Candle Making Tips- How To Make Your Own Soy Candles and Scented Candles at Home

Making Soy Candles

Making your own Candles at home is really a wonderful idea but you may be thinking of how to do the same? Well it’s very simple and it will really be an enjoyable experience for you. You can make your own candles at your home with your family or friends. The best advantage in making your own candles is that you can manage the ingredients i.e. you can yourself choose the colors and fragrance you want to add to it and you can also experiment with different scents.

Nowadays Candles are very often used in home décor, aromatherapy uses, candle light dinners, or even you may gift it to your loved ones. So now you may be wondering of how to make the same? You can make your own Soy candles by following the simple basic steps.

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Hub Challenge 3 of 30 : Candle Making Tips- How to make your own Soy Candles
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Making Soy Candles

For making Soy candles you need Soy wax, a pan and stove top for heating the Soy wax, fragrance oil, a wick, a jar or a bottle for putting your candle inside it when you are done. If you take an average sized jelly jars then you will require 1 pound of wax and 1 ounce of fragrance oil.

Steps:-

Melt the Soy wax in a large sized pan over a medium heat on your stove top. Be careful while heating the wax. If you want to avoid heating then you may even use your microwave by using a safe glass bowl. Stir the soy while heating so that all the material melts uniformly and thoroughly.

After it changes its states from solid form to liquid form, pour the entire mixture in the jar which you planed earlier. Be very careful while transferring the mixture as it is very hot. Wear a protective gear so that your hands don’t burn if some liquid drips onto your hand.

Now instantly stir the fragrance oil into the blend according to the guidelines given on the package to add flavor to it.

Now be careful while inserting the wick in the center of the blend to let the candle burn magnificently. Use some object like a pen or scale or something else to help your wick stay in the center until the entire blend inside the jar has been cooled and solidified.

Now the final step is to trim your wick. Usually garnishing it to a half an inch to three quarters of an inch is adequate amount to make it burn easily.

Now your candle is ready to burn. You can add it to your home décor or gift it to your loved ones.

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Tips for Making Scented Candles at Home - Special Aromatherapy Candles

Scented candles are nothing but Aromatherapy candles. They are very magnificent and eye-catching candles. Scented candles can do much more than add ambiance to a room, they can actually change the way you perceive it. And to discover how scented candles affect how you perceive a room .You can make your own glorious aromatherapy candles. And the beauty behind making these aromatherapy candles is that you can control the quality and quantity of the ingredients. You can also at your own convenience create the blend of essential oils that you are personally fond of. But the main question is how to make Scented candles?

Adding Vanilla flavor to candles will relax you and your mind to a great extent. Adding Peppermint will make you alert. You have endless choices to your creativity and imagination.

How To Make Scented Candles

How to Make Scented Candles at Home?

There are many oils which can be added in the candle. If you don’t have a clear picture about these different types of oils then you can consult an aromatherapy book or simple visit an aromatherapy store for getting more details.The quality and quantity of oils that should be added to these candles depends on how strong you need the aroma. Which oils you are using, what is the size of your candle, what is the size of the room the candle will be burning in, how many candles you wish to burn at the same time, etc. these are some of the elements you need to consider while making or designing a Scented or Aromatherapy candle.

Usually, you don't need many drops. In most situations, 10 or fewer drops will suffice. But you may need to play with the formulation a little to get the aroma you seek. For making a Scented (Aromatherapy) candle you need to add the following ingredients:

  1. Wax
  2. Mould
  3. Scissors
  4. Thermometer
  5. Primed wicks
  6. Double boiler
  7. Kitchen scale
  8. Essential oils
  9. Bowl of cool water
  10. Dye if adding color
  11. Stearin if you are making paraffin candles
  12. Pencil, chopstick or wicking needle. (anything)

How To Make Candles - Step by Step

Step By Step Guide For Scented Candles Making

If you follow the below steps you will get a clear idea on how this scented candles are made.

Step 1 - Add the wick to the mould.

Step 2 - Melt the stearin, dye (optional), wax and essential oil together.

Step 3 - Once the proper pouring temperature has been reached then pour the wax into the mould.

Step 4 – In order to cool the candle place the mould in a bowl of cool water. You will perhaps need to weigh the candle down in some way as candles naturally float.

Step 5 - After the candle has been cooled, take it out from the water.

Step 6 - Now finally remove the candle from the mould and you are done with it.

That’s how simple it is to make a Scented Candle. So now don’t waste your time in simply thinking on how scented candles are made. Just try this at your home using your own imagination and creativity.

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Julie-Ann Amos 7 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

Nice hub!


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AllMomNeeds2know 7 years ago

Sounds fun and easy. Nice pics too.


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

$@Julie-Ann Amos -thank you for your support

@AllMomNeeds2know -Try it in home .it is fun and easy to make


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oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

Great Kevin Peter, I will definitely do one candle using soy wax


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Kevin Peter 7 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@oderog ..thank you ..we are expecting your personal experiences in candle making as hub


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Varenya 6 years ago

Wonderful!!! I always just used only beeswax to make my homemade candles, but this other method is a very good one: I will try it for sure! Many thanks!


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SEXYLADYDEE 5 years ago from Upstate NY

Great hub with alot of good information. I am researching making candles with my 15 yr old to sell and the more I read the more I think we are going to have a blast together. Dee


candle making tips 5 years ago

I want to start making them and selling them for extra income.....thanks for the candle making tips.


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Candle Expert 5 years ago

This is a fantastic hub on candle making thanks for the great info.


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Kevin Peter 5 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@dear friends sharing your experience in candle making with us !!!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

An excellent hub on making soy candles! Can't wait to begin. Rated up and useful!


A.CreativeThinker 4 years ago

Very Nice hub on soy candles. Never thought to use Soy, thanks for sharing. Take Care

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Amol 4 years ago

Anybody help me .I want Soy Candles.PLEAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi A.CreativeThinker,

Soy candles are one of the best ones. Thank you for finding my hub nice.

Hi Amil,

It can be easily purchased online.


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi vocalcoach,

Have you tried making soy candles? Hope you loved the hub Thanks for your comment.

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