How much wax will I need to make my candles?

To determine how much wax you will need, first you need to decide on what container you want to use. We provide the "Wax weight to fill line" in ounces for each of our containers in the description. Once you have this information then you'll want to decide how many candles you want to make. Here's the basic formula:

(ounces of wax per container) X (number of containers) = (ounces needed)

(ounces needed) ÷ 16 (ounces in 1 pound) = (pounds of wax needed)

For example, let's say you wanted to make 25 candles in our 8oz candle tins. The wax weight to fill line is 4.8oz.

4.8 x 25 = 120

120 ÷ 16 = 7.5

In this example you would need at least 7.5 pounds of wax to make 25 8oz candle tins. It is always a good idea to round up this number. It's always better to have a little wax left over than to not have enough!

 

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