Starting a Home Based Candle Business

One of the known successful multinational companies, Proctor and Gamble, was started by a humble candle maker. And based from the data from the National Candle Association, it is estimated that the candle industry amounts to around $2.3 billion.

With this information, there is basically a lot of room for somebody like you who want to start a home based candle business.

Do you know that one of the successful multi-national companies Proctor and Gamble was started by a candle maker in 1837 and became a multi-million business only after 20 short years. This feat is something that was impossible and hard to emulate then. You too can make it to the hilt of financially success like the company of Proctor and Gamble in spite that this time is already modern. If we will use the information provided by the National Candle Association, the industry of candle-making is estimated to be around $2.3 billion and this alone does not include candle accessories. So basically there is a good and reasonable space for starting a home based candle business for everyone. Everybody, including you have the potential to make it big in this lucrative industry.

How then can you board on this good business idea and don that entrepreneurial cloth and start being financially successful? Here are several tips on how you can start this business:

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The Basic of Starting a Home Based Candle Business

There is no doubt that the most basic of how staring a home based candle business is the candle-making process itself. It is already understood that you have to have first-hand knowledge on candle-making. You can get this knowledge by enrolling on some crash course seminar about candle making. You can even try out several online tutorial lessons if you want to. The important thing is that you do it yourself and from there starting a home based candle business is already half-way done.

Be Definite About Your Product When Starting a Home Based Candle Business

In any business, it is important to know on the side of the entrepreneur what kind of product or services he will provide the customer. This rule is the same way with starting home based candle business. You have to know for example if your candle will be made of paraffin candle or the traditional beeswax. You have to choose what specialization you should pursue in starting a home based candle business. Are you going for those candles appropriate for special occasions like Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter, Birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or are you going for those aromatic candles. Or are you going to create candles that are traditional in function rather than the votive, floating, boxed festive candles. You have to be definite about this.

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554 Comments

  • sweta said on February 1, 2010
    gulbarga karnataka, from where i can get wax in gulbarga. plz help
  • kishor Dagaduji Mapari said on March 13, 2010
    I want to start candle business in chikhalthana, dist.: aurangabad, maharashtra. so please advice me how to start & where i can get raw material, machinery.
  • p.pramod said on April 8, 2010
    i want to start a candle making business at kannur, kerala. can u help me
  • Catrenia said on May 20, 2010
    Is there a place in Memphis TN that sales wax and scents at wholesale price? Thank you
  • viju said on June 23, 2010
    i am located in BIJAPUR, Karnatak, INDIA. It is district place in karnatak. I want to start a candle making business here. plz help me out.
  • praj said on July 14, 2010
    i am located in banglore. i want to start a home based candle making business
  • kristiana Acquah said on August 12, 2010
    I want to start a home based candle business in Tema, Ghana. I have learned how to make the candle online but now how to make a living with it. please help.
  • james said on September 27, 2010
    hi I am from Cochin, Kerala. I want to start candle making buisness , plz advise
  • manjuanimon said on September 27, 2010
    hi, can u pls give me the advice about how to start and where i can get raw material or machinery in wholesale price in kerala, i am from karunagappally.
  • ranjith said on October 20, 2010
    hai i would like to start candle making business.what are the requirements to start the business.i am from kerala,thrissur.my contact no is 7736698311
  • asha said on December 2, 2010
    hey! i have basic knowledge of candle making...pls help me starting with the business
  • Salma said on December 18, 2010
    Hi, i'm salma 23yr old staying in bangalore. i want to start up my won candle making industry. i have no idea how to proceed and the procedure and the rules and regulation. kindly let me know in detail about the procedure and rule and regulation how much investment is needed and place and where can i get the material. and let me know is it possible to get the business form already established candle making industry. kindly do reply. waiting for your response, regards, salma.
  • Anu said on January 22, 2011
    hi, I am anu from Kerala. I would like to start a candle making unit in Kerala, Kottayam. What r the procedures and rules to start a candle making unit. And how much capital i require? what r the machineries i want to purchase? if any govt quota wax I can get? where can i get raw materials? so many doubts i have . Please give a detailed advice. i am waiting for u r response. regards anu
  • Girish said on January 26, 2011
    hi, my name is Girish and I want to start candle manufacturing unit in bangalore pls help me and i want your guidance on it.
  • Vijay Kumar said on January 29, 2011
    Hi This is Vijay fro mohali and i want to start the candle making business but i don't know that how to start it. what r the machinery which is required for this.Please help. Regards. Vijay Kumar
  • babu said on February 2, 2011
    hello, I desire to develop a candle manufacture unit could you please give detailed project report
  • sthembile zwane said on February 2, 2011
    would love to open up my own candle making business. pls tell me what materials do I need to start. I LIVE IN Matsapha sw2aziland, Southern Africa
  • Saleesh Samuel said on February 2, 2011
    Hi My name is Saleesh Samuel, am from Bangalore. I'm put up at RT Nagar. I would like to know in details about the candle making business, Information like the cost to set up, materials availability and cost and other information. Kindly mail me these information or you can contact me on my mobile: 9900531253.
  • Pradeep said on February 4, 2011
    hi my name is pradeep from mumbai. I want to start the candles making business but i don't know that how to start it. Please help me.
  • babu said on February 10, 2011
    hai my name is babu am from pathanamthitta i like to start one candle business and i want to know were i can buy the machinery and where i can get the row materials please help me to send the useful links.................
  • Gafoor said on February 10, 2011
    Hi, i am gafoor i want to start candle making unit at thrissur. please help me
  • Ayush said on February 23, 2011
    Hi, I am based in Bangalore, India. I would like to start a Candle making business and I am looking out for information on how to start business? what are resources etc. Please help.
  • BERTIN said on February 24, 2011
    Hi, I am from Pondicherry, i would like to start a home based candle making unit, if any one having experience and interested in this field can join hands with me in Pondicherry. please help me to start a business.
  • SANAL K A said on March 1, 2011
    Hi, My name is Sanal from Kerala. I want to start the candles making business. Please give a detailed advice. My No is +91 99612 12080 and email sanalka3@gmail.com. I am waiting for Your response. Rds, Sanal
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 1, 2011
    @SANAL K A, how big is your plan? Is it your hobby and you want to make it a business now. Do you have any experience in it yet? Let me know these.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Preeti said on March 4, 2011
    hi, I am south Delhi based housewife and now wants to start my own candle manufacturing unit but have a very less idea about good candle making machineries, dyes and good quality waxs available in the market and what shall be my initial investment and returns thereby please help me to start this business
  • syed said on March 16, 2011
    Hi I am Syed based in Bangalore, planning to start small scale industry in candle manufacturing. Kindly advise and provide the information pertaining to start a new business. i can be contactable on my ID syedatha06@gmail.com or 9880131106
  • anand said on April 9, 2011
    hi this is anand , i like to start small candle making unit in gulbarga its dist place in karnataka state india . Help me 9538512022
  • Bilu said on April 11, 2011
    i want to start a small scale candle manufacturing unit in TRIVANDRUM, give me advice about the machinery, dyes and good quality wax etc
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 11, 2011
    @Bilu, Hi Bilu, There are lots of technologies used in candle making business. Now new technologies make candle making much easier. People are using automated mechanism which help in saving time, man hours and cutting down cost. I can say candle manufacturing business is quite simple and it run on certain formulation. Materials use in making candle are wax, molds, thermometer, double boiler and wick. You can buy all these materials from your local market or you can buy it online as well. I will suggest you to invest more on candle making machine if you are really serious on this business.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • dnyaneshwar nhavi said on April 14, 2011
    hi, i really want to start a candle manufacturing unit. give me some tips how to start it.
  • Janani Parthasarathy said on April 25, 2011
    Hi I am interested to involve myself in setting up a new candle making unit at home ( small ) ; Let me know the pool of people who are already working on this and who would guide me in Chennai (9962412721); How do one find market to sell their candles ?
  • Rahamathulla said on June 3, 2011
    hi i am interested to start a candle making business. so pls give me a advice to start it.
  • Ganesh Sable said on June 16, 2011
    hi, my name is ganesh. i m 22years old. me and my elder sister wants to start a small scale industry business in candle making.. however my sis has a knowledge and experience of candle making... now we want to start our own home based business at khopoli, dist- raigad, maharashtra, india... my mobile number is +919767870540 can you please guide us how to start, how and from where to get raw material, supplier, quotation and all.. please help us out as soon as possible... i m waiting pls contact. thank you.
  • G.Margret said on June 19, 2011
    hai,friends this is my request regarding part-time job for making candle works..
  • Ram Mohan said on June 26, 2011
    I am from bangalore and my wife wants to start this business. Request anybody to advice on this.
  • M.SENTHILKUMAR said on June 27, 2011
    I am living in Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, INDIA. I like to prepare candles from home. Any available in Coimbatore for this work. please help me and advice me.
  • saba wilson said on July 20, 2011
    i'm living in karaikal[state:pondycherry].i would like to prepare candle from home.so please tell me what is the procedure to buy the incense for that..and the who is the wholesaler for wax and candle making machines....please help me.....
  • PRAKASH PAWAR said on July 25, 2011
    i am living in dhrwad karnataka. i like prepare candle from home so plz tell me supplier and collect the candles from home in KARNATAKA ONLY
  • Baskaran said on July 30, 2011
    I am living in Puducherry, Tamil nadu, INDIA. I like to prepare candles from home. If u have any Raw material supplier with buy back in Puducherry . please help me and advice me. my contact no : +91 9944472329
  • janardhanan n.m said on August 16, 2011
    I am an ex- serviceman, living in kannur dist: kerala, i like to start candle making and marketing from home, from where I can get essential training, and also I would like to know whether there is any raw material supplier with buy back in kerala. Please advice me. my contact no: 0091 9562966240 My location is Thalassery,kannur (Dist:), Kerala, India
  • janardhanan n.m said on August 16, 2011
    I am living in kerala, I like to start candle making and marketing from home. From where I can get essential training and also I would like to know whether there is any raw material supplier with buy back in KERALA.Please advice me, my contact no:0091 9562966240
  • asharudeen said on August 19, 2011
    hai how are u sir i am in pudukottai i want to make candle making business i am really interested to do this business please give advice for me
  • Balwinder Singh said on August 30, 2011
    Sir/Madam, I belong to the state Himachal Pradesh. I want to set up a home made candle manufacturing unit. I have own building and a lot of space and sufficient fund as well as a lot of ex-poser for my business. Kindly guide me. Thanks & regards, Balwinder Singh b2rajput@yahoo.co.in
  • mahesh said on September 5, 2011
    i'm interested to do candle manufacturing business in bangalore, pls let me know details
  • sathish said on September 6, 2011
    i am from chennai i like to prepare candles please let me know details
  • Albert said on September 10, 2011
    Hi am from Bangalore, i have been manufacturing candles, but i have stopped cause am not getting the wax for cheaper rate, to compete in the market, pl z let me know where to get cheaper price around India.
  • Srinevasan said on September 16, 2011
    Sir/Madam i am from chennai, i have been manufacturing candles, but i don't know wherever i sale my bulk candles or how it is sale to export or import. And wherever i get wax with cheapest rate. Pl. send detail to my email id - sst963@gmail.com Thanking you.
  • Abdul said on September 19, 2011
    Hi, I like to start a candle business ASAP, can you give me details on that.... My home town is Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu). Thanks.
  • smith said on September 30, 2011
    hi, I want to start candle business in banglore. Can you suggest me where can i get wax and molds in cheaper rate? One more thing, i don't know the market situation so, please tell me after manufacturing candles how can i sell and export all those and get benefited from the business. thanks smith
  • VENKATESH TN said on October 2, 2011
    sir, i want to start candle business in bangalore can you suggest me where can i get wax of wholesale price in cheaper rate of chennai wax so please inform to me immediately i want do own business. my email: tnvenkatesh2910@gmail.com, mob no.9036601315 & 7899342265
  • Raghavan said on October 17, 2011
    i want to start Making candles as my hobby Could you Pls suggest me where can i get wax for wholesale price in cheaper rates in chennai So please inform to me immediately. my email: ragk_van@hotmail.com
  • davinder singh said on October 27, 2011
    hi , i want to make different types of candle as my hobby. i know all about the stuff to make candles. can u tell me where to buy supplies on wholesale rates in amritsar , punjab. any suggestion will be welcomed . my id is : singhsoormey@ymail.com
  • Prakash said on October 27, 2011
    I am interested candle business so more details tell me 9865274302
  • Kumar said on November 6, 2011
    i want to start candle make business in chennai. pls send to me the details about how can i sales and export to other area and production details also.
  • maganlal narayan kanthe said on November 18, 2011
    hi i am maganlal narayan kanthe from satara in maharashtra, i am interested to start candle business in my city, but i have short information about candle business, please advice me about regularly use candle manufacturing business. my contact manag_kanthe@rediffmail.com
  • v.j.laavanya said on November 19, 2011
    i am interested candle business so more details tell me my email id - v.j.laavanyabruse206@gmail.com
  • Archana said on December 5, 2011
    I am very much interested in candle business, pls let me know the further details to proceed. Thank you.
  • brijesh said on December 8, 2011
    hi i am brijesh can you please let me know what is the scope of candle making business in kannur(kerala) and how to start up the business ,how much initially investment is required basically all steps to go about it i know lots of questions but hope you will answer it, thanks
  • Gopu said on December 12, 2011
    I am Gopu from cuddalore, Tamilnadu.I am an unemployed. I want to do business. I had undergone training for candle making. But my economic status is low. Please give idea for getting loans for candle making
  • p.sakthivel said on December 17, 2011
    hi i would do like strat a candle business in tirunelveli (dst), tamilnadu, india. how to sell my candle
  • p.sakthivel said on December 17, 2011
    hi would like start a candle business in tirunelveli(dst), tamilnadu, india. how do marketing my candle to foreign country
  • Joseph said on December 19, 2011
    i am at Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India where did i get the raw material to do wax candles and maker of candles. Any agent may get back my candles from my city. I need the details plz help me.. or Any small scale business also i prefer
  • Hari N said on January 12, 2012
    Sir/Madam, I am living in kerala(Trivandrum). I would like to start candle making and marketing from home. From where I can get essential training and also I would like to know whether there is any raw material supplier with buy back in KERALA especially in TRIVANDRUM. Can I get any person's contact details doing this business in Trivandrum/Kollam.Please advice me, my contact no:+91 9846882019 My mail id:adventurekoncepts@gmail.com. Thank you very much. Yours Hari N
  • renji said on January 16, 2012
    Hi, i'm renji 28yr old staying in kerala. i want to start up my own candle making industry. i have no idea how to proceed and the procedure and the rules and regulation in kerala. kindly let me know in detail about the procedure and rule and regulation how much investment is needed and place and where can i get the material. and let me know is it possible to get the business form already established candle making industry. kindly do reply. waiting for your response, regards, renji.
  • PRASHANT said on January 19, 2012
    HI I AM PRASHANT FROM BAILHONGAL(BELGAUM). I WANT TO START MY OWN CANDLE MAKING,SO IF U PLEASE HELP ME
  • KANNAKI said on January 20, 2012
    Hai, I am kannaki, from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, i would like to start up candle making business. Please help me with the details.
  • krishna said on January 22, 2012
    I am located in goa. i am interested in candle business, i want to start a home based candle making business, plz advise.
  • Revathi said on February 8, 2012
    Hi. Me & my friend want to start a small candle business from home in pondicherry, India. can i know how much will be our investment, where to get raw materials.
  • sandeep said on February 12, 2012
    hi i am sanndeep. i like to start a candle business in ernakulam, can u give me the details with any buyback scheme
  • Karthik said on February 14, 2012
    I wish to start candle business in home based. Can you tell the formalities..
  • ashish kumar said on February 15, 2012
    i want to start candle business in delhi please inform me where i will contact
  • saichandran said on February 17, 2012
    Hello friend, i'm doing candle making . Any one interest contact saichandran3@gmail.com
  • SAJI M.CHACKO said on February 18, 2012
    We are the leading candle manufactures, Fancy candles, Gel candles, Scented candles, etc.....in Kerala.We are giving training for candle manufacturing, Raw Materials, Moulds etc....... Contact for details. vtechpala@gmail.com
  • prabhu kvm said on February 22, 2012
    i like to start a home based candle business in tanjore.can u give me the formalities plz,.
  • Ajay Mohandas said on February 24, 2012
    Hi am from bangalore would like to know more about the business for my earning as part time. kindly respond to this mail id ajaysm0810@gmail.com , 9900084090, 9008601404
  • sasikala said on February 25, 2012
    Hi i am Sasikal, for Chennai. I like to start candle business from home. All type of candles available here. But how to sale in local areas @exports please help me.
  • G.Rajasekaran. said on February 26, 2012
    Hi, I would like to start the candle business. I have knowledge of candle making process, can you tell me the technical details of paraffin wax and how to purchase & marketing.
  • Samson C.T said on March 1, 2012
    please help me where get the raw material for candle making machine in chennai
  • ashok buktar said on March 1, 2012
    send me some contact number of candle company that helps me to start candle comp
  • R.HEMANTH KUMAR said on March 5, 2012
    I want to start home based candle manufacturing in Bangalore, Vijaynagar.
  • balananoop said on March 5, 2012
    i want to start a candle making business at tiruvalla, kerala. can u help me
  • VIVEK said on March 6, 2012
    I am Vivek from Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka. I want to start candle business in my own place. Please guide me about Wholesale candle wax price, nearby available dealers, and also about wholesale plain candle moulds.
  • Nazeer beginner adviser said on March 10, 2012
    U can start candle business just 2000 rs. I help u to start anywhere in india. email TECHNAZEER@YAHOO.Com, mobile: 09633652470 kerala

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  • Nazeer beginner adviser said on March 10, 2012
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  • Avinash dhar dubey said on March 11, 2012
    I want to start candle making business in bangalore. please tell me where i can get wax and other candle making necessary materials at hole sale price in bangalore.
  • Dinesh said on March 12, 2012
    I want start candle making business. Bidar- karnataka-india
  • LOGESH KUMAR .T said on March 20, 2012
    i want start candle making , how to get a wax & how to get dealer i dont know pls help my mobile no;9677828710. my email id ; logeshkumart@gmail.com
  • Mallika Arjuna said on March 21, 2012
    I want to start Home based Candle Business in Chennai (Peravallure) - Near Perambur. Can you tell the formalities... This is my contact Mail Address and Phone Nos.. mallika23472@gmail.com ph: +919940291339/+919171524243
  • M.BABU said on March 22, 2012
    I want to start candle making business in Palamaner chittoor dist. please tell me where i can get wax and other candle making necessary materials at wholesale price in bangalore.
  • Devarajaiah.k said on March 28, 2012
    Dear sir, i want to start candle business in banglore, presently i am in sales field is it worth to start candle business please tell me the more information, Thanking you. Devarajaiah.k(9591450699)
  • Bal said on March 31, 2012
    I am interested in Candle business in Trivandrum , Kerala. Please tell me more information, my no: 9020645717
  • r. mahaligam said on April 2, 2012
    i am making candle in virudhachalam cuddalore(dist)tamil nadu i want to know that were the candle sold and were the candle making kit can be bought plz help me this my ph.9786223097
  • kundan kumar said on April 2, 2012
    hi i would like to start small candle business in gurgaon. My mob no is 8800094586......please help
  • jai ganesh said on April 6, 2012
    I want start candle making in tirupur (tamil nadu) , how to get a wax & how to get dealer i dont know pls help my mobile no;9943704100. my email id ;jaigana123@gmail.com
  • zibiah said on April 10, 2012
    I am zibiah from nagappatinam, Tamil nadu, India. i started candle business and i don't know where to sell them in wholesale, can you help me?
  • AJAY K MISHRA said on April 10, 2012
    Goodevng sir, i want to start a candle business. please help me out from where i can the materials. Regards from Ajay k mishra, mumbai maharashtra, INDIA. Mob=09821990823
  • Usha said on April 16, 2012
    Hi, i'm usha, from bangalore, wanted to start a business- candle making, i want the details regarding this. Plz revert to my mail ID usha.jayaram1981@gmail.com. regard's usha
  • M.Namachivayam said on April 18, 2012
    Hi, i'm namachivayam 27yr old staying in sivagangai,(tamil nadu). i wand to start up my won candle making (home making). i have no idea how to proceed and the rules and regulation. kindly let me know in details. how much investment is needed. and where can i get the material. kindly do reply. waiting for your response, thanks regards. M.Namachivayam, Sivagangai.
  • V. Franklin said on April 25, 2012
    Let me know the prospects of starting a home-based industry for candle making. Let me also know the total investment required and the marketing possibilities. With regards, Thanks

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