DIY your own pure Soy Wax candle is easier than you think and actually requires little cost, effort, patience and time. Not to mention they also make the perfect handmade gift.
Burning candles is not a trend but a lifestyle. It can increase mood, create ambience and delight the senses. This love I have for filling my home with delightful mood enhancing scents was also burning a hole in my pocket! I was spending about $80 a month on candles for my home.
Here’s is how you can DIY your own Pure Soy Wax Candle at home:
You can get all your soy candle needs from Jenarna Candles, they are a trusted Etsy seller that ships to Australia from Brisbane.
What you’ll need:
– 100% Soy Wax
– Fragrance Oil
– Colour block (optional)
– Wick tabs (You can also get pre tabbed wicks)
– Hot glue gun or wick stickers (for holding the wick in place)
– Icy pole sticks (for making sure the wick stays in the right spot when pouring)
– Weighing scale
– Double Boiler OR Big saucepan for boiling water and a small one to place inside for the – – Wax to melt
Clean pots thoroughly. Place sticky dots on the bottom of each wick, then attach to the centre of each jar/container. Make sure you press them down hard so they won’t move when the hot wax is poured in. Trim your wicks so that they are about 2cm from the top of your jar/container.
Place wax in double boiler. Never heat your wax over direct heat or flame. If you don’t have a double boiler, fill the larger saucepan about halfway with water. Put your wax in the smaller saucepan, then place it in the larger saucepan. (You’re creating a DIY double boiler)
Slowly heat your wax over low-medium heat, until all the wax melts and reaches about 60 degrees Celsius. You want to be stirring as this is happening. Don’t be tempted to crank the heat up to speed up the process; you don’t want anything burning!
Take the saucepan off the heat, and remove the smaller saucepan from the larger saucepan. Let it’s stand for about 5 minutes to cool a little before you Add your fragrance oil. The bottle will say 4-10% or something similar; this is the percentage of oil used to quantity of wax. I like to use 10% oil to wax.
It’s pouring time! Lay down your newspaper and place your jars on top. Nothing worse than trying to clean up wax!! Pop your icy-pole sticks/chopsticks either side of the wicks to keep it stable… Pour! Leave some space at the top of the jars/containers your don’t want it too full or it could get dangerous with hot wax involved!
Leave the candles to set overnight for best results in a cool place (kitchen is usually a good spot)
Viola! You have your very own Soy Wax Candles.
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