How to Make a Colourful Wave Candle

Ride the wave with these groovy sculpture candles! Learn how to make your own colourful marble effect wave candle at home in 4 easy steps with our Wave Candle Making Kit.


Our Wave Candle Making Kits contain all the supplies you need:

  • wave silicone mould
  • coconut soy wax
  • wick
  • fragrance oil
  • stirring stick
  • coloured wax dye
  • mixing cups

Step 1 - Prep the Mould

Insert the wick through the hole in the silicone mould and guide it along the, through to the other end.

Hot Tip

Pinch or squeeze the ends of the silicone mould to reveal the hole. This will make it easier to insert the wick.

Use a seam ripper to guide the wick through the hole. You'll probably find one of these in your mum's sewing know, the one with the cookies on it. This is really helpful if you are using cotton braided wicks.

Step 2 - Melt the Wax

Melt 1 pouch of coconut soy wax using the double boiler method. Get a pot or pan and half fill it with water. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Add your wax to a heat proof jar (metal pitcher or glass measuring jar) and place it into the simmering water to melt. Make sure not to mix the wax with water!

Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in one bottle of fragrance oil ensuring it is well combined with the wax. Divide the wax between the mixing cups. Add a different dye into each cup of hot wax and stir to dissolve.

Allow the scented wax to cool for a few minutes. If you have a thermometer on hand, aim for a temperature of 50-55 degrees Celsius.

Hot Tip

Get a friend to help you mix the wax dye as the wax cools quickly. If you're having trouble dissolving the wax dye, simply re heat the wax following Step 2. It's ok if the wax dye is inside, heat will help it dissolve.

Step 3 - Pour the Wax

Get a friend to help you pour the wax, extra hands will help to control the placement of the coloured wax. Line up the 4 mixing cups along the mould to map out your desired colour combination. You should each hold 2 mixing cups and pour them into the mould next to each other, at the same time.

Allow the candle to set for 24 hours.

Hot Tip

Have fun experimenting with different colour combinations. Try making a gradient effect by adding increasing amount amounts of one colour wax dye to each cup to make different tones of the same colour. You can even keep one or two of the mixing cups free of wax dye to add a natural colour to your candle.

Step 4 - Demould

Once fully set, carefully demould the wave candle by loosening the silicone from the wax.

Make sure to wash away any residual wax from the silicone mould with warm water and clean dry before your next use. Repeat steps 1-4.

Candle Care Tips

Don't forget these hot tips to maximise the life of your candles:

  • Trim wick to 6mm before lighting
  • Light on heat-proof non-flammable surface
  • Place burning candles 10cm apart
  • Do not move a burning candle
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Avoid exposure to drafts and direct sunlight

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