Homemade Soy Candles


I love candles, they make our house smell so good and the ambiance they provide is wonderful.  One thing I don’t like about a lot of store bought candles is that they are not clean burning.  I wanted to have candles in my home to provide that same light and smell but without emitting harmful chemicals in the air.  So I decided to create my own candles.

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All you need is:
Soy flakes – I got mine at Hobby Lobby
Wicks -Hobby Lobby again
A jar – I reused a pasta sauce jarEssential oils

Pour soy flakes into microwavable measuring cup, place in microwave for 30 seconds.  Remove and stir, do this several times until flakes are melted entirely.

Dip the bottom of the wick in the melted wax.  Sick on the bottom of the jar, wait about 1 minute until wax drys. Hold wick with one hand and pour melted wax into jar.  Add 15 drops of essential oil,  for this candle I did lavender. My next one I am going to do eucalyptus.

This is what the soy flakes should look like after they are all melted.

I love my candle so much.  Leave me a comment and tell me if you have made your own candles or suggestions of essencial oils to try out!

Happy crafting!


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