Learn how to make soy candles with essential oils in this easy tutorial and video. Discover the secret to a great candle scent. These make awesome homemade gifts!
Making Soy Candles could not be easier! Today I’m showing you how I made these scented soy candles using old (but clean) Yoplait Oui Yogurt Jars.
Have I ever told you guys my love affair with these little jars?
I use them for a lot of projects, like these pretty macrame jar hangers with fairy lights.
Is there anything cozier than curling up on the sofa with a blanket, your beverage of choice and a beautiful, scented candle?
Sounds very dreamy.
We love candles in the house! I’m especially drawn to beautiful and unique containers for your candles. So whether you had one that you want to reuse or you want to go outside the box like with these yogurt jars – you have so many options to make these soy candles. Little Bowls can make great candles too.
Did I mention these make great gifts too? 🙂
Materials Needed for Soy Candles
- Soy Wax Flakes
- Essential Oils – I used 20 drops of a trio of rosemary, juniper berry and cedarwood
- Containers – I used Yoplait Oui Yogurt Jars
- Double Boiler
How to Make Soy Candles with Essential Oils
Measure your soy wax candles. It’s simply double the size of your container. So I filled up two yogurt jars worth to make one candle. Repeat for as many candles as you want.
Heat wax over a double boiler until it’s melted.
Once the wax is melted, spoon a bit of it into the bottom of your container. Use this to “stick” your wick to the bottom center of the jar. Thread the wick through a clothespin and rest it on top. This will hold the wick in the center.
Allow the wax to cool slightly. I waited for 5 minutes or so. Drop some of your favorite essential oils into the wax and stir, stir stir!
Here’s the secret to a nice smelling candle …
You should drop the essential oils into the candle wax while it’s not too hot, but still warm. Then start stirring! Stirring helps the scent incorporate throughout the candle.
I used 20 drops or so.
Carefully pour the melted wax into your containers. Allow it to cool completely.
By the way, you can make beeswax candles too!
You now have these beautiful scented DIY soy candles that you can display anywhere and everywhere in your home.
Are you so proud of yourself?
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and video for making soy candles with essential oils. Here’s to a cozier (and better smelling?) home!