How To Make Scented Soy Candles

Do you want to make scented soy candles and don't know where to start? We've got you covered!

First of all, let's cover what you need to get started:

  1. One lbs. of soy wax 
  2. Small pouring pitcher
  3. Candle containers/jars
  4. Eco Candle Wicks (Use this wicks chart to choose wicks)
  5. Warning labels
  6. Wicks stickers
  7. Fragrance oil
  8. Glass thermometer
  9. Stovetop or hotplate with medium-sized saucepot for boiling water
  10. Large spoon or stirring utensil

    Now that you have all the tools you need, let's prepare your work area

    You should cover the surface that you will be working on with wax paper, newspaper, or towels. Also, make sure to have some warm water and soap in case of spills.

    You are now ready to master some basic techniques for candle making!

    1. Place your saucepot on your burner and fill it with 1/3 water.
    2. Empty your soy wax into the pouring pitcher, place your pouring pitcher in the saucepot and heat over low/medium heat to 185 F.

    3. Place a wick sticker on the bottom of your wick and center it inside the container.             
    4. As the wax begins to melt, gently stir with a spoon and continue to heat until the temperature reaches 185°F.

    Tip: Many fragrance oils won't mix properly into the wax until it's hot enough so It’s important for the wax to reach 185°F. 

    5. Once the wax reaches 185°F, pour 1oz bottle of fragrance oil into the melted wax and remove the pitcher from the heat.

    Tip: Adding more than recommended will cause the candle to burn poorly.

    6. Gently stir for 1-2 minutes. Allow the wax to cool to 135°F.

    Tip: Pouring the wax while it's still hot can cause the candles to shrink and pull away from the sides.

    7. Place the wick bar on top of your tin. Pull the wick tight and press it into the opening of the wick bar to keep the wick centered.

      8. Once the wax cools to 135°F, carefully pour the wax into the prepared container. Fill each tin to 1/4 of an inch from the top of the ridge. Allow the candle to cool overnight. 

        9. Remove the wick bar and trim the wick to 1/4 of an inch. Place a lid on each container and add a warning label to the bottom of each tin. Wait 24 hours before burning the finished candles.
        10. Enjoy your candles! 



          You’ve just made your very first batch of soy wax candles! Now you have fantastic candles you can give to friends, family, or enjoy in your own home. 


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