How do you make soy candles?


Quick Answer

Make soy candles using microwaveable soy wax, mason jars or reusable glass jars, soy candle wicks and a microwave-safe container for melting and pouring wax. This method is ideal for beginners who have no experience in candle-making and want to begin with an option that does not require a stove or special temperature gauges.

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  1. Prepare the work area and jars

    Prepare the work area and jars by laying out a towel on a flat surface. The towel protects the surface from wax that may drop during the pouring process. It also protects the surface from heat damage. Place each jar on the towel, and place the wicks in the jars according to the manufacturer's directions on the wick packaging.

  2. Melt the wax

    Place the microwaveable soy wax into the microwave safe container. Follow the soy wax manufacturer's instructions for time and microwave settings. Do not leave the wax unattended during the melting process.

  3. Pour the wax

    Remove the melted wax from the microwave. Be sure to use oven mitts or heat-resistant safety gloves. Pour the wax into the jars until you reach the desired level. Use a cloth to clean off any excess wax that may have dripped onto the sides of the jar.

  4. Allow the wax to dry

    Allow the wax to dry overnight or according to the manufacturer's instructions. When the wax is dry, label the jars. Seal them with mason jar lids and rings.

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