How To Make Soy Candles at Home?

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To make soy candles at home is relaxing, and enjoyable. Something about the warm wax, the fragrance wafting through the house, it’s fun for husband and wife, families or girlfriends to do together. It’s so stress relieving, we call it “candle therapy.”

Since the wax melts and pours at a low temperature, about like bathwater, it’s safer for children. If they can pour, they can make a soy candle! My 3 year old grandson Braden helped me make soy candles the very first time I did it.

With Soy wax, even the soap and water clean up is easy!

This can be a fun hobby, or a great “work from home” business opportunity.

Here is the equipment you will need:

Dbl boiler or medium saucepan

Wax Pourer

candle making thermometer -candy or meat thermometer will work (optional but helpful)

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Paint stirrer

Candle Making Supplies:

Candlemaking wax (I recommend NV Soy wax flakes)

How To Make Soy Candles at Home?

Color chips (if color is desired)

Soy Based candle Fragrance oils (if fragrance is desired)

Jars, pre-tabbed wicks, wick stickers, wick holders

How to Make Soy Candles:

1. Fill your boiler or saucepan ½ with water and bring to a boil. 2. Add wax into wax pourer with desired color chips.

Coming soon! Color chart 3. Lower heat and set wax pourer into pot or hang on side of pot by handle.

4. Stir wax as it melts, making certain color chips are fully melted.Keep under 165 degrees.

5. Once wax and color chips are melted, remove from heat. Stir occasionally.

6. Wait about 10-15 minutes, until wax is approx 120 degrees. Add fragrance. How much? Recommended amounts are ½ oz – 1 oz Fragrance per pound of wax. I use 4oz for 3 lbs.Do not use more than 5% fragrance of your melted wax.

8. Let it cool to about 90-100 degrees. While waiting, place wick sticker on wick and center in bottom of jars.

9. When wax looks cloudy, it’s ready to pour.

10. Thread wick through wick holder (popsicle stick) and gently pull tight and kink over. Center wick

11. When solid trim wick to ¼. Usually it takes about 20 minutes.

That was Easy!

The whole process takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours. Wax usually melts to about 1/3 – 1/2 of flakes. Have extra jars and tealights ready for excess wax. Clean up is simple; just pour your boiling water in your pourer with some dishwashing liquid, rinse and dry with paper towels.

If you prefer, you can let leftover wax harden in the pourer and reheat on low temperature when you’re ready to make candles again, keeping the temperature low to preserve the fragrance.

The candles will burn better if left to set overnight, although a lot of people don’t wait!