How to Make Soy Candles: Time Saving Tips and Tricks
Candle making has been around since as early as 3000 B.C. when the Egyptians used beeswax to make
candles. Today, candles are made from various waxes like beeswax, paraffin and the ever popular soy
wax. Soy candles have become quite popular over the last couple of years due to people becoming more
If you want to learn the basics of how to make soy candles, you have landed in the right place. The
following is a short guide to soy candle making and little tips and tricks you can use to save time so you
can create your own personal "scent memory" (this happens when you smell a scent that reminds you of
something from your past - preferably a good memory like Mom's homemade cookies).
What you will need for making soy candles:
Soy wax flakes, fragrance oil for your "scent memory", candle dye for color, cotton, wick, glass or metal
jar and a microwave oven.
Steps for quick and easy soy candles:
Melt soy wax flakes in the microwave. Add fragrance oil and mix thoroughly with melted soy wax. Add
candle dye if you want a specific color and mix well with melted soy wax. Place cotton wick into the
center of the jar. Pour melted, scented and optionally dyed soy wax into the jar with the wick sticking
out of the top.
Time saving tips for how to make soy candles:
Melting - Don't overheat wax in the microwave. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin.
Candle craters - If you have holes/craters in your soy candle after it has set, simply grab a blow dryer
and heat the top layer to create a nice smooth top layer.
Your soy candle(s) should have a cloudy or creamy look when set. If you should experience more
shrinkage with soy wax flakes than you like and the wax pulls away from the cotton wick, you can use
the blow dryer to remedy that problem as well. You also want to make sure your cotton wick is long
enough so that the pool of melted soy wax reaches from side to side for even and longer lasting bu