double boiler method.

What is a double boiler?


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A double boiler for candle making melts something inside a container that’s sitting in a boiling pot of water, there are three main things you would need in order to create your double boiler:

  1. A heat source: stove top or a hot plate
  2. Pot of boiling water
  3. Pitcher or measuring glass that will sit  inside the pot

How Double Boiler For Candle Making Works:


Double boiler for candle making


When it comes to candle-making a pouring pitcher is usually utilized to achieve this method, you would begin by grabbing an old pot that is either already in your kitchen or from the store. Then you would place the pot which is fairly bigger in width than your pouring pitcher and fill it about halfway with water and place your pouring pitcher with wax inside the pot of boiling water.

Caution: It is important that the container holding your wax can resist the temperature of boiling water 185°F - 212°F

Other Supplies:

Thermometer:  It is important to monitor the temperature of candle wax while it’s melting.

Helpful Tip:

Set your double boiler at medium to medium-high heat. Boiling water can get into your wax if the temperature gets too high and the water begins to bubble and splash.



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    standard candle melting pot

    This Standard candle melting pot is a must-have for DIY candles. Our melting pot has been an industry standard for over 60 years. It holds up to about 4 pounds of melted wax. Double boil wax with the addition of our steamer pot to prevent the wax from overheating.

    The body of this standard candle melting pot is a thick aluminum cup. It is easy to clean and it is fast to conduct heat. The opening handle is anti-scald. It is safe for you. The mouth is designed as an eagle diversion mouth for an easy pour. With this melting pot, it won’t take long to get the wax melted. Just put your wax in the pot, heat it, and that’s it. Once that’s done, grab the handle and pour as needed. You’ll find that the handle and exterior of the pot stay close to the temperature of the room you’re working in.

    The inside traps the heat inside well and doesn’t allow the wax to stick to the surface when you’re ready to wash it out. Excellent heat conductivity helps the wax to cool down really quickly. Nonstick and easy to wash with soap and water.

    For more candle making information, please visit our candle making instructions page.

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    A thermometer is an essential tool for candle making, as wax is very temperature-sensitive.

    Our thermometers have a large, easy to read display. The attached red ball is made of wood, so it always stays cool enough to touch. The metal clip allows you to clip it right to your melting pot for convenience.

    Temperature range is 75 – 400° F, in 5 degree increments.

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