How to Make Soy Candles
A quick & easy candle recipe for our DIY Kits!
- Choose a candle container and essential oil blend. Clear off counter space and get comfortable.
- Gradually melt premeasured bag of soy wax in double boiler or microwave until it reaches between 76.6°C – 82.2°C (170°F – 180°F)
- While wax is melting, add wick and center in the container.
- Monitor wax and wait for it to reach melting point 76.6°C – 82.2°C (170°F – 180°F). When wax has melted, remove from heat.
- Pour melted wax into a measuring cup and add premeasured essential oil.
- Stir slowly to blend soy wax and essential oils (careful to blend gently as to prevent air bubbles).
- Check temp. When wax is at 130 F degrees or less, slowly pour into the container.
- For best results leave the candle to sit for one hour before moving.
- Let your aromatherapy candle cure for at least 1-2 weeks Trim wick to 1/4 in. before lighting. (do this each time you light it)
- When lighting your candle, take a moment to set an intention and reflect on one thing you are grateful for. Do this each day.
- Save your container after burning the candle and contact us for a discounted refill!
How much soy wax is needed to make a candle?
To determine how much wax you will need, you will need to decide on what container you want to use. For example if you are using a teacup or a 4oz container, fill it with water first, and then weigh the amount of water. (4oz)
Here's the basic formula:
(ounces of wax per container) X (number of containers) = (ounces needed)
(ounces needed) ÷ 16 (ounces in 1 pound) = (pounds of wax needed)
For example, let's say you wanted to make 4 candles in a 4oz Candle Tin or 4oz Teacup.
4oz x 4 = 16 oz of wax
16oz ÷ 16 = 1lb pound of wax
It is a good idea to round this number up. It's always better to have a little wax left over than to not have enough!
How much essential oil should I use?
First, you need to know what percentage of fragrance oil you want to use. The average usage is 6-10%.
Here is a simple formula: 1lb of wax= 1oz of essential oil (30ml)
(oz of wax using) x (% of essential oil you want to use) = (oz of fragrance oil needed)
For example if you are making a 4oz candle and you want to use 6% fragrance oil
(4oz) x (6%) = (.24oz or 7ml) For a 4oz container or teacup container you will need 7ml of essential oil
For example, let's say you are using 2 pounds of wax and want to use 6% fragrance oil.
First, you'll need to calculate the number of ounces of wax you have:
2lb x 16 (number of oz in 1 pound) = 32oz
Plug these numbers into your formula:
32 x 6% = 1.92oz
You can round up to 2oz for easy measuring on your scale. Helpful hint (1oz= 30ml)