Jul 3, 2012


Here are a few candles made by me...

Candle making is a highly relaxing pasttime

and a great stress buster too...

To make these candles you need the following things...
  • Paraffin wax
  • Wick
  • Candle mould(available in craft stores)
  • Coconut oil
  • Wax colors (you can even use wax crayons)
  • Vessel for melting the wax
  • Mseal or chappati dough
  • A pencil or stick
  • Oil the inside it the candle mould
  • Melt the wax till it becomes clear and watery( do not let it smoke)
  • Add the desired wax colors.Mix well.
  • Dip the wick in the wax . Cool. Thread it through the hole in the mould.Hold it in position .
  • Seal the hole through which the wick is threaded with some Mseal or even chappati dough (Seal properly or melted wax will pour out through it)
  • Pour the wax into the mould..
  • Hold the wick in the center position with the help of a pencil(Tie one end of of the wick to a pencil or stick.When the wax sets,the wick will be in the center)
  • Leave it undisturbed for 6 hours to set.
  • Unmould carefully.(If needed dip the mould in warm water)
  • Your candle is now ready!


  1. Wow! Superb... Big colorful candle Very Nice Akka...

  2. Made by you????? Superb.

    Ahaa ... that is why They are So Beautiful & Wonderful !!

    மிகப்பெரிய அச்சுவெல்லம் போலவும், மோதமொழங்க உள்ள பெரிய பருப்புத் தேங்காய்க்கூடு போலவும் [அதுவும் கலர்கலராகச்] செய்து அசத்தியுள்ளீர்களே!
    அருமையாக உள்ளதுங்க. மனமார்ந்த பாராட்டுக்கள்.

    1. Thanx for the nice comments,Sir...
      Even I felt the yellow one looked like achuvellam :)

  3. wow! that's really very interesting. lovely candles. Where to buy paraffin wax Ushaben also I would like to know in which shop can I get zinc oxide?

    Mira’s Talent Gallery

    :-) Mira

    1. Mira,
      Paraffin wax chips are available in Naatu marundhu shops or even craft material shops.
      Zinc oxide is brought frm hardware/paint shops.

  4. unique shaped candles..nice explanation! they look like achu vellam as you people said!

    1. Thank you,Mahi...Sorry I could not peep into my blog all these days...