How to Sell Candles

Isn’t it nice if you can find a job which will not just give you an extra income but even a lot of fun? Yes, this is something that is actually attainable these days. And if making candles is one of your hobbies, you can actually turn it into something that can generate money that you can use for your everyday living.

Learn the secrets on how to sell candles easily.

Candle making has long been a business that is being loved by many people because of the fact that aside from them enjoying the work involved, they also have the chance to earn some money that they need for their daily survival.

Pricing the Candles

The price of the candles is very much important for this will be the thing that will determine how much you can make out of the business. The first thing that you must do is to identify first how much your product must be. How will you do this? You must figure out how much an ounce of the wax costs and those of some additives like the color, scent, vybar, stearic acid, petro and the likes. When you already determined how much an ounce costs, you must find out how many ounces are there in a single candle and then multiply it with the cost that you have computed earlier for one ounce. In case that the candle comes in the container, its cost must also be part of the computation. It will also not hurt if you will add the estimated cost of your packaging and wick to finally come up with the sum total.

Things to Know

The pricing of the candles can be really tricky at times. You will surely not want your products to be underpriced or even high priced for that matter since nobody will surely want to buy them. Always be updated of the schemes in the candle market by being keenly observant and take note of the types as well as sizes of the candles that are sold in stores. People will surely be more motivated to buy candles that are handcrafted, with creative marketing as well as packages that will surely catch anyone’s eyes.

Strategies to Attract Buyers

There are various ways on how to sell candles. The first thing that you can do is to join in craft fairs and shows. You can also acquire market through selling them in flower shops, gift shops in your area and the likes. You can also organize a home candle party so that your product will be more promoted. You might also help others through fundraising activities in churches and schools. You can also easily sell your candles if you will a booth rented out in craft mall of flea market. You can also be the hosts of certain parties situated in trailer parks, retirement homes, recreation halls and the likes.

Tips in Selling Candles

Make sure that you will display your candles in an organized and neat way but at the same time, creative and attracting. See to it that your candles are also not too much crowded so that each of them will be easily seen.


  • alex said on July 23, 2012
    i would like to start candle business in trvandrum(kerala)pls give me that details abt moulds, machinery, price etc....
  • tin-tin said on September 26, 2012
    for curiosity to know the markets for the candles and types people want around the world.
  • mitesh kumar said on October 13, 2012
    i would like to start candle business please c me 08560909242 ahemdabad
  • BALAKRISHNAN said on February 26, 2014
    I like to start candle making. i am from payyannur,kannur,kerala,india
  • sindhu said on June 26, 2014
    I would like to start candle making business from cochin. Let me know about getting the raw material and buy back of the product.
  • padma singaram said on July 8, 2015
    Please advise how to sell candles


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