How to produce Candles

How to produce candles.

Candle Production In Nigeria is one great business opportunity that is yet in its prime. Every smart entrepreneurs now invest in the Candle Production industry.

This industry generates a whopping One hundred and two billion, two hundred and one million Naira yearly, yet all this money is goes home with the Chinese investors who currently dominate the industry.

You would agree with me that 90% of Candles burnt in Nigeria, are made by China Candles (Tower Of God). This guys saw the opportunity the chandelier industry holds, and they went right for it. Today they are sucking off billions of Naira yearly from Nigeria’s economy.

Justinthyme Venture is taking out time via these medium to educate entrepreneurial and success hungry Nigerians on how to take the bull by the horn producing candles.

This business could be new to you if you are still on this page. I am sure you must be seeking for in-dept information about how to produce candles In Nigeria, that’s why you are here, and we are going to offer all the required assistance you would be needing to get started.

I Really Want To Know How To Make This Craft , But What about the skills required?

We offer comprehensive training on all listed businesses on our services page, but for the purpose of this article we will be looking at how to produce Candles In Nigeria.

One would ask with the advent of electricity, are Candles essential anymore?

The simple answer is YES! Candles are still popular and people still buy Candles, especially in countries like Nigeria that has an epileptic power supply.

Are you a mom, unemployed dad or youth, nursing mother or full time housewife looking for something to keep life going?

Do you have passion for candle making craft?

If your answer is yes, then this article is just for you.

Candle making is one of the home based businesses that are low capital intensive with a high return and profit margin, especially when you are doing business in a market like Nigeria.

Why should I start a Candle business?

Lets take a quick look at the Uses of Candles and You will see why you should Start Candle Production In Nigeria immediately.

1. Candles are used as a source of light during power failure

You will agree with me that countries like Nigeria with epileptic power supply is a huge market advantage for candles. This

constant power failure serves as an advantage especially to a Candle producer like you because nobody wants to be in darkness.

2. Candles are Affordable: Another reason why candle will remain a hot selling product is because of its affordability, especially when compared to fuels such as domestic gas and kerosene.

3. Candles are used for religious purposes: In countries like Nigeria, China, Italy, India, and many other countries of the world where catholic bodies are resident, candles serve for religious purposes (shrines and temples).

4. Candles are used for ceremonial purposes: Events such as birthdays, burial procession, etc. makes the sale of candles thrive. Even most festive seasons like Easter, valentine, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas etc are great opportunity for a candle producer to smile home with lots of money.

5. Candle is also used for beautification or decorative purposes: Places like restaurants, halls, places of worship, etc now uses candle. Most candles today come in many colors and designs. Some come in different scents. To stand out in your business I usually advice you try out couple of scent additives to create your own unique recipe.

6. Let me remind you again that Candle Production In Nigeria is not capital or labor intensive: Yes! You heard that right. Candle Production as a business is neither capital intensive, nor labor intensive. You can start this business right from home as I did and grow from there.

If I still haven’t convinced you of the profit potential of running a candle making business then this business is not for you. So if your doubt is cleared then you can read on.

Follow me as I take your hand through the approach to setting up your own candle making business from home.

Starting a Candle Making Business from Home? You need a Candle Business Plan Template

1. Decide on the type of candle you would be making: To succeed in candle making business, first you must decide on what type of candle you intend to make and sell. As mentioned above, you can make candles for emergency, decorative or religious purposes. There are also other kinds of candles such as jar candles, tarts, candles that use soy wax or paraffin. The choice is entirely up to you and your market need.

2. Do your feasibility study: A lot of research needs to be done concerning this business niche. You need to determine if there is an existing market that you can reach out to. If yes, then you need to ascertain the level of competition and the exact type of candle your potential customers would need.

3. Learn as much as you can about the process of making candles: Yes. Since you will be starting this business on a small scale, you need to make sure you are on the right track and you know what you are doing. Knowledge is very important because it can be a huge determinant between your cost of production and your profits. You can contact us for your training.

4. Set up your work area: Are you using your home? Then clear a space in your home, whether in your garage or even your own sitting room, where you can create your candles. Candle making is a messy craft and your space must be easy to clean and handle.

5. Write a simple one page business plan for your candle production business.

6. Register your business: You will need to legitimize your business. Everyone knows that before you can start your candle making business from home, you need to get the appropriate permits and licenses from both your state and local government. You don’t want the government closing you down for illegal business operations. Before you start your candle making business from home, speak to an attorney or call 08132884087.

7. Simplify your marketing plan: There is nothing wrong with ambition. Ambition will drive you to business success but being overly ambitious will be detrimental to your business. Start small. You have just begun your candle making business from home. Don’t attempt to go global when you are only capable of producing a small amount of candles. It will only lead to frustration and eventually, you will give up.

8. Build an online presence: Going online to sell your products is the most ideal way to get a lot of buyers. Use social media to your advantage. Since you started your candle making business from home, you may not have a presence in your community because you don’t have a shop. But that shouldn’t stop you from succeeding. Make some noise in the internet and before you know it, people will be buying your candles left and right.

9. Create your brand: The first step in branding your candle making business is to make a name for yourself. What would you like your business or your candles to be called? Think up creative business names for your business. After that, you should design your logo and print out business cards.

10. Learn other business skills like accounting, financing, marketing and sales: Your candle making skills won’t go very far if you don’t know how to budget your finances and sell your products. As the producer of these candles, you are the one who know exactly what your candles are and what they can do.

11. Find reliable vendors of candle and craft supplies: To start your candle making business from home, you need to establish relationships with your local suppliers. Not only will they be able to give you good deals and good payment options for the supplies you buy from them, you will also be able to promote your candles in their shops.

List of Candle Making Equipment and Kits

Stainless steel scoop



Candle making machine. You can start with 50 holes.

Pots (2)

Paraffin oils

Candle fragrance oil

Dye/color for candle

Stearic Acid

A turner

How to produce candles.


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