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Candle is one of the most popular household items in Nigerian home mainly for lighting, it could be used for decorations and other purposes. Candle is also used for festival and anniversaries. We all know that but, what we don’t know is that there is plenty money in candle production business in Nigeria.

Whichever way candle is used, it is always a great product that sells fast at all time. The profit is always there and process of making candle is quite simple. Through candle making, you would be able to establish a business of your own and make extra stream of income.

Candle production business in Nigeria is one of the lucrative business you can ever get involved with for those of you who have the “I can do attitude” burning in them.

Note: I want this tutorial to be in discussion form, I will just run down the requirements and wait for your questions or contribution
You will also help people solve problem of lighting in Nigeria which has become a major problem over the years. You will never run out of customers to supply to, since the product is in high demand.

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Materials for producing Candles are inexpensive thereby making it possible for average person who have the knowledge to invest in the business as heavy start up capital is not needed – just moderate investment.

If you can start and increase you production with time, you could become employer of labor! Needless to say that Candle making is one of the businesses that has the potential to take you places.

As you are planning to venture into candle making business, I would suggest you ask us questions to have a better understanding of what is involved before you jump into it.

Apart from the money, Candle making is one of the most fascinating hobby for millions of people worldwide. Usually, candles are being made at home. I am talking about different types of candles here, both the regular white candle and the colored ones used for decoration.

Materials Needed For Candle Production Business

Candle Making Machine

Candle Making Machine with 480 moulds pouring

Three main raw materials are needed for candle production. These are the materials:

Candle Wax – This is the major component which is the solid white matter that burn and melts when lighted. It is sold in the market in large pellets.

Stearic Acid – This is the Crystalline fatty acid that is usually colorless and odorless.

Stearic acid is the saturated fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain
and has the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid. It is a waxy solid, and its
chemical formula is CH3(CH2)16CO2H.

Wick – This the thread you find at the middle of the candle

Below is the full lists of the materials needed for different candles of different colors

1. Paraffin wax

2. White Beeswax

3. Pyramid mold

4. Watermelon fragrance oil

5. Black/Gray concentrated liquid dye

6. Red/pink concentrated liquid dye

7. Hunter green concentrated liquid dye

8. 24-ply flat braid wick

9. Mold sealer

10. Cookie sheet

You can as well create scented candles with various designs by just being creative with your design.

To Properly learn The Candle Making process and start producing and making money for yourself, drop us a comment and let’s take the tutorial further:-

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121 Comments

  • Anonymous August 31, 2013

    Pls like hw much wil it cost 2 start up the candle production

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    • Darlinton Omeh August 31, 2013

      Well, you can start small with few molds and that will take you as little as N30,000 – N50,000.

      Making with a standard candle making machine. The machine costs from N100,000 and above. So, the actual cost depends on the level you wants to start

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      • Steph February 2, 2016

        Hi,

        Please where can I get the materials to buy?

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      • termie January 12, 2017

        Pls sir I want to start the candle production in a small scale and I need the latest price of materials and what I need to start small. Thank you.

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      • Shade gold November 16, 2017

        Nice write up bros , please where can I buy the mould and other materials ? I live in port Harcourt

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      • Afolabi Ajibola May 7, 2018

        How much will the machine cost for those who want to start will 30-50 thousand?

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    • Jeff Yan November 7, 2014

      I am a white candle salesman in China.There are 2 popular brands in Nigeria:sunshine of heaven,joy of heaven.Could you show me some importors in Nigeria?
      Thanks a lot!

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  • Dunga Sami September 8, 2013

    pls can we no the prices of wax an some other mention materials?

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    • Nicholas August 4, 2014

      The price for paraffin wax which is the best wax to use for candle production in Nigeria is at N1,600 per slab and N7,800 per carton.

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  • Anonymous September 11, 2013

    Pls how or were do I get dis mold and is it possible to get u contact because i am really interested and i need to. Know more

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    • Darlinton Omeh September 11, 2013

      All the candle materials are sold in Alaba International Market. Any candle making material dealer can drop his or her physical address here, No phone number nor email address is allowed here, just your shop address.

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      • olamide July 9, 2016

        can u gv me ur personal number so we can talk and help me in some way sir

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      • Afolabi Ajibola May 7, 2018

        Drop Your contact for me for further discussion

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  • Anonymous September 29, 2013

    Pls hw do i going to get germany candle machinine 480 mold.pls urgently needed

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  • Godwin Ali October 12, 2013

    Dear Mr. Omeh,
    May I ask you please to give us more insight into this business. I am really interested in it. I don't mind you dropping your mobile and office address to meet you for further discussion.
    you will be appreciated .
    regard

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  • Anonymous October 17, 2013

    pls am doing dis machine as my school project and i really needto get some information about it. pls i need a quick reply

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  • VICTOR OLAMIDE October 18, 2013

    pls sir am eager to knw more about this business.how can u help me.am in ondo state but if you require present in lagos i wil surely come

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  • Anonymous October 18, 2013

    Is Tallow still used to make candles and if not, Why?

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  • crown cook November 2, 2013

    i am intrested in this business pls, tell us more

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  • Folakemi A. January 3, 2014

    Hi. please i am interested in this candle making business and want to start immediately. i have been researching it for a few months now but i am still looking for someone with the technical competnecy i.e. someone who has run the business before or is still running it successfully. I would like to understudy such a person for some time and know everything that is involved. I will really appreciate it if you could link me up with such a person. Thanks

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    • Darlinton Omeh January 3, 2014

      Unfortunately I don't have any contact of such a person for now. Whenever I see one, I will update you here. Thank you!

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  • Folakemi A. January 3, 2014

    Hi. Thanks for the write-up. I am really interested in this business and would like to start as soon as possible. However I am looking for someone who has done the business before or who is still running it in order to learn all the in and out of the business. If you could link me up with such a person, I will be very grateful. Thank you

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  • emeka paschal January 9, 2014

    please
    throw more light on the steps involved in the production of candle
    using the materials you mentioned above. i am interested to learn more
    from you.

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  • Anonymous February 12, 2014

    Can one also get Parafin Wax in Alaba market

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  • Segun FERNAND V. March 19, 2014

    Where to buy the candle machine in Nigeria?

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  • Segun FERNAND V. March 19, 2014

    Plse get some dealers contacts

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  • Nicholas March 28, 2014

    Candle business is indeed lucrative. I have been into this business for 2years and I must tell you I have made 400% profit in the last 2years. You can start small as I started but first you must find your market target so you know what type of candle you want to produce. You can contact me for your one on one seminar on how to make candles from your home.

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    • Queen Adedoyin Adisa July 31, 2014

      Hey Nick, please i will like to have a discussion with you.

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    • niyi69 April 9, 2016

      Plz can you enlighten me more on the materials and cost to start a minimum production…even if i can have your number so as to talk to you directly.

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    • Emmanuel Onoja April 27, 2016

      pls can i have your contact or you can contact tru.

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    • Dr Wilson Christson May 31, 2016

      Nicholas, good day and how are you? I am interested in including candle making in my industry. It will be delightful meeting you and to have one on one seminar with you. Kindly call me at: Please send me a text message that you are going to call me in 5minutes so i can have u listed in order to pick the call. Thanks

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    • Micah Offiong November 9, 2017

      Pls Nick kindly help with ur contact pls bc im really interested in the business. I will appreciate

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    • Williams omojola oluwaseun November 9, 2017

      Pls how can I get in touch with u, both on how to make it and small mould to start with

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      • Williams omojola oluwaseun November 9, 2017

        And can #30000 start the business on a small scale. Including small mould, and every material needed. Just to start small from somewhere

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    • Shade gold November 16, 2017

      Please I will like to talk with you on where I can buy the mould and other materials needed then training on the production . I live in port Harcourt my phone number is 08125390534

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    • Chris nwadinobi December 12, 2018

      How do I contact you chris

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    • Chris nwadinobi December 12, 2018

      How do I contact you Mr Nicholas..I have searching for info on candle production or could u pls drop ur contact I will contact u

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  • Anonymous June 15, 2014

    We leading European candels manufacturer looking for contact in Nigeria.Wholesale and distribution in Nigeria.Only serious and honest persons please contact.

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    • Micah Offiong November 9, 2017

      Im interested in the business pls can we talk more on how to come about it? Im from Nigeria

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    • Cynthia November 23, 2017

      Im interested to to do business with you

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  • Anonymous June 15, 2014

    We are leading European candels manufacturer.We are seeking contact person in Nigeria.Please only serious and honest persons.

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    • Marshal nwankwo May 20, 2016

      Wel i am graduate from porthercourt, i have big provision that run, so i realy know the value of candle in nigeria merket, if given oportunity as a delea i promise nt to disapoint

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    • Ebunlomo Sonola March 9, 2018

      Please nick how can we have a one on one training and cost.
      regards,
      Sonola.

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    • Chris nwadinobi December 12, 2018

      Hi am interested my biz name is RYTE TREASURY LTD no 54 abule ogundele rd alagbole Ogun state Nigeria or email

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  • Nicholas Lawrence August 3, 2014

    Candle business is indeed lucrative. I have been into this business for 2years and I must tell you I have made 400% profit in the last 2years. You can start small as I started but first you must find your market target so you know what type of candle you want to produce. You can contact me for your one on one seminar on how to make candles from your home.

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    • Olusegun Ogundare June 22, 2017

      Hi, Nicholas please how can I con nectar with yu to talk more on this business. My contact 08189458936. whatz app

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    • endurance ekperoko August 30, 2017

      please, I need your number to get contact with you

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    • MichaelOluwatosin October 3, 2017

      Mr Nicholas, how can one contact you. Please put your contact and address here. Thanks

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    • don dave May 12, 2018

      whats your number

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    • ChinyereWilliams October 23, 2018

      Pls I need your contact. Then, how can one get a training on candle production?

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  • Anonymous September 1, 2014

    Pls sir where can one do the training in lagos???

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  • Anonymous December 1, 2014

    Can you help me be more specific ?

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  • Anonymous December 1, 2014

    Can you help me be more specific

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  • Anonymous January 30, 2015

    pls were can i get the moulding machine in lagos and for how much

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  • Andy Liu March 12, 2015

    OH. It's nice to see the candles picture you show here. I want to know where you get this picture ? As the candles show here are produced by us. the brand:"Double holiness" brand is our own registered brand. We export candles to nigeria with our own brand and other customer brands. We are pleased if you are instered in candles business or candles making business, just try to contact us, we can discuss, my skype ID: cn_seawell

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  • Andy Liu March 12, 2015

    OH. It's nice to see the candles picture you show here. I want to know where you get this picture ? As the candles show here are produced by us. the brand:"Double holiness" brand is our own registered brand. We are Hebei Seawell I/E Co.,Ltd from China , We export candles to nigeria with our own brand and other customer brands. We are pleased if you are instered in candles business or candles making business, just try to contact Mr.Andy Liu, we can discuss more for candles and candles making

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    • Richie January 30, 2016

      Who are your dealer in Nigeria? There address and contact phone number

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  • Omolabake April 8, 2015

    I make scented candles and it's wonderful. Training on consultation only. And it will be on scents container candles mould candles and tea lights as well as mixing the scents . Notify my

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    • Goke March 8, 2016

      Omolabake, PLease can i get your contact, i am interested in your training and possible consultation in making scented candles. Thanks

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    • niyi69 April 9, 2016

      Can i have your contact so i can make more enquiry.

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    • Marcus August 15, 2016

      Omolabake, interested in learning how to make scented candles. Please send me your contact. Thanks

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    • danieljeremiah October 5, 2016

      Hi Omolabake, I am interested, Pls kindly send me a contact detials so I can come for the consultation.

      Thanks

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  • Awolusi Emmanuel O January 20, 2016

    Thank for the information , interested in this candle making what do ido .please

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  • collins February 10, 2016

    am in Malawi, can I get these materials right here ? or what about the machine it self

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  • Timothy February 25, 2016

    I am interested in this business seriously. I will love to know how I can get all the material here in Nigerian

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  • SUNDAY MICHAEL February 26, 2016

    PLS I NEED RIGHT INFORMATION WHERE WE CAN GET REFINED PARAFFIN WAX IN BULK IN NIGERIA
    PLS

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    • Joe March 17, 2016

      try Alaba market or don’t you know Alaba?

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  • bunmi April 13, 2016

    thanks for the insight

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  • Ani Johnson April 19, 2016

    Please kindly link me up with where i can get adequate training for candle making

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    • Marshal nwankwo May 20, 2016

      Wel i am graduate from porthercourt, i have big provision that run, so i realy know the value of candle in nigeria merket, if given oportunity as a delea i promise nt to disapoint

      Reply

    • Alale Adebisi Abayomi June 7, 2016

      I am candle producer from lagos I have candle machine to sale and I am willing to teach anybody that have interest in the business and I will like to meet Mr omeh on one on one discussion thanks

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      • Uche June 7, 2016

        Hello Abayomi,please am interested in the production of candle.
        please how do i located you.this is my email
        thanks

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      • Joe June 20, 2016

        I am interested in buying a candle making machine. Where can I meet with you? Send me your contact phone number and show room address

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  • Remmy April 23, 2016

    Thank you for the information.
    Please where in Alaba market can I get the materials and the candle mould?

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  • philip monday April 24, 2016

    Good day sir pls were can I get a candle mold machine

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  • John May 2, 2016

    Thank you for this eye opener meanwhile, where can i get the wax and some mold just for a start. I am in Jos, please i need your reply urgently.

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    • PETER ADEREMI May 13, 2016

      Please can you give me the cost estimate? I need to know how much to make available for the business.

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  • Joe June 20, 2016

    To start candle making and distribution and supplies. Do one need to registered license?

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  • Nathaniel July 9, 2016

    Please where can I get all the items needed for the candle production.
    I really want to go into the business

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  • RUME July 12, 2016

    PLEASE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A TUTORIAL ON CANDLE MAKING, I AM CURRENTLY IN ONITSHA, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO ORGANISE A TUTORIAL SO I CAN ATTEND.

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    • ishea3 October 2, 2016

      Anytime if you can come down to lagos

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  • Amolivy July 24, 2016

    I would like us to have a talk about this, because I’m interested to it

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  • KelechiNwagbara September 9, 2016

    I am interested and need more info. Please contact me

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  • Siyanbola November 13, 2016

    Please I will need full details about this business am set for it

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  • MICHEAL November 16, 2016

    Am interested in the making of candle. please give me the full address of your tutorial center

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  • olamolas2000 January 10, 2017

    Good day,
    Kindly let me know how I can get a tutorial on candle production. I need your address and all I need to provide for the tutorials.
    Thanks

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  • Clement Ezeh August 20, 2017

    Good day, please I have high interest in candle production. Please how can I get the tutorial and every other thing needed to get started?

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  • Sunday Udo Etangkanga August 22, 2017

    My name is Sunday Udo Etangkanga . l am interested in becoming a candle , soap and detergent manufacturer .This desire has been burning in me .So l want to ask how can l get full training on this . l have space and money is delaying me

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  • Sunday Udo Etangkanga August 22, 2017

    Can a welder make this candle machne?

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  • endurance ekperoko August 30, 2017

    please, I need your number to get contact with you.my number is 07037585500

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  • okaro G October 10, 2017

    I am interested on this venture and I want tutorials on this. How can I meet you?

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  • okaro G October 10, 2017

    Highly interested in this business. I want to learn the basics.

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  • Ken October 17, 2017

    Hi, gud day, we do sell candle mould machine and other instruments needed 4 candle production of by 6pcs and 8pcs in big size and by 8pcs in small size. We also have study manual on how to produce it. Please if u are interesting on buying them u can get us through KEN GLOBAL PRODUCTION INT. RC NO 350567. We have shop in alaba lagos and also wuse market abuja. Our service is pay on delivery with shipping fee. We do render service of home and company training if can afford it. Company contact: 07014976425. U are allowed 2 call in d normal working hours of d day except in d night. Thanks as u patronize us. Remain blessed.

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    • Larry December 19, 2017

      Tried your company contact severally and its not available. Maybe an email will do

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  • Ammah October 17, 2017

    Thanks for the lesson so far. I will like to start candle production. How do I get the full tutorial on that? Thanks.

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  • Ken October 18, 2017

    Call the office number above.

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  • mmachi November 23, 2017

    Good afternoon please I am interested a fresh graduate. Please enlighten me more I am interested in the production. Am Gina

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  • Anyanwu Ben November 29, 2017

    Obinna,Are you on any of the social media chart,

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  • Itobi Daniel December 18, 2017

    Good day, I am interested in candle manufacturing. How can I get the raw materials,production machine and tutorial?

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  • Adamma Oleka December 28, 2017

    Please, I want to learn more on the production of candles.

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  • Chigbo January 3, 2018

    Hi.
    I just read your article on manufacturing of candle. I want to start a candle manufacturing business. How can you assist me.

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  • ChiomaKalu January 10, 2018

    Hi good evening, this post really got me. I’m a student of university of Abuja, and would like to get my hands on some business with start up capital if within 30-40 thousand range, and this candle production got me. So maybe could you help answer questions on whether it’ll be possible to combine studies and business, do I need to register a company, neccerily hire hands?

    If not. Then please put me through on all I need to know about the business. Thanks and God bless.

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  • ChiomaKalu January 10, 2018

    What may possibly be my initial turn over if I invest #50,000

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  • olalere Fatima January 18, 2018

    Thanks very much pls I need to learn more about this product

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  • Jojamenton February 24, 2018

    Please could you send me your contact address. I really want to go into candle business. Thanks

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  • Ebunlomo Sonola March 9, 2018

    I am interested in small scale candle manufacturing.

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  • kay March 19, 2018

    Dear Darlinton Omeh, I am intereted in candle production, and this write up you did is splendid. I’m in Ikorodu, I wish I could meet you. To discuss more forther in this regard. Thanks.

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  • Akindele Oyindamola March 30, 2018

    I am finding this business interesting already, how much is the smallest molding machine.

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  • Margaret April 23, 2018

    Pls i would like to learn d art of candle making. Whom do i contact.

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  • Irebia Okemena Rita April 25, 2018

    Im so much grateful to you for putting this article up to encourage us to,I would love to know more about the preparation procedures and packaging and every other thing I need to. Start my own production thanks

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  • Cee-jay April 30, 2018

    Whats d estimation of what i can use to begin a candle business?

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  • Queenie May 21, 2018

    I am very much interested and I want to start as soon as possible please I need all the details and what to buy. Thanks

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  • Queenie June 7, 2018

    Pls how can I get the mould and materials. I want to start as soon as possible.

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  • Damilola September 25, 2018

    Pls, am interested in candle production process & material. Am in Kaduna state

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  • Segun October 1, 2018

    Good day.please this my number 08038674876.i want to start candle production and i need training and how to get all material needed.tanx

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  • Aminu usman December 29, 2018

    I am interesting in medium scale of candle production but I need more details of how to produce candle.

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  • Adenuga Kazeem January 4, 2019

    Im interested in the business

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  • obaji Paul Ikechukwu March 16, 2019

    Please, what is the daily production capacity of the cheapest production machine and the cost, so that I can check what I have and see if I can place an order.

    Reply

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