HOW TO MAKE EASY DIY SOY WAX CANDLES

Ready for a DIY soy wax candle tutorial? Let’s go!


Let’s get started with the supplies

Soy Candle Wax
Empty glass containers
Glass measuring cup (or similar)
Candle wick kit
or Wooden Wicks
Spoon
Crayons (not shown)
Essential oils
Microwave (or stove top and sauce pan)
Scissors

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Take your glass container and add the sticky tab to the center bottom. If your wicks don’t come with the stickies, you can simply hot glue the wick to the bottom instead. put your wick holder in place and set aside. You can also bend and tape the wick down if you don’t have a holder (see two photos down for example).

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Pour your soy wax to the top of your measuring cup and choose your melting method. I chose to try the stove top with a sauce pan and boiling water.

The melting process took about 10 minutes on the stove. The next time I make these I will simply use the microwave in 30 second increments. I’d guess that method would take about 3-5 minutes.

I ended up adding more wax during the melting process so I could fill two candle jars at the same time.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

While you wait for your wax to melt go ahead and prepare for the next steps. Set an oven mitt aside so you can handle the hot measuring cup and set aside your empty jar(s), essential oils, peeled crayons, and a spoon.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

At this point the wax should be completely melted—time to mix in the oils and crayons.

Note: I also set a second glass measuring cup aside so I could evenly divide the wax to do two scents and colors. If you only wanted to make one candle you would skip this step.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Stir in about 40-50 drops of your favorite essential oils to the wax. This seems excessive, but I promise it’s not.

I like to use more affordable oils for these so I don’t deplete my Young living stash. I have good luck finding affordable oils at Marshall’s stores. Soy wax requires more oil, but does a great job of holding a stronger scent in my opinion.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

I used lemon oil in one, and lavender in the other.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

If you want your candle wax to be colored stir in your broken crayon until melted. I ended up microwaving the wax and crayon for about 30 seconds to aid in the candle melting process.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Stir the crayon until completely blended. The color may seem dark, but it will dry lighter.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Once all mixed, pour the wax into one of your jars. And do the same with the other jar if you have more than one.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

Let the wax dry. I put mine in the refrigerator, which helped them dry in about 30-40 minutes. If you choose to air dry them it could take about 24 hours.

Once dry trim the wicks down.

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

And now it’s time to sit back and enjoy your beautiful candles!

Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!

See, I told you my DIY soy wax candle tutorial was easy!
If you try them for yourself let me know how they turn out! I love to see your results.

xoxo
Audrey

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Oh So Lovely Blog shares an easy DIY soy wax candle tutorial. Make beautiful candles for your home or gift giving!


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