How to Make Soy Candles with Essential Oils – Fragrant and Toxin-Free!
Learn to make soy wax candles with essential oils in your favorite fragrances! Create a homey atmosphere with a candle type that’s not only safer to burn, but aromatic too 👃.
Soy wax candles are gaining popularity for good reason these days -they are made from hydrogenated soybean oil making them all natural. Soy wax is less expensive than beeswax and produces longer and clean-burning candles.
Consider combining them with the therapeutic properties of essential oils and you’ve got a recipe for amazing candles on your hands!
There are many benefits to using soy wax when you want to step up your candle-making game….Essential oils have their place in so many types of beauty regimens including bath salts….so this is a winning combination!
What are some of the advantages of using soy wax to make your own candles ?
Any craft store, both online and off, will have the soy candle supplies you need to make your own soy wax candles. Soy jar candles are the easiest to make if you’ve got a nice collection of glass jars around, mainly small and wide mouth ones.
If you’re ready to get started, here’s what you need:
1 pound of soy wax
· 1 jar (an ordinary mason jar will do just fine)
· 1 ounce of essential oil scent of your choosing
· 1 wick suitable for use with soy
You should be able to locate these materials at a candle making store or you can order them online. There are many retailers on the Internet that will supply you with everything you need to know about how to make soy candles and how to make use of the materials. This kit to the left has the whole-shebang -pretty much everything you need to get going.
If you already have some experience working with essential oils, you should be in good hands for choosing a scent or combination to your liking. Combining them can often give you the unique scent you want, but you want to be sure you’ve chosen a good combo before proceeding with the mixture.
Heat the soy wax on the stovetop until it melts or you may be able to microwave it…being sure to use a cooking thermometer to keep track of the temp.
Center your wick in the middle of the jar..if there is much overhang above the jar, wrap the extra length around a pencil placed atop the jar -this helps the wick remain in place before pouring in the wax.
It is best to mix the oils before you add them to the soy wax so that you don’t have a whole pot of melted wax with an undesireable scent – ick!
If you are using one pound of soy wax, your instructions on how to make soy candles will tell you that you will need to use I fluid ounce of oil to fragrance it for best results.
When the wax has melted completely slowly pour into the jar until you reach the top (you can leave the pencil in place for now) Now you’re going to want to let it set up and cool…repeat with remaining wax and other jars/wicks if any.
Prior to burning your new candle, you may want to trim the exposed wick to about a quarter of an inch (0.25″)
You can do your one-stop shopping for all your candle making needs at a store that sells soy candle supplies. Here you can get tips on how to decorate your soy wax candles, how to store them and how to get just the right color into the mixture.
You can also check into different molds for various types of soy wax candles and pick up books about making other kinds of candles as well.
Enjoy your new essential oil-infused soy wax candles – and don’t forget they make great gifts for friends and family too!