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How To Make Soy Wax Candles With Essential Oils

How To Make Soy Wax Candles With Essential Oils

Are you a fan of candles and love surrounding yourself with soothing scents that can lift your spirits, energize your body, or create a serene atmosphere at home? If yes, then learn how to make your own soy wax candles infused with essential oils! In this article, we will walk you through the process of crafting soy candles with essential oils, so you can enjoy customized scents and natural ingredients in your candles.

Why Choose Soy Wax and Essential Oils?

Soy wax is a natural, biodegradable, and eco-friendly alternative to traditional paraffin wax. It has a lower melting point, which means that soy candles burn slower and last longer. Additionally, they produce less soot and emit fewer toxins, making them a healthier choice for your home.

Essential oils are extracted from plants, offering therapeutic benefits and enticing aromas. By combining soy wax and essential oils, you create a clean-burning and fragrant candle that can improve your mood, support wellness, and delight your senses.

Materials and Tools Needed

  • Soy wax flakes
  • Essential oils of your choice (Oshu Oils recommended for optimal quality)
  • Wicks (preferably cotton or wood)
  • Candle holder (glass jar, metal tin, or ceramic container)
  • A double boiler or a heat-safe bowl and a saucepan
  • A thermometer
  • Stirring spoon or spatula
  • Wick holder or clothespin
  • Wick trimmer or scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Prepare the Candle Holder

First, make sure your candle holder is clean and free of debris. If using glass, ensure it's heat-resistant to prevent cracking. Attach the wick in the center of your holder with a wick sticker or hot glue.

2. Melt the Soy Wax

Measure out the wax flakes by filling your candle holder twice. Using a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the wax flakes, stirring occasionally. Make sure the temperature stays between 160-180°F (71-82°C) to avoid scorching the wax.

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3. Add Essential Oils

Once the wax has melted, remove it from heat and let it cool to 120-130°F (49-54°C). This is the ideal temperature to add essential oils. Use about 6% of fragrance oil per pound of wax, which equates to approximately 1 oz. of essential oil per pound of wax. It's best to use a mix of top, middle, and base notes for a well-rounded scent.

4. Pour the Wax

Pour the wax mixture into your candle holder, leaving half an inch of space from the top. Gently stir to eliminate air bubbles and ensure the essential oils are evenly distributed.

5. Secure the Wick

Use a wick holder or clothespin to keep the wick centered and straight while the wax cools and hardens. Allow the candle to cool for at least 24 hours at room temperature.

6. Trim and Enjoy

Once the wax has fully hardened, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch (6mm) above the wax. Your soy wax essential oil candle is now ready to use and enjoy!

How To Make Soy Wax Candles With Essential Oils Example:

Imagine crafting a candle that combines the refreshing scent of eucalyptus, the sweet smell of lavender, and the earthy aroma of sandalwood. You'll create an inviting atmosphere in your living room with a blend that promotes relaxation and stress-relief. Or, try making a citrus and mint candle for your home office to boost focus and productivity. The possibilities are endless when you craft your own soy wax essential oil candles!

Now that you have learned the process of making soy wax candles with essential oils, it's time to get creative and experiment with your favorite scents. Don't forget to check out the wide range of essential oils from Oshu Oils to get started on your candle-making journey. And if this guide was helpful, don't hesitate to share it with your friends and family, so they can experience the joy of crafting their own natural and aromatic candles. Explore more guides on Oshu Oils for valuable information on essential oils and aromacology. Happy candle-making!

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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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