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Homemade Soy Candles

Make soy candles at home with this easy method! Cheap and great burning, you'll never buy candles again!
Keyword christmas, craft
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 day
Servings 12 candles, at least
Cost $5 per candle, depending

Equipment

  • 4 cup glass measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 3 cups soy wax 10 lb bag was 28.29
  • 1 piece organic hemp wicks & wick tabs this is a 200 ft roll for $23.99
  • 2 pieces soy wax candle dye only a couple chips goes a long way! This stuff will last forever! $19.99 . ----optional
  • 1 pint mason jar buy them in a pack and they are less than $1 each.
  • 5 drops essential oil ---optional. price depends on your essential oil
  • 1 candle wax sticker ---optional but make it much easier to keep your wick straight!

Instructions

  • Measure a piece of wick that is about 1 inch longer than the jar.
  • Insert the wick into the tab, pull it through and wrap about ¼ inch around itself on the other side.
  • If using the sticker, add the sticker to the bottom of the tab and then gently press the sticker with the wick to the center of the bottom of your jar. Press down gently to stick it well.
  • Using the glass 4-cup measuring cup; In 1 minute increments, melt your soy wax with 1-2 pieces of colored wax chips (the amount you use depends on the deepness of the color you want--a little goes a long way!) in the microwave until completely melted.
  • If desired, add several drops of essential oil and stir well.
  • Carefully pour the hot wax into the jar (be sure to hold the wick up so it doesn't fall into the wax) until the candle is the fullness you want.
  • Either hold the wick until the wax has set enough to be firm OR use a clothes pin and pinch the wick in the very center of the clothes pin and set the clothes pin across the jar OR use a wooden skewer and twist the wick up around it until tight and set the skewer across the jar.
  • Let the candle cool completely over night before using.

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Notes

The ingredients show make at least a dozen pint sized candles...if not more. 
The coloring will last for dozens and dozens (unless you use up all of one color) of candles!
Buying these materials and making as many candles as possible means your cost is:
about $5 per candle.
For a long-burning, soy, scented pint-sized candle...that is a really good price!