I have been making my own soy wax candles for a little over ten years now. By trying many different candle supply companies I have come across some great ones and some not so good. Depending on what kind of supplies you are looking to buy, and what kind of candles you want to make there are many things to consider. There are many choices out there for you to buy from. I suggest speaking to other candle makers to get their opinions, and try samples from different companies so you can find the right match for you. Currently I have about four different companies I buy supplies from, some I get only fragrance from, some my jars, dyes and wax, another additives and accessories. In the end you will have to decide personally what is the best company for you. Here some of the most reputable, well known candle making supply companies where you can purchase quality supplies.
Bitter Creek South
13275 North Promenade Boulevard
Stafford, Texas 77477
Located on the southwest side of Houston, Texas this company is one of my favorite local candle suppliers. When I started buying supplies from them they were Sissie’s, they were bought by Bitter Creek North about 8 years ago. They are open Monday through Friday 9:00 – 5:00, with pick up hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and then 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You are able to place an order for delivery, I choose to pick up my orders in person, this saves a great deal on shipping since I purchase all my EZ Soy Wax and candle jars from them. They have wonderful customer service and a large array of supplies.
You do not need a tax id number to get their wholesale prices. Their fragrance oils are very reasonably priced, they even carry a few of the Bitter Creek North best sellers. Since I started buying from them I always purchase Sissie’s Sugar Cookies, an amazing fragrance they kept in the buy-out. You will also find dye, additives, molds, gel, candle making equipment and wicks. I purchase my coreless German CD wicks from them, they burn very clean and work excellently in soy wax. Be sure to ask for your free fragrance sniffy with orders over $50.00,it is a great way to preview fragrances.
Bitter Creek North
42212 County Highway East
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
One of the most trusted and well known candle suppliers in the United States the original Bitter Creek has been operating in Wisconsin since 1998. A family owned and operated business they take pride in keeping their customers happy. With 50,000 customers all over the world you know they are doing something right. They have an astounding array of candle and soap making supplies.
They are always adding new equipment, fragrances and supplies to help keep your candle and soap products current. Besides their everyday items you will find wonderful closeout sales on many products. They carry a few fragrances I cannot get anywhere else. You will find premium Wick Your Wax and Bubble and Lights popular fragrances. On their Website a wonderful feature is you will find feedback from other customers about the products. I find this very helpful when trying to decide which new product to purchase.
Aroma Haven And Rustic Essentials
1050 Canaan Road
Roebuck, South Carolina 29376
Open since 1999 this small business has grown into one of the most well known candle making supply companies. With a warehouse of 12,000 square feet they carry products for making candles, soap, bath and body products and personal care. They are located near Spartanburg, South Carolina, they do not have a store front but if you place an order with at least a day notice you are able to pick it up. They are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Not only do they offer quality supplies at a wholesale price they have excellent technical support and customer service.
You can now purchase popular fragrance oils from Soap ‘n Candles, CherMark, Fragrant Expressions Supply and Longwyck Candle Works besides their extensive line. You will find wax, wicks, fragrances, additives, equipment and dyes. They also offer lip balm tubes, cosmetic bottles, small pots and jars for lip balm or gloss, dazzle dust for your candles and body safe glitter for cosmetics or bath and body products. Many of these items are not commonly sold at all candle supply companies.
110 Water Street
Jackson, Ohio 45640
The name of this candle supply company says it all, this is one of the best to find any fragrance oil you can imagine. I purchase many fragrances for my candles here that I have tried at other companies and they others failed in comparison to the quality and variety I have found with Just Scent. If you sign up for their weekly newsletter by email you will frequently receive discount offers and specials. Some I have recently received are $1.00 of 16 ounce fragrance oils, and discounts on shipping.
Even in the busy season around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays they still work to try to get your order out the same day or the next day. You can place your order by phone, when they are busy filling orders you might want to place your order online. You can also contact them by email with questions, they are very good at answering them in a timely manner. They also sell bath and body products, wax, wicks, diffusers, and warmers. I cannot stress enough how wonderful their scents are, they are uncut, quality fragrances. You will find perfume duplications that are spot on, every time I order they always include a generous sample of a new scent. They take care of their customers, and have wonderful products and a great reputation.