Scented candle making with soy wax is becoming a very popular craft. Candles are wonderful gifts for all occasions; birthdays, showers, housewarming and Christmas are just a few of them. Scented candle making with soy wax is easy, fun and very rewarding for the candle maker. Candles are not only made for their visual beauty but also for the sense that they produce. The scents we smell are very important to our lives and being able to create your own scented candles will give you many, pleasant and stress relieving hours of pleasure.
Ingredients. To make candles with soy, you need to gather some essential tools and ingredients. You will need three basic items: Essential Oils, Essential Fragrance and Candle Wax. These three items can be found at your local craft store or online and are relatively inexpensive.
Decide on what kind of wax to use. One of the best all around waxes when it comes to creating scented candles is coconut wax. It burns at sixty-seven degrees Fahrenheit and has a lovely rich, vanilla fragrance. It is ideal for candles because of its availability and relative safety. Many people are allergic to beeswax, which is commonly used in making candles and the rashes often experienced by those who are allergic to beeswax.
Find a candle wax blend that you like. Try to find a candle wax blend that has similar properties to your favorite scented oil or fragrance. If you can’t find any that closely matches your scent then try to buy a more expensive brand. For example, if you really love lavender then purchase a twenty dollar ounce bottle of lavender essential oil. This will cost you around twenty dollars for one jar of essential oil.
Choose your wicks, if you intend to make candles of any sort. The type of wicks you choose will depend largely on the scent you want your finished candles to have. Most people prefer natural wicks. These are made from cottonwood tree stem wood that is easily found in most craft stores. Because it is natural it won’t interfere with your other scented candle making supplies and you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals on your skin.
Buy a container that fits your container. Most candles containers come in standard sizes but if you want a more unique container you can purchase beaudoin tins. Beaudoin is a scent that has been used for hundreds of years in Europe. If you choose this type of container then you should be sure to include a few drops of your main scent into the beaudoin. If you don’t want to use the main scent then simply add an additional amount of your preferred fragrance to the beaudoin before adding it to the jar. It is a good idea to keep a few extra bottles of your favorite scents in your kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else where you plan to make candles.
If you purchase your soy candle making kits online to be careful to read the instructions carefully and make sure you follow them closely. Once you have completed your kit purchase instructions, be sure to keep them stored in a safe place. I wouldn’t recommend buying your kit based on the amount of time it will take to complete the kit. This is because you don’t have to wait very long. It may take a little longer for you than the other kits to complete but it is all quality time spent making wonderful scented candles. The kits come with detailed instructions so don’t hesitate to read them before purchasing.
There is always a better time for everything especially for DIY projects. Don’t wait until it’s too hot to do anything. Find a quality set of diy scented candle making instructions, candle mold if you need one, and get started. It’s better to wait until it’s not hot to do this job then to rush out of the house with no project completed. You can’t go back and make mistakes later.