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How To Make A Soy Candle With Essential Oils

How To Make A Soy Candle With Essential Oils

Are you looking to brighten up your home and fill it with the natural, soothing aroma of essential oils? Crafting your very own soy candle with essential oils is not only a fun and fulfilling project, but it also allows you to create the perfect scent for your space. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of making a soy candle with your favorite Oshu Oil essential oils – an ideal way to bring balance and wellbeing into your home.

Why Choose Soy Candles and Essential Oils?

Soy candles are eco-friendly, as they're made from natural, renewable resources and burn cleaner than traditional paraffin wax candles. Additionally, soy candles burn slower, which means they last longer. When you add essential oils to your soy candle, you're creating a personalized scent with numerous therapeutic benefits for your mind and body. Aromacology, the study of the effects of scents on our emotional and physical wellbeing, has shown that essential oils can help improve mood, reduce stress, and promote overall health.

What You'll Need

To make your soy candle with essential oils, you will need:

  • Soy candle wax
  • An essential oil or blend of your choice (from Oshu Oils)
  • A wick
  • A heat-resistant container, such as a glass jar or tin
  • A double boiler or heat-safe bowl
  • A thermometer
  • A spatula or wooden spoon

The Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

For a successful candle-making experience, it's essential to gather all your materials and set up a clean, clutter-free workspace. Cover your surface with newspaper or a protective material to catch any spilled wax.

Step 2: Measure Out Wax and Essential Oils

Using a kitchen scale, weigh out the amount of soy wax you will need for your chosen container. A general rule of thumb is to double the volume of your container. For example, if your container is 8 ounces, you will need 16 ounces of soy wax. Next, decide how much essential oil to use for the perfect scent strength. A starting point is to use 1 ounce (roughly 30ml) of essential oil per 16 ounces of wax.

Create Your Own Essential Oil

Have you ever dreamt of crafting your own personalised Artisan Essential Oil blend? We've turned this dream into reality. Every blend is carefully hand-blended and prepared to order, tailoring a sensory experience as unique as you.

Choose from our expertly curated blends or explore your creativity. Delve into the essence of up to three handpicked ingredients. It's an opportunity to let your intuition guide you.

Step 3: Melt the Wax

Using a double boiler or heat-safe bowl, melt your soy wax over low heat. This method gradually heats up the wax without burning it. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature – ideally, your wax should melt between 160°F and 180°F.

Step 4: Prep the Wick and Container

While your wax is melting, prepare your container and wick. Secure the wick at the bottom of your container, either with a wick sticker or by dipping it in a small amount of melted wax and then pressing it to the base of the container. To ensure the wick remains straight and centered throughout the process, secure it at the top using a wick holder or similar tool.

Step 5: Add Essential Oils

Once your wax has melted and reached the desired temperature, remove it from heat and allow the temperature to drop to around 125°F. This is the ideal temperature to add essential oils because the oils won't evaporate at this cooler temperature. Stir in your chosen essential oil or blend with a spatula or wooden spoon.

Step 6: Pour the Wax

Slowly pour the melted wax and essential oils into your prepared container, filling it to the desired level. Remember to leave some space at the top so the candle doesn't overflow while burning.

Step 7: Let Your Candle Set

Allow your soy candle to set at room temperature for at least 24 hours. It is vital not to move or disturb the candle during this time, as it may affect the final appearance and quality.

Step 8: Trim the Wick and Light

After your candle has set, trim the wick to about 0.25 inches and light it up! Enjoy the soothing aroma and welcoming ambiance created by your homemade soy and essential oil candle.

How To Make A Soy Candle With Essential Oils Example:

Imagine crafting a cozy, calming soy candle using Oshu Oils' Lavender essential oil. Your home will be filled with the gentle scent of lavender, known for its soothing qualities, helping you unwind after a long day and promoting a restful night's sleep.

Congratulations on crafting your own soy candle with essential oils! We hope you enjoyed the process and now have a beautiful, aromatic addition to your home. Stay tuned to our blog for more informative articles and tips on essential oils and aromacology. Don't forget to explore the Oshu Oils range of essential oils to inspire your next candlemaking project and spread the word by sharing this guide with your friends and family. Together, let's bring balance, wellbeing, and the power of essential oils into every aspect of our lives.

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Kaua Ribeiro

Kaua Ribeiro is a renowned expert in holistic medicine and beauty, with over 25 years of research experience dedicated to uncovering the secrets of nature's most powerful remedies. Holding a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Kaua's passion for healing and well-being has driven him to explore the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit. Over the years, Kaua has become a respected authority in the field, helping countless individuals discover the transformative power of plant-based therapies, including essential oils, herbs, and natural supplements. He has authored numerous articles and publications, sharing his wealth of knowledge with a global audience seeking to improve their overall health and well-being. Kaua's expertise extends to the realm of beauty, where he has developed innovative, all-natural skincare solutions that harness the potency of botanical ingredients. His formulations embody his deep understanding of the healing properties found in nature, providing holistic alternatives for those seeking a more balanced approach to self-care. With his extensive background and dedication to the field, Kaua is a trusted voice and guiding light in the world of holistic medicine and beauty.

Create Your Own Essential Oil

Have you ever dreamt of crafting your own personalised Artisan Essential Oil blend? We've turned this dream into reality. Every blend is carefully hand-blended and prepared to order, tailoring a sensory experience as unique as you.

Choose from our expertly curated blends or explore your creativity. Delve into the essence of up to three handpicked ingredients. It's an opportunity to let your intuition guide you.

About Kaua Ribeiro

Kaua Ribeiro is a renowned expert in holistic medicine and beauty, with over 25 years of research experience dedicated to uncovering the secrets of nature's most powerful remedies. Holding a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Kaua's passion for healing and well-being has driven him to explore the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit. Over the years, Kaua has become a respected authority in the field, helping countless individuals discover the transformative power of plant-based therapies, including essential oils, herbs, and natural supplements. He has authored numerous articles and publications, sharing his wealth of knowledge with a global audience seeking to improve their overall health and well-being. Kaua's expertise extends to the realm of beauty, where he has developed innovative, all-natural skincare solutions that harness the potency of botanical ingredients. His formulations embody his deep understanding of the healing properties found in nature, providing holistic alternatives for those seeking a more balanced approach to self-care. With his extensive background and dedication to the field, Kaua is a trusted voice and guiding light in the world of holistic medicine and beauty.

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