Artminds Candle Making Soy Wax

The Beginner’s Guide to Making Soy Wax Candles

Candle making is a creative and therapeutic activity that can help you relax, explore your creative side, or simply fill your recent-made candles around your home for a warm atmosphere. If you’ve been wanting to get started making your own candles, you’ve come to the right place! Here is an overview of everything you need to know about making Soy Wax Candles with Artminds.

Materials You Will Need:

  • Artminds soy wax flakes
  • Artminds wicks
  • Wick-coated anchors
  • Double boiler (alternatively you can use two separate pots)
  • Thermometer
  • Candle mold or container
  • Fragrant oil of your choice
  • Crayons (for coloring)

Initiating the Process:

  • Begin by sterilizing your candle mold. You can do this by washing them in soapy water with vinegar or baking soda.
  • If you’ll be using a container, wrap the wick around the container’s anchor and secure it with a wick-sticky dab.
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  • Next, place the wax flakes in the boiler and begin to heat. If you’ve chosen to use two separate pots, place one on top of the other and begin heating the bottom pot with water to create a double boiler.
  • Once 600F is obtained, use a thermometer to check the temperature of the soy wax and make sure it does not exceed 600F.
  • Turn off the double boiler and add fragrance oils of your choice as well as crayon for rich color. Do not add water to your fragrance.
  • Wait for the wax flakes to melt before pouring it into the mold.
  • Let the wax cool for a few minutes and ensure that the wick stays standing in the center of the mold.
  • Finally, after 4-6 hours the wax should be completely solid and the candle should be ready for use.

Pros and Cons of Soy Wax:


  • Biodegradable: Soy wax is biodegradable and sustainable, making it a renewable resource.
  • Longevity: Soy candles will typically last twice as long as paraffin candles.
  • Environmentally friendly: Soy wax is made from vegetable oils, which are natural and carbon neutral.
  • Cleaner burning: Soy wax produces much less soot when burnt, resulting in less discoloration over time.

  • Softness: Soy wax is softer than paraffin wax and may melt or warp in warmer temperatures.
  • Stronger scents required: To get the same scent throw out of soy as you would with paraffin, you’ll need to use a higher percentage of fragrance oil.
  • Cost: Generally speaking, soy wax is more expensive than paraffin wax.

In Conclusion:

Making Soy Wax Candles with Artminds provides a unique opportunity to create a special home ornament as well as a romantic atmosphere for your beloved one or for yourself. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get into candle making, soy candles are the perfect place to start. Just remember to always handle heated wax with extreme care, and to use the safety measures outlined.

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