A Comprehensive Guide To Candle Moulds

Candlemaking trends change and evolve constantly. Older methods of candlemaking are reintroduced with new designs and techniques. While moulded candles are a tradition for centuries, they have gained newfound popularity. The makers are constantly coming up with innovative ways to modernize these traditional candles. Today, almost anything is available on the market, including bubble candles and body moulds.

A mould candle refers to any candle made from wax that has been poured into a specific shape and allowed to harden before it is lit. Three important things to remember when making a free-standing candle: The first is the wax and the second is the mould. Finally, you need to think about the wick.

Moulded candles are a great addition to any collection. Moulded candles allow you to expand your collection in ways that jar candles are not able to. Moulded candles are another option. The cost of jars keeps rising, while their availability is decreasing.

The initial cost of mould(s), especially for free-standing candles, can be very high. You can reuse your mould multiple times if you buy high-quality candle moulds that are well-maintained.

What Wax Should Be Used For Moulded Candles?

You must select a strong wax to ensure that your candle does not move around in a container. Moulded candles are made from a variety of waxes such as paraffin, beeswax or palm wax. Look for waxes with a melting point of less than 140°F.

Some waxes are more resistant to heat than those used in containers. Container wax should not be used to make a freestanding candle for several reasons. It is almost impossible to remove highly soft waxes from your moulds, such as coconut wax or certain soy and other waxes. There is a good chance that any fine details in your mould were left behind if you can pull out a container wax candle. The person who burns the candle should be ready to clean up any oily residue that forms from it.

A wax that is specifically designed for mould candles will work well with the appropriate moulds and wicks.

How Can I Select The Best Mould?

After you have chosen the wax that you wish to use, you need to pick a mould. Here we’ll be looking at two of the most common types: silicone and metal.

Moulds Made Of Metal

For candles with simple shapes and smooth surfaces, metal moulds are an excellent option. They are very robust and work well with high melting waxes. The cost of metal moulds is lower than that of silicone moulds. Metal moulds are durable if they are properly maintained. Collectors look for metal candle moulds.

Silicone Moulds

Silicone moulds can be used to create candles with complex details in a variety of forms. There are many benefits to using silicone moulds for candles. This is why so many professionals use them.


  • High-quality silicone moulds are almost unbreakable and can withstand years of professional candle-making.
  • It can be poured with wax temperatures higher than 200°F.
  • It is not necessary to mould because silicone does not stick to most waxes.
  • Silicone moulded candles can be made in almost any form and have nearly limitless features.