You may find that you have most of the candle making equipment already in your home.
The first thing you will need is something to melt your wax in. The double boiler is the safest way to heat wax. Wax begins to vaporize when it is overheated and can then easily catch fire so the safest way to heat it is over water.
The next thing you will need is a good thermometer. It is important to measure the temperature of wax accurately. A good candy or cooking thermometer works great. It should be able to measure temperatures between 100 degrees F and 250 degrees F to cover the wax temperatures used in candle making.
You will need a pouring jug to pour your melted wax into your molds. A good glass pyrex measuring cup works well. There are also good quality aluminum pour pots on the market. The measuring jug is also useful for measuring the amount of water needed to fill a mold so as to determine the quantity of wax required. For every 3 1/2 fl. oz of water you will need 3 oz. of wax.
Next, you will need a scale. The scale should weigh up to 10 lbs. Your ordinary kitchen scales will work or you can usually find one at Walmart or kitchen store. I break up my wax with a hammer and put the chunks on the scale until I reach the amount that is needed.
Other handy items of candle making equipment would be a stirrer. Wooden or metal skewers or knitting needles are ideal. Of course the old handy newspaper comes in real handy to cover your work surface. No matter how hard you try you will spill or drip some melted wax.
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