Before you can start making candles, you need to first purchase your candle making supplies, specific to your needs.Candle WicksCandlewicks are used to light the candle and keep it burning. Candlewicks can be purchased in bulk on a spool, allowing you to cut the wick to the desired length. You can choose from square raw wick, ply flat raw wick, cotton core raw wick, and everything in between. Buying wicks in bulk will save you money and is perfect for the serious halloween candle for sale maker. Pre-tabbed wicks come pre-cut in various lengths and are secured to a metal tab that sits at the bottom of the candle. These wicks are available in tea light and votive and are perfect for convenience. Other items that can help you set the wick include a bar holder or multiple wick holder bars.Candle WaxesTo make your candle, choose from paraffin, beeswax, vegetable, and specialty waxes. Paraffin is commonly used, and depending on the type of candle being made, you will find various levels of quality as well as colored or non-colored wax. Votive and taper paraffin wax is generally used for votive, taper, floating, and molded candles and is made from a single type of paraffin, meaning the results could vary from batch to batch. With this type of wax, you may need to add some type of additive to improve the quality. Hurricane\/Over Drip candle wax is superior and made from several types of paraffin wax. In between these two levels of quality, are several other levels to consider.Beeswax comes in sheets, blocks, or pearls and can be colored or non-colored. Beeswax is easy to find and less expensive than other types of wax. Candles can be made from the sheets simply by rolling the wax around the wick or for molded candles, the block or pearls are melted.