Measurements For Soy Candle Making

## Measurements for soy Candle Making
Making soy candles is a great way to create a unique, stylish and environmentally-friendly candle for yourself or for gifts for friends and family.

Soy wax has a lower melting temperature than other waxes, which gives you more control over the finished product. It also results in a slower, cooler burning candle that lasts longer and gives off more scent than a traditional candle. Once you get the wax melted, adding your favorite color and fragrance can take your candle from something simple to something extraordinary.

### Pre-Melt Soy Wax Measurements
The first step in making soy candles is to measure the wax. Soy candles require different measurements than regular wax candles due to the lower melting temperature of the wax. You will need to adjust the measurements for your container size:

– For a 4 oz. candle: use 2.4 oz. of wax
– For a 8 oz. candle: use 4.8 oz. of wax
– For a 16 oz. candle: use 9.6 oz. of wax
– For a 24 oz. candle: use 14.4 oz. of wax
– For a 32 oz. candle: use 19.2 oz. of wax



### How Much Fragrance to Use
Once you have your wax melted, the next step is to add your fragrance oil. Fragrance oils act as the scent of your candle and the amount you need to use depends on the size of your candle.

The general rule of thumb is to use 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil per pound of wax. This works out to be:

– For a 4 oz. candle: use 0.12 oz. of fragrance oil
– For a 8 oz. candle: use 0.24 oz. of fragrance oil
– For a 16 oz. candle: use 0.48 oz. of fragrance oil
– For a 24 oz. candle: use 0.72 oz. of fragrance oil
– For a 32 oz. candle: use 0.96 oz. of fragrance oil

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You may need to adjust your measurements depending on the type of fragrance oil you use or the desired strength of the fragrance.

### Wicking and Wax Combination
The last step in making soy candles is to add the wick and wax combination. The amount of wick and wax needed for each candle size depends on the type of wax and container used.

For a 4 oz. candle use:
– 1/4″ cotton wick
– 2 tablespoons of SG20 soy wax (in 1-pound increments)

For a 8 oz. candle use:
– 1/2″ cotton wick
– 4 tablespoons of SG20 soy wax (in 1-pound increments)

For a 16 oz. candle use:
– 3/4″ cotton wick
– 1/2 cup of SG20 soy wax (in 1-pound increments)

For a 24 oz. candle use:
– 1″ cotton wick
– 1 cup of SG20 soy wax (in 1-pound increments)

For a 32 oz. candle use:
– 1 1/2″ cotton wick
– 1 1/2 cups of SG20 soy wax (in 1-pound increments)

### Tips for Making Soy Candles
– Always use a wax thermometer to monitor the temperature of your wax.
– Wax should never exceed 140˚F (60˚C).
– When testing for proper wick length, allow the wax and wick to melt together for up to 25 minutes, followed by letting the candle cool before deciding if you need a different length.
– Adding the fragrance oil too close to the top temperature of the wax can cause the candle to bead up and not melt evenly.
– Use room temperature glass containers instead of cold ones.
– Soy wax can shrink, so make sure you leave a 1/4″ space at the top of your container before pouring.
– Never leave candles unattended when lit.

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Making soy candles can be a fun and creative experience. With the right measurements and tips, you can make beautiful candles that will last a long time and make your home smell wonderful!



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