Soy Wax Candle Making Instructions

  • Heat wax to 185° F (do NOT exceed 200° F as this may discolor and/or burn your wax). You can use microwave, double boiler method, old crock pot, or Presto kettle.
  • While wax is melting, add wicks to jars. Stick wick sticker to bottom of wick and then press into bottom center of container. (You can use the tube of an ink pen as a guide for your wick.)
  • Weigh out enough wax to fill the container (for an 8 oz. jar, it takes around 6 oz. of wax.) 
  • Add color (1 dye chip will color approx. 1 lb. of wax to a medium shade.) (The dye chip should desolve in the wax.)
  • Let wax cool to 165° - 175° F and then add ½ oz. of fragrance oil for 6-8 oz. of wax. (You can use up to 2 oz. per pound.)
  • Stir gently for 2 minutes.
  • Allow wax to cool down to 110° - 120° F. The wax may be slushy in appearance, but this pouring temp will allow your candles to have a smoother surface. 
  • Stir again & pour into container of choice.
  • Allow to solidify at room temp.
  • When wax begins to cool and harden, you will need to pull the wick to straighten it. This will help candle to burn even. 
  • When candle has completely hardened, trim wick to ¼”.
  • Soy wax creates a natural frosted look. To reduce this, apply heat to top of finished candles with a hair dryer. 
  • Let candle cure for at least 24 - 48 hours before burning.