If you’re interested in making your own wax at home, the below companies can hook you up with effective and safe supplies to support your venture. Online guides may suggest that the art of extraction is easy, but just like any other form of art, it takes talent and precision.

Step one: Get proper supplies like an extraction tube, filter and clamp, solvent and a glass dish or parchment paper. Step two: Find a safe and secure location free of any live flame, and preferably outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Step three: Don’t blow yourself up. Safety is of the utmost importance.