Soy Candle Making How To Make Candles At Home

Soy Candle Making: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Candles at Home

Soy candles are a popular option for those looking for a long-burning, eco-friendly candle. Making your own soy candles at home is a fun and easy project that can be completed with a few simple materials. This guide will walk you through the basic steps involved in making your own soy candles.

What You’ll Need to Get Started

Before you begin, there are a few materials and tools you’ll need to make your soy candles.

  • Soy wax
  • Scented oil
  • Candle wicks
  • Melting pot
  • Container
  • Pouring pitcher
  • Stirring utensil

Step 1: Prepare Your Container

The first step is to prepare your container. Prepare the container by cleaning it thoroughly with a damp cloth and making sure it is completely dry. If you plan to use multiple containers, measure the wax to ensure that you have enough to fill each of the containers.

Step 2: Prepare the Wax

Once your container is ready, it’s time to prepare the wax. Place the desired amount of soy wax into the melting pot and heat over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally, until the wax has completely melted.

Step 3: Add Scented Oil

Once the wax has completely melted, it’s time to add the scented oil. You can find scented oils in many craft stores and online. Add the oils in small increments, starting with a small amount and adding more until you reach the desired level of fragrance.

Step 4: Add the Wick

Once the wax and scented oils are blended together, it’s time to add the wick. Cut the wick to the desired length, place the metal tabs in the wax, and then bend the wick over the container.

Step 5: Pour the Wax

Once the wick is in place, it’s time to pour the wax. Place the container on a flat surface and slowly pour the wax into the container. Make sure to pour the wax evenly to avoid air bubbles.

Step 6: Let Cool

Once the wax has been poured, let the candle cool for a few hours. Once the wax is completely cooled, trim the wick and your soy candle is ready to be lit!


Making your own soy candles at home is a fun and easy project that can be completed with just a few materials. Following these simple steps will ensure a successful result, and give you a great new centerpiece to enjoy!

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