There is nothing like having more than one color in a candle. You can combine various colors to suit your mood or the time of year.

You can literally make any color combination you want. What a colorful thought!

Supplies To Make Multi-Color Candles

  1. Wax
  2. Mould
  3. Stearin
  4. Scissors
  5. Thermometer
  6. Primed wicks
  7. Double boiler
  8. Kitchen scale
  9. Bowl of cool water
  10. Pencil, chopstick or wicking needle
  11. Red die disc, yellow dye disc and blue dye disc

Step 1

  1. Add the wick to the mould. To do this, follow Step 1 of the single color candle.

Step 2

  1. Divide your wax beads and stearin into 3 equal parts.
  2. Now, take one batch of your stearin and add it to your double boiler. Add the appropriate amount of one dye and let the stearin and dye dissolve.
  3. Then add one batch of wax to your double boiler.

Step 3

  1. Once the wax has reached pouring temperature, carefully pour into your mould.
  2. It’s important that you pour carefully. You do not want the wax to touch the sides of the mould. If this happens, the next layer of colored wax will be tainted.

Step 4

  1. Let wax cool until it is warm to the touch. The surface of the wax should be, at this point, slightly rubbery as a film of “skin” will have been created.
  2. When the wax has cooled, repeat steps 3 and 4 again, but this time use a different color and pour the new wax on top of the first color added to your mould.
  3. Note: When the last color has been added to your mould, place the mould in a bowl of cool water to let the candle cool. You will probably need to weigh the candle down in some way as candles naturally float. Do not put the mould in the water until the last color has been added to your mould.

Step 5

  1. Follow Step 5 of the single color candle.
Step 6
  1. Follow Step 6 of the single color candle.

Visual Steps:

Kandall Wick Says:

Although I have made this candle using a cone mould, please remember that you can make this candle using any other type of mould such as taper, square, etc. You can also make this candle in a jam jar, etc.

You can apply these principles to other candle making methods.

If you remember, previously I mentioned that using an old coffee percolator with a good pouring spout is a great idea. When making a multi-color candle, the coffee percolator really helps as the pouring spout helps ensure you don’t pour any wax on the sides of the mould.