Soy candles are all the range these days! Biodegradable and believed to be longer lasting than other types of candles, it's no wonder soy candles are so popular. The great news is that even if you are craft-challenged and frugal, you can easily make your own soy candle. Here's how to do it in a few simple steps.
- Gather old glass jars. Look for reusable jars that have metal lids and interesting shapes. Smaller jars are probably a good place to start.
- Wash and dry the jars thoroughly. Soak jars in a tub of warm, soapy water. This will serve two purposes: To clean the jars and also to help loosen the label.
- Microwave soy wax. Take a cup of microwaveable soy wax and microwave it for about a minute and a half. One cup of soy wax should fill up a 2 ounce jar.
- Thread the wick. Thread the braided wick through a metal wick tab. Cement the tab to the bottom of the jar by lighting another candle and using the melted wax to adhere it.
- Attach other end of braided wick. Take a chopstick or skewer and tie the other end of the braided wick to it.
- Pour the melted wax into the jar.
- Optional: Add in a few drops of scented oil.
- Untie the wick. After the wax has hardened, untie the wick from the chopstick or skewer and cut it about 1/4 of an inch.
- You can purchase microwaveable soy wax at craft stores.
- You'll know your wax is completely melted when it looks clear.
- Make sure to read the instructions on each container of microwaveable soy wax.
- Be sure to microwave soy wax in microwave-safe containers.
- Be careful when handling hot wax!
Things You'll Need Edit
- Microwaveable soy wax
- Braided wick
- Metal wick tab
- Reusable jars
- Chopstick or skewer
- Scented oil