Making soy candles is amazingly rewarding. They look pretty, they smell wonderful, they're non-toxic.
And best of all, soy candle making is fun and easy! All you need is...
... Some simple soy candle making instructions
... An aromatherapy candle recipe or two
... Plus a few basic ingredients
And you're on your way to making your own handmade soy wax scented candles. And guess what - you'll find all that stuff right here! (Well, not the ingredients, but you will find some recommended sources for soy candle making supplies.)
Scented soy candles have many benefits. They burn WAY longer than paraffin candles and, unlike paraffin, they don't poison you as you burn them. (In case you didn't know, paraffin wax is carcinogenic, which means cancer-causing.)
Soy candles burn clean, with very little soot, and they're eco-friendly because they're made from plant materials. Clean and green!
You'll need to choose the type of fragrance you want to use for your handmade soy candles. Pure plant essences (essential oils) have a much more subtle scent than synthetic fragrance oils.
If you like scented soy candles with a strong aroma that fills the room for a long time, you may prefer to use a synthetic soy candle fragrance oil. The down side to this is that synthetics are not eco-friendly and you don't get the same therapeutic benefits as you do from pure, natural essential oils.
I like natural aromatherapy soy wax scented candles because they're environmentally responsible, they set a warm, friendly mood, and their scent is beautiful without knocking your socks off.
There are hundreds of wonderful choices when it comes to containers, ribbons, flowers and other great decorative stuff you can use to create your own personalized decorative soy candles.
Decorating your handmade soy candles is a place where you can really unleash your creativity, playing with color and texture, not to mention the aroma of your scented soy candles.
Try cinnamon sticks and red ribbon for a winter mood, or use white frosted glass for a modern look. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
There are two basic methods for making soy candles:
Melt-and-pour candles such as mason jar soy candles or tea lights.
Molded candles such as soy wax pillar candles.
I've separated the instructions for making soy candles into two additional pages, because each method is quite different and needs different candle supplies.
Click on the links below to view the step-by-step instruction pages, plus essential oil blends to scent your handmade soy candles.
These soy candle making instructions are for container candles like mason jar soy candles or tea lights.
Step-by-step instructions for making soy candles using pillar candle molds. A little more challenging than melt-and-pour scented soy candles, but super-rewarding!
Essential oil blends for handmade soy candles. Spicy and sensual, floral and fresh... a blend for every mood!
Rich, decadent and sooooo good for your skin... and fun and easy to make with this simple massage candle recipe.