DIY - How To Make Soy Candles

  • Developing a brand-new creative skill is fulfilling for the soul as well as exciting. As you navigate through the many different techniques and methods of learning a new craft, it can take time and practice to hone your newly acquired skills, but when you see the result, you're glad you spent the time!


  • It's relaxing and relatively easy to make soy candles. I think you can make a candle if you can follow a recipe! With the launch of our DIY candle making kits this week, I thought it was about time that I wrote a post on how to make your own soy candles.


  • Here's my step-by-step method for making your own natural soy wax candles



What You Need



  • Candle jars (these could be recycled candle jars, jars from charity shops, etc.).
  • Soy wax
  • Fragrance oil or essential oil
  • Wicks and wick stabilizers or a glue gun
  • Wooden pegs or a lolly stick
  • Heat Source : In a larger pot, add a few inches of water and place the smaller pot inside. Pour the wax flakes into the smaller pot and heat on medium heat until they melt.
  • Electric Stove / Gas cooker
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Pouring jug
  • Stainless steel stirrer e.g spoon



Instructions - Making Soy Candle



  1. Pour your soy wax into the small pot
  2. You should heat the wax to a medium temperature, not too hot, because too high a temperature will disturb the wax.
  3. Check the temperature occasionally and stir the wax. Solid wax flakes will melt into golden liquid wax.
  4. During the melting process, assemble the candle containers. Glue the wick stabilizers onto the bottom of the wicks.
  5. Put your wick in the middle of the bottom of the candle container. Set it aside.
  6. As soon as the thermometer reaches the appropriate temperature for your wax, take it off the heat
  7. Pour the fragrance oil into the melted wax and stir, ensuring the oil is evenly distributed within the melted wax.
  8. Pour the fragrance liquid wax into a pouring jug and pour carefully into your candle containers
  9. Stabilize the candle wick with the wick stabilizer (wooden peg)
  10. Transfer the candle carefully into a warm environment for at least 24 hours.
  11. Once set, trim the wick approximately 1cm using a wick trimmer or nail scissors.
  12. Light and enjoy!