How to Make Candle, Paint, Cream and Shampoo – Production Guide

Tutorial Guide on Shampoo, Candle, Cream and Paint Making

Have you always wanted to learn how to make some simple household products?

Of course there are a lot of benefits to learning how to make some of these household products like soap, candle, paint, cream, shampoo, etc. The most obvious benefit is that it will save you the extra cash of purchasing these products.

In this article, I would be sharing with you soap, candle, paint, cream, and shampoo making production tutorial.


Things you will need:

  • Double boiler
  • Empty containers or jars
  • Candle wax
  • Crayon pieces for wax colouring
  • Candle wicks
  • Wax paper
  • Oven mitts
  • Candle fragrance (optional)


  1. Prepare your containers or jars on sheets of wax paper for easy cleaning in case of any wax spills, and insert the candle wick in the center of each of the containers or jars.
  2. It is time to cut the wax into several tiny pieces. Put all of them inside the double boiler and allow to heat until the wax completely melts.
  3. Add your desired coloured crayons in tiny bits and allow to heat until everything melts completely.
  4. Follow up with any fragrance of your choice, before turning off the heat.
  5. Carefully remove the wax from the stove using the pot holders or oven mitts, and gently pour into the desired containers.
  6. Allow to cool for a couple of hours until fully firm and hardened.

Note: Trim off your candles and excess wicks. Also ensure not to pour any wax or water down the drain. Pour all left-over outside.


Required ingredients:

  • Water
  • Calcium carbonate (calcium)
  • Titherni (for only white paint production)
  • V.A
  • Colourite
  • Formalin
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrosol
  • Acrytext
  • Marble dust
  • K14
  • Bama cork ( or you could use Nitrosol instead)
  • Geniple


  1. For one drum (or bucket) of paint, mix about less than half bag of Calcium carbonate in half bucket of water, and stir very well. For white paint, mix Titherni in water first before this step.
  2. Add the colours. If the colours are oxides, ensure to dilute well with water.
  3. Add the P.V.A before adding half cup of Nitrosol. Ensure you dilute the Nitrosol first with a little water before adding to the mixture.
  4. Add equal centilitres of Formalin, Ammonia, and Hydrosol in that order and continue stirring properly. Ensure you stir thoroughly whenever you add a new chemical.
  5. Add Acrytext and keep stirring until you get your desired mixture thickness.

Note: Ensure you follow the order strictly to avoid any unpleasant situation.


Required ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 cup Bee wax
  • 1 table spoon Petroleum jelly
  • 1 cup Acetyl alcohol
  • 2 table spoons Shea butter (Ori)
  • 2 table spoons Paraffin oil
  • 1/2 cup Propylene glycol
  • 3 table spoons Stearic acid
  • 2 table spoons Lanolin
  • 3 table spoons Glycerine
  • Fragrance (optional)
  • Colorant (optional)
  • 1 table spoon Preservative
  • 1/2 litre Water

Required materials are as follows:

  • A large glass bowl
  • Spatula / wooden turner
  • Food processor
  • Measuring cup
  • Big pot
  • Double boiler
  • Small jar lid


  1. Prepare on the stove, a clean pot containing water, and allow it to boil.
  2. Place the double boiler over the pot of water on fire.
  3. Add the bee wax and allow some time to dissolve completely.
  4. Add the Shea butter, Acetyl alcohol, and the Petroleum jelly and leave for some time to dissolve.
  5. Add the Lanolin, Propylene glycol, Stearic acid, Glycerine, and the water and make sure to keep stirring to ensure all the water had been incorporated. Now, it is time to mix the Shea butter and bee wax into a smooth consistency and add to the mixture. You should start noticing a creamy mixture.
  6. You can now add the colorant and stir properly for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add the fragrance and preservative, after you have turn off the heat, and allow it to cool for a while.
  8. You can now scoop into jars with tight-fitted lids.


Required ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 20 drops of desired Essential oils (lavender, peppermint, rosemary, etc)


  1. Add all the ingredients in any kind of jar or shampoo bottle.
  2. Shake thoroughly for proper mixing.
  3. Allow to stay and settle for about a month.
  4. You can now start using it anytime you shampoo your hair. You should use about a teaspoon each time. For very dry hair, or to use as a shaving cream, just dilute the mixture with 1/4 cup distilled water.

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