Soy candle making has become a quick, relatively inexpensive project with lots of room for creativity and personal preferences to show through in every candle you make. You don’t have to use expensive paraffin waxes for your candle making endeavors, nor do you have to use toxic solvents to produce beautiful, fragrant candles. You can choose the fragrance, color, and scent combinations that you like best, and add or subtract fragrance from your candle recipes, as well. Using soy wax for candle making allows you to add or take fragrance without having to change out the entire wax mixture or having to worry about dangerous chemicals.
The variety of colors, fragrances, and scents available with soy wax for candle making are almost unlimited. Candle makers can make candles in any shade of blue, purple, red, green, yellow, orange, pink, or any other hue of the rainbow. You can even create scented candles with aromas of all kinds. If you like citrus, you can make a candle scented like a citrus fruit, lemon, or limes. If you like mint, a candle scented like peppermint can be made in your home.
Candles made with scented soy wax can also be used in aromatherapy candle making. Because you can use it in aromatherapy candle making, you can make candles that have relaxing and soothing scents such as lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, or any number of different aromas. You can also use your soy candle making skills to create candles that smell like exotic fruits like apples, pears, bananas, pineapples, melons, strawberries, and lemons. These unique scented candles add a nice touch to your home while also giving you the opportunity to create something special that you can use in your everyday, mundane life.
There are some important steps you must take to make soy wax candles with fragrance, color, and scent. Candle makers can buy the materials needed to create their own candles at craft stores, specialty stores, or online. Some stores may offer a discount if they sell more than one package at once, so you may be able to save money by shopping around for candles. If you’re purchasing your soy wax supplies at a specialty store, check with them to see if they offer any type of free trial shipping or if you’re not happy with the scent or the overall shape or design of the candle you order. You will be surprised how many candle manufacturers offer this service.
After you receive the wax from a specialty store or online, you need to heat it in a microwave safe container until it’s nearly solid. This will help give you a better feel for how it will react with different scents. You can test out your finished candles in a small area to make sure the candle has a pleasing scent before placing it in a larger area. If the wax is still too runny, allow the wax to cool for a short time before using it in your candles. This will ensure that you get the best possible scent.
Once you’ve purchased the wax, you need to melt the beeswax. For candle making using scented soy wax, this can easily be done in a double boiler or stove. Place the beeswax in one pan and the hot wax in another pan or bowl. Bring the two pans together until the beeswax melts completely. Once the wax is melted, add the scented wax in layers until it forms a thick consistency that resembles the consistency of thick jelly, then spread it evenly over the pan or bowl.
Once the wax and the wick have been applied to the candle, you can put it in the microwave to heat up and then set aside to harden. The wick will need to sit in the melted wax for about 15 minutes to set. After this time, the wick needs to be placed into a clean, empty jar and left to sit to harden.
After the candle has hardened, you can place the wick in the flame and light it with the flame until it is completely covered with wax. Now, you are ready to pour the wax into your containers with the scent you want to add to your candles. and then you are ready to create beautiful, fragrant candles with candle making.