Ready to make your first soy candle? With this video we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step!
You need clean dry containers – glass jars, ceramics (make sure that they are heat-proof up to high temperatures), candle wicks (cotton or wooden), soy wax, fragrance.
Also, you will need a heat-proof container for melting wax, scissors, a thermometer, and a measuring cup.
So, some easy steps to follow:
Measure the wax
Melt the wax
Add fragrance oil and stir well
Let the wax cool slightly
Prepare containers & wicks
Secure the wick with wick holder
Let it cool
Final pour just for filling any holes
Trim the wick
Let it cure
Why Soy Wax?
Soy would be considered a vegan wax. It’s made from renewable soybeans. Soy produces 90% less soot than paraffin wax. It burns clean, doesn’t have an aroma on its own like beeswax, and won’t leave black soot on the walls.
While fragrance tends to be more subtle in a soy candle, it still holds scent well and produces less soot than other wax types. Features to look for in soy wax would be a high fragrance load capability (10%+), good glass adhesion, and a strong cold and hot throw.