Homemade natural soy candles are another one of my favorite crafts to make. Not only because I love crafting and all things DIY, but because candles can be use around the house to create some ambiance and bring some lovely fragrance inside the house. Lovely fragrances from garden herbs bring that earthy outdoors aroma into the house and can be done easily with natural products. I love other fragrances such as cinnamon spice for the fall and pine for the Christmas season. Today I want to share with you another easy DIY – lavender and vanilla soy candles.
Gather the materials
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- Natural soy wax chips
- Lavender and vanilla essential oils
- Natural candle wood wick
- Natural candle wick
- Mason jars
Tip for getting the amount of soy wax chips needed, I packed the container tight with chips and a bit extra. This will be enough for 3/4 of the jar.
The next step is to melt the soy wax chips, you can do this in a double boiler or in the microwave. When using the microwave, I recommend to melt for 15 seconds at a time. Once once you are left with a few smaller chips, mix with a wood stick to avoid over heating the wax.
After the soy wax is fully melted, wait 2-3 minutes before you add the essential oils. At this point the wax is still melted but not so hot that could burn the essential oils.
For the 16 ounce candle I used 100 drops total of the essential oils. I used 75 drops of lavender and 25 drops of vanilla.
To set the candle wicks put the lower end in the melted wax and then center at the bottom of the mason jars. Wait for another 2-3 minutes until dry and then pour the melted was in the jars.
To keep the natural candle wick centered coil around a skewer.
Allow up to 24 hours to fully dry and cut the excess candle wicks.
I have been using the small candle for a few days now and absolutely love it. The lavender is relaxing and with the vanilla it gives this earthy aroma that feels like warming up the house.
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