What's the best option for you?
When it comes to starting a candle business, there are many decisions to make. The most important one is going to be how you get your candles. If you don’t want to spend time pouring your own, we have good news. That’s not the only option!
White label custom candles are another way to have inventory for your business without actually making them in-house. It ultimately boils down to preference for your brand, but white label candles are typically the more efficient approach. Let’s look at the pros and cons of pouring your own candles and white labeling.
Pouring Your Own Candles
To start, pouring your own candles takes a lot of work. The handmade touch is exactly what people want when they buy custom candles, but it takes time and patience. Not to mention the cost can add up. According to Shopify, the beginning cost for a small candle business is around $1000 and that is the bare minimum. Most candle businesses can cost upwards of $44k a year.
You have to take into account all of the supplies you’ll need, plus a space to make the candles. Supplies are going to include items such as:
Dye if you are coloring candles
Essential oils for fragrances
The list will get longer as your business expands and you add more items. You’ll also need to take into account the amount of time it takes to create candles. The process itself of pouring the candles can take a few hours, and you’ll have to wait a few days for them to cure depending on the type of wax you use.
We are not trying to discourage you from making your own candles here. It’s a rewarding and fun experience that can be therapeutic. As a business owner, however, you never have enough time in the day, and being the candle manufacturer on top of everything else can be overwhelming.
Another option for creating custom candles is white labeling. As we mentioned, white label custom candles are hand-poured by a candle manufacturer. You then take the candles and sell them under your own brand.
Using the white label method cuts out the time and cost of hand-pouring the candles yourself. It’s a great way to ensure you have inventory on hand immediately and increases efficiency. White label custom candles are unique to your business and you can work with a manufacturer to create custom scents.
When you choose white label custom candles, you’ll have more time for the rest of your business. ReWax and UnWine offers white label candle services to meet your business’s needs. Contact us today to set up a consultation!