Learn How to Make Your Own Homemade Soy Candles
- Mason Jars (or other glass containers)
- Melting Pot/pitcher or an old saucepan to melt the wax in (link goes to melting pot I have)
- Larger pot to use as a double boiler, or you could use an actual double boiler
- Soy Wax (the link goes to the exact wax I used)
- Wicks (these are the wicks I used, but they’ll need to be trimmed later)
- Scale (just a digital kitchen scale–I got mine at Walmart, and use it for candles and soap)
- Glue gun, superglue, or wick stickers
- Mixing spoon (I use an old wooden spoon I found at a flea market)
- Clothespins or something to hold the wicks straight
- Fragrance oil (a couple of my favorites are Vanilla Hazlenut and Vanilla) For each pound of wax I use about 2 oz. fragrance oil.
- Newspapers to protect counters
- Paper towels
Put clothespins over the jars. I’ve decided that sticking the wick through the metal coil part of the spring holds the wicks better than actually clipping it.
Add the melting pot filled with wax to your pot of simmering water. The wax will slowly begin to melt. Make sure you watch it carefully (don’t walk off and leave it), as wax can catch fire (burst into flames) if it gets too hot.
Continue heating, stirring with your spoon, until the wax is completely melted.
The two candles below also have “frosting,” which is the white look on the sides. Thankfully, since they are white candles, it’s not really very noticeable, and it doesn’t affect how the candle burns. But to prevent this, try to make candles when it’s warmer outside or when you can keep the heat turned up so that the room temperature is about 70 degrees, which is considered the ideal room temperature for cooling candles.
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