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How to Make a Soy Candle

 

 

                                                         

A quick & easy candle recipe for our DIY Kits!

  1. Choose a candle container and essential oil blend.  Clear off counter space and get comfortable. 
  2. 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)
  3. While wax is melting, add wick and center in the container. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Pour melted wax into a measuring cup and add premeasured essential oil.
  6.  Stir slowly to blend soy wax and essential oils (careful to blend gently as to prevent air bubbles).
  7. Check temp. ​When wax is at 1​30 F​ degrees or l​ess,​ slowly pour into the container​.
  8. For best results leave the candle to sit for ​one hour​ before moving. 
  9. 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)
  10. When lighting your candle, take a moment to set an intention and reflect on one thing you are grateful for. Do this each day.
  11. Save your container after burning the candle and contact us for a discounted refill! 

 


 

Common Questions?

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)