Starting a Candle Making Business

Want to be a candle maker? Is candle making is popular and profitable? Yes, it’s a popular and money-making business these days. Looking into variety of candles in the market one can easily say that it’s getting popular day by day. We have some tips to start a candle making business.

Candles are the IN thing right now. It is no longer just for decor, the popularity and usefulness of candles have grown dramatically.

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Almost everyone use candles in their home, in baths, bedroom, and all the other rooms in the house, to build ambiance, to meditate, to sooth, relax, and calm. Thus, a candle making business is a profitable venture for anyone, especially for those first time entrepreneur as it is not a complicated process. It can be a home-based business that is both easy and inexpensive.

Identify the market of candles

Just like in any business, it is important to identify the target market first. Who do you want to sell to? This will give you an idea of what kind of candle you would like to focus on making. Beeswax candles generally for those people who are fond of natural products while aromatic or scented candles are for people who are into alternative therapies.

Plan where and how to sell your candles

Once your target market is identified, you should next think about where and how you will sell your products. Selling through the internet is a good option since it can easily be managed at the confined of your home. However, you might also like to consider a consignment agreement with stores in your area who sells the same or similar products. Tie-ups with events coordination is also a good idea as supplying for events like wedding and other parties can be a good venue for the business.

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Find a supplier

The basic materials needed for candle making are wax, wicks, molds, color tints and essential oils for scent. There are shops who can sell you everything you need in candle making business. It is best if you can find such a store as it will save you a lot of time. If you can’t find a one stop shop for candle making in your area, there are lots in the internet that gives reasonable prices without you having to order hundreds of pound of wax and other stuff. You can also try scouting yard sale and thrift shops for various items you can make use as decorative candle containers.

Register Candle Business

Before officially starting to sell your products on the internet, through stores in your area, tie-ups with events coordinator or any other means you thought of, it is best that you work on the necessary business permit and documents first. Information on these things is available through the websites of your municipality.

Sell your candle products and have fun

Have fun making your products and start selling them. You can get loads of ideas of what other type or design you want to try from the internet, magazines, and other shops and from friends and families.

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  • ssentongo robert said on November 5, 2009
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  • ssentongo robert said on November 5, 2009
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  • manjuanimon said on September 27, 2010
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  • DEEPKUL KHANDELWAL said on October 2, 2010
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  • jafar said on December 6, 2010
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  • Abhishek Bansal said on January 28, 2011
    I need to start the candle making business in Meerut,Modinagar (U.P.),India. will it be successful? Can i earn in large amount?
  • arun said on March 7, 2011
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  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 8, 2011
    @arun, do you know anything about your investment? This business can be started from couple thousands rupees and go upto millions. Let me know if you are planning for a home based candle making business then i will get some resources that will help you for sure.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • HASEENA BEGUM said on April 28, 2011
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  • bikash kumar said on May 17, 2011
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  • sunita seth said on June 6, 2011
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  • Pritam said on June 22, 2011
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  • mukesh kumar jaisawal said on June 26, 2011
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  • Priyanka S Bhagat said on August 22, 2011
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  • KAILAS ANDADE said on August 23, 2011
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  • A.C.PILLAI said on August 27, 2011
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  • birbal kumar said on September 24, 2011
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  • Linda said on October 6, 2011
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  • Preeta said on October 14, 2011
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  • Rajeev Kumar said on November 10, 2011
    Hi, I am Rajeev Kumar from Delhi and i want to start a small business. I am thinking about Candle Making Business, so can you suggest me how can I start, market of raw material, knowledge about candles and market for sell these candle.
  • aamna said on November 25, 2011
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  • rukmini said on December 2, 2011
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  • V. Girinath said on December 12, 2011
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  • sneha said on December 28, 2011
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  • ravi sankar said on December 28, 2011
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  • patil said on January 4, 2012
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  • MUBARAK GHULAM MEHDI said on January 10, 2012
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  • Jayshre Chohan said on January 25, 2012
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  • usha said on February 6, 2012
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  • arshia said on February 9, 2012
    sir,i want to the business of candle making in hyderabad,but i havent done any such course and i m interested to do it.i want full information about this line.whether it will b profitable or not and i want the addresses of institutes who offer this course and addresses of the material suppliers. thank u
  • sunil kumar said on February 10, 2012
    Sir, I want to starting candle making business in Meerut Utter Pradesh. But I have no deeply knowledge about candle making business. Kindly let me know about the following steps: -
    1. Cost of candle making machine.
    2. Row materials for candle making (like wax, thread, color etc.)
    3. How much spent in candle making business in small scale.
  • satish said on February 18, 2012
    i am at bangalore india i want to start candle industry to produce bulk pl any one help me in giving project
  • rajshree said on March 1, 2012
    i have start new small own low investment business home made candle / agarbati /soft toys making. so what can i do please any help me your institute. Rajshree Gangaram Chile
  • ricky said on March 5, 2012
    i would like to know where can i buy my candle supplies . for starting at home. in other words the candle kit supply or whatever you name it
  • daniel said on March 29, 2012
    hi i'm from hyderabad and i want to start candle making as business plz help me and guide me how to do and start
  • Bal said on April 1, 2012
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  • Jamal Mohamed said on April 6, 2012
    Sir/madam i'm from chennai from a quite surviving family, my father is helpless and but he has the desire to start candle making business with less investment, Any guidance regarding this candle business will make up our livelihood and will be thankful forever. contact: 7200324514, await ur reply
  • Medha said on April 13, 2012
    Hi, Thanks for all above information. I am from pune and i would like to start the candle making business at my home, so could u please send me more details about the raw material and mold suppliers from pune. The details will be highly appreciated
  • E.sulochana said on May 3, 2012
    I am in Gaziabad, U.P. State, Address is : Plot no. 40 Lalkaun, near state bank of India , Country : India. i would like to start the candle making business at my home, so could u please send complete details about the raw material and mold suppliers in New delhi. The details will be highly appreciated. My mobile no is 08800848084. So, the request. E. Sulochana 03/05/2012
  • jaleel beginner adviser said on May 12, 2012
    One of my brother started this business and he was loss, and lot of hard work in this candle making. So be careful...
  • Arul niranjan said on May 21, 2012
    Hi, I am Arul, belong to mysore, working at Bangalore BPO, having Plan to start candle making Business, I have plans upto to Export them $ i have lot of creative ideas about candles, so to achieve this i need to be success in the Initial stage, so advise me the initial investment, Production & market i can get the materials. Looking forward for your early Response, Thanks, Arul.
  • sham said on May 23, 2012
    @rukmini, I know few people who work on candle business who will provide material only, u have to manufacture and return to them. Bangalore
  • Sridhara S said on May 28, 2012
    Hi, I am just looking to work from home, making candles and earn money. Kindly let me know how to go about without investment. Will be expecting your call. Regards, Sridhara.S 9900260061
  • Lakshmikanth said on June 6, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, An Request to please help me in knowing that how to make candles, since i have an plan of starting candle making business in & around bangalore, also please confirm what could be the minimum investment, market to get the materials & to sale. Regards/M.Lakshmikanth Cell - 08940548864
  • khirod said on June 9, 2012
    dear sir/ madam, i m from Rourkela, odisha. I would like to start candle & chocolate making business. So please give me details about these. E-Mail: rock.khirodsahoo@gmail.com Mobile no.: 09437379160 / 09002340179
  • Balasaheb R. said on June 13, 2012
    Sir, I want to starting candle making business in Mumbai. But I have no deeply knowledge about candle making business. Kindly let me know about the following steps: -
    * Cost of candle making machine.
    * Row materials for candle making. (like wax, thread, color etc.)
    * How much spent in candle making business in small scale.
    Mob-9819859525
  • sonam said on June 27, 2012
    sir i want to start candle making business from Varanasi, please give me full details of raw materials needed and information about the local market. Also give information about, how much money needed for it?
  • suresh said on June 29, 2012
    Am living in Secunderabd / hyderabad india. Want to know where i can get the raw materials for making soap and candles. Thanks in advance.
  • Ramiz raja said on July 2, 2012
    i live in mumbra. i like this job . please contact 9175648495
  • Anil KUMAR said on July 2, 2012
    i want to know about mombatti business please tell me about that
  • sanjay said on July 2, 2012
    hello sir, i want to start candle making business from ujjain m.p. please give me details of candle making business /
  • gokula said on July 4, 2012
    hi i am interested in starting the candle making business, can u please help me with more details thanks in advance. gokula
  • vipin kumar said on July 13, 2012
    I Am Starting Candle Making Business, So Pls. Advise Me My Mob. No. 95550333125 & 9582448114
  • naresh said on July 19, 2012
    i want to start a candle making business please advise how it is and how much investment it takes my number is 9533055704
  • radhika said on July 23, 2012
    How can we get candle making machine. what is the cost in hyderabad. please let me know the details. contact radhika.lella@gmail.com
  • vathana said on July 23, 2012
    dear sir, am vathana from hyderabad. i like to start candle business from home initially and want to extend the job opportunity to my village people. will you please tell me the initial investment, materials needed and where can i get that in hyderabad and also in chennai, exporting ideas and also about the safety. thank you
  • Preethi said on August 4, 2012
    candle making business, i need mold supplying shops in hyderabad, Andhrapradesh, India.
  • pravat said on August 7, 2012
    sir/madam, i want to start candle making business in small scale. so please tell me HOW TO START-WHAT AND HOW MUCH MATERIALS, MACHINE ,MAN POWER , ESTIMATED CAPITAL,ANY GOVT. SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE. For that what is to be done and how can i get it. my business area is Bhubaneswar, odisha.
  • Dinesh said on August 19, 2012
    I want to start candle making business in mumbai or in Vasai. please suggest some classes from where i can learn to make different types of candles. suggest suppliers who supply raw materials... Thanks Dinesh
  • Dinesh bhatt said on August 20, 2012
    I want to start a less investment business like candle making pls give me information.
  • sathyanarayanareddy.B said on August 21, 2012
    sir, i am living at anantapur andhra pradesh. i want to start to candle making business. please give me instructions
  • Indhirani K said on August 23, 2012
    I am a triple post graduate. I want to start a small busiess at home. Is candle making a profitable one.I want to earn for better living beceause iam housewife, Will you please help me ? Thank you, Indhirani K
  • Gabriele said on August 24, 2012
    @Sham, @rukmini, I know few people who work on candle business who will provide material only, u have to manufacture and return to them. Bangalore, Could you please provide me with the details of persons in Bangalore? my email is anirmaladass@yahoo.co.in

    @Raghunath, Could you please provide me with the details of resources for a home based candle making business.
  • Nirmala said on August 24, 2012
    @Linda Please contact me, send me your email id. I can be of some help to you.
  • suranjan paul said on August 25, 2012
    I am from kolkata and want to start my own candle making business. could you help me from where I can get the training of making candle, from where i can get raw materials etc.
  • R Gayathri said on August 25, 2012
    i am from trichy. I am a MBA graduate. I want to start my own candle making industry. I need the full detail of how i can market my candle and get the order of foreign countries.
  • rukmini said on August 27, 2012
    I am staying in T Dasrahalli,Bangalore. I want to start my own candle making business from home where i get training and how i can market my candles , any buyback agreement industry is there ? Please give me the full details through mail.
  • Dileep kummar said on August 30, 2012
    I am from palakkad kerala India will you help me to sale my candlestick. my mob no 9288552651.
  • tanu said on August 30, 2012
    Hi, i have done Mba and wish to start a business with low investment. Can you please send me the details to start candle making business.
  • raheem.shaik said on August 31, 2012
    Dear sir, please give me detail for small range of candles making business, how much investment to start the work. please send me.
  • sugumaran said on September 2, 2012
    hi sir i am willing to do candle making business from home , i inquiry in trichy at bright candle , saraswathi candle etc all of them say as earn per day 1000 rupees with in few hours so i am also willing to start pls help me , i am located in perambalur -621212 near trichy district, tamilnadu state country india contact number 9788556633 thank u
  • G V RAM KUMAR said on September 3, 2012
    Sir / Madam; I am from Hyderabad. I am planning to start candle making business. In fact i'm very much interested in doing that. Please assist. My contact number is 9989299714. Thank You.
  • sumit garg said on September 7, 2012
    hi, i want to start designer candle making business from home. i want to do best in it. pls. assist me.i live in vaishali gaziabad. my contact no. is 9953515373.also pls. provide me from where i can get raw material. regards sumit
  • rahul said on September 7, 2012
    Sir I want to know the investment required for candle business and training institute for candle making in lucknow.
  • sujatha said on September 8, 2012
    hi, m sujatha want to start candle business, please help me to start the business. ph.no. 8985760133, hyderabad,A.P, INDIA.
  • krunal masrani said on September 12, 2012
    sir i am from gujrat surat. my mo number 8000202527. plz give me detail small birth day candle machine my e mail add ...krunalmasrani@ymail.com, plz sand me
  • Ganesh said on September 13, 2012
    Dear Frds, i want start candle business in mysore how can i start, Pls guide me 9620026920
  • bhaskar said on September 14, 2012
    hi sir pls send the full details as i am interested to build a candle industry.
  • GWAZA PETER said on September 14, 2012
    Am in k'la uganda, i have a small candle business i want to expand. where can i get cheap wax from. send info on 0792710407
  • saji said on September 18, 2012
    Sir / Madam; I am from Hyderabad. I am planning to start candle making business home based. In fact i'm very much interested in doing that. I want to the details about how much to invest and where can i get the raw material .Please assist. pls send me details through mail. Thank You.
  • ranjeet kumar said on September 19, 2012
    sir, i fond of start my career in candle making business so please assist me and send some details on my mail id --ranjeetc000@gmail.com and if any buddy have related about this then please also welcome for his guidance. my contact no is--8285500273. Thanks, Ranjeet kumar
  • Ritesh said on September 19, 2012
    Hi sir, i am ritesh from bihar, west champaran. i want to start Candle making business from home but i dont have knowledge how to start business, please give me information about investment, machine and equipment and raw material. where can i get candle raw material and equipment? please assist me by mail. thanks
  • manoj said on September 20, 2012
    Am from palakkad. can u please tell me that from where i get the raw material for candle making in palakkad
  • radhikag said on September 22, 2012
    vijayawada is my business location i want to do candle making business at home in small scale. please give me suggestions my place is vijayawada.
  • radhikag said on September 22, 2012
    vijayawada, andhrapradesh, india. for candle making business at home in small scale.
  • Hae Krishna said on September 23, 2012
    Hi, I want to start my own business in candle making..Kindly suggest the best way to start in Varanasi and also scope..
  • madhukar prasad said on September 23, 2012
    Hello, I am 60 years of age. worked for 35 years in service. But of no usw. want to start my own candle making business. let me know the raw materials, kits and govt licenses required for this business. i stay at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. please let me know the other business which i can start from home. waiting for your guidance. god bless you.
  • Niyaz .I said on September 24, 2012
    kindly give the details about how to start a candle making company and production materials, sales etc

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