Learning a new creative skill is both exciting and good for the soul. It can take time and practice to hone your new skills as you navigate through the new techniques and methods of learning a new craft, but when you see your finished item it becomes all worth it! Making soy candles is relaxing and can be relatively simple, my thoughts are, if you can follow a recipe you can make a candle! I have been asked by many people to write a post on how to make your own soy candles and with the launch of my NEW DIY Soy candle making kits this week I thought it was about time that I wrote one!
Here is my step by step method for you to follow to make your own natural soy wax candles
candle containers ( these could be recycled candle containers, charity shop glass containers etc)
fragrance oil or essential oil
wicks and wick stabilisers or a glue gun
wooden pegs or a lolly stick
heat Source for e.g a Double Boiler , Bain Marie or a homemade method by using a large pot and a smaller pot that fits inside. Fill the larger pot with a few inches of water and place the smaller pot inside, pour the wax flakes into the smaller pot and heat on a medium heat until the wax flakes melt)
stainless steel stirrer e.g spoon
Soy Candle Making Instructions
1. Pour your soy wax into a double boiler
2. Heat the wax at a medium temperature, not too high as will disturb the wax.
3. Pop in the thermometer and stir occasionally. The wax will melt from solid wax flakes to a golden liquid.
4. Whilst the wax is melting assemble your candle containers. Insert your wick stabilisers onto the bottom of the wicks. Centre your wick inside the candle containers in the middle of the bottom of the glass. Set aside.
5. When the thermometer reaches the appropriate temperature for your wax, take it off the heat
6. Pour the fragrance oil into the melted wax and stir, ensuring the oil is evenly distributed within the melted wax.
7. Pour the fragranced liquid wax into a pouring jug and pour carefully into your candle containers
8. Stabilise the candle wick with the wick stabiliser (wooden peg)
9. Transfer the candle carefully into a room temperature room (warm) for at least 24 hours.
10. Once set, trim the wick approximately 1cm using a wick trimmer or nail scissors.
11. Light and enjoy!
I have had so much fun writing this for you and I hope that you find my DIY Soy Making Kits easy to follow! I love making candles and it has become one of the best things that I have ever done in my career, I hope that you enjoy it as much I do!