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Learn How To Make Soy Candles In No Time At All

Updated on August 10, 2010

Learn How To Make Soy Candles In No Time At All

Soy candles are all the rage these days and you can make them yourself right at home if you want to. The process of making soy candles is quick and easy. You can even add in your own special ingredients after you get a bit more practice with it, to make your own unique creations. There are a few easy steps you need to follow to make your own lovely soy candles.

The container soy candles are easiest to make and will be best to get started with. The process of making soy candles is very similar to that of paraffin wax candles. The benefit is that soy candles are much easier and not as messy to make. Try scrubbing spilled paraffin wax off the countertop and see how much fun that is.

The first step is gathering all the necessary supplies. For a simple soy candle recipe you will need 1 pound of soy wax along with a mason jar in the color of your preference, 1 ounce of fragrance oil of your preference, wax dye and a cotton wick. The colors and fragrances are pretty much up to you and your own personal preference. This way you can put your creativity and personality into each soy candle you make.

Keep in mind that different fragrance oils have different purposes and for example lavender is great for using for relaxation purposes. On the other hand if you wanted a candle that was going to refresh and energize you when you lit it, lemon or sunflower would be a more ideal choice. Once you have all your supplies and are ready to get started, you want to heat up the wax and continue heating it until the wax has melted completely. Then you remove this from heat, only after you have it completely melted, and you want to add in the fragrance oil.

Keep stirring until everything is blended together well then take the pot off the heat and quickly pour the mixture into your mason jar. If you move too slowly the wax is going to end up sticking and drying to the pot, then once you have it in the jar you put the wick in the middle. You need to hold the wick up straight so that it will look nice and actually work once the wax has hardened. A clothespin or pencil can help you with this.


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      How To Make Soy Candles 7 years ago

      Once you've had a bit of practice, you can get away with pouring, without a wick bar at the top. Just have the double sided sticky tape on the bottom of the wick stand, and recenter the wick when you're done pouring.