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DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Light up your space with a vegan-friendly soy wax flame candle completely made from scratch. In this DIY venture, we’ll demonstrate generally accepted methods to work with aromas and colors to make a custom flame to coordinate your home style – or your state of mind. Let’s begin!

Materials Needed:

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Soy wax flakes (we used 12 oz. / 350 g. of wax for our candle)

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

The best wax flakes for a smooth and creamy look. Use this kind of wax for a vegan-friendly soothing texture.

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Clothespins 

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

This set of 25 one inch clothespins are perfect for all things arts and crafts. The options are limitless when it comes to these mini pins. Add a woodsy-romantic tone to any project with this accessory.

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Scissors

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Next, a gorgeous pair of vintage gold scissors are not only beautiful to look at, they’re functional and great for stationary, crafts, and scrapbooking.

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Wick Stickers and Candle Wicks 

Get a great deal with these 2 for 1 candle wick stickers and candle wicks. Buy a package of 100 for only $10.00 and make all the candles you have ever wanted.

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Candle Dye

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

This unique candle dye system comes in any color you wish for. The easy to use system uses vegetable-based blocks, and are vegan-friendly.

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Small Wax Pouring Pot 

This pouring pot is an essential piece of candle making equipment. It is made from aluminum and has a pouring spout for precise pouring of melted candle wax.

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Fragrance Oil (optional)

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Choose from a collection of premium candle fragrance oils. These 1-ounce bottles are just the right size for small candle making.

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Wooden Craft Sticks

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

These natural wood, slim craft sticks work for just about any arts and crafts project and looks great in buffet signs and DIY table numbers. 

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Items you may already have at home: 

1.Glass or ceramic container (we used a 12 oz. glass cup with 3.5 in. diameter)

2.Saucepan 

3.Wax Paper 

Step 1: Prep and add wax

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Fill a saucepan with water halfway. Bring the water to a boil. Lower heat to simmer. Put your pitcher in the saucepan. Place your thermometer on the side of the pitcher. Use your glass container to transfer two scoops of wax flakes into the pitcher. The flakes will start melting down and fill the container. If you plan on making more than one candle, you will need to add more wax flakes accordingly. 

Step 2: Melt Wax

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Keep an eye on the wax and determine its melting point. Most include a melting point on the package. Keep an eye on your thermometer to make sure your wax does not overheat. If wax overheats, remove from saucepan and let it cool back to its melting point. 

Step 3: Add Dye

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

When the wax is melted, lower heat to a simmer, Break off a piece of your dye place in pot and stir. 

Step 4: Test Color

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Your melted wax will initially appear much darker than when your wax has hardened. To test the dye, dip a craft stick into the mixture of wax and make a droplet onto wax paper. When the droplet cools down and hardens, you’ll be able to tell the color of your desired DIY soy wax candle. If desired, add or mix dyes until you get the hue you are looking for. 

Step 5: Attach Wick 

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Prepare your wick by centering a sticker on the bottom of your glass container. Then, place the metal part of your wick right on top. 

Step 6: Add Fragrance (optional)

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

After you have removed your wax from the heat, add fragrance to your mixture. 

Step 7: Pour Wax

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Start pouring your mixture into the glass container that you have prepared a wick for. It is important to pour the mixture very SLOWLY. Pouring too quickly won’t allow the wax to harden properly. Pour the mixture leaving half an inch from the top of the container.

Step 8: Center your wick

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

Lay two craft sticks on both sides of your wick like shown. Use a clothespin to hold your wick in the center by resting the clothespin on the craft sticks. Allow the candle to harden at room temperature. 

Step 9: Trim Wick

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

After your candle has hardened, using your scissors, trim the candle wick about a fourth of an inch from the top of the candle. 

Step 10: Enjoy!

DIY Soy Wax Candle: Make Your Own Vegan-Friendly Candle

That’s a wrap. In just nine easy steps you were able to create a vegan-friendly soy candle with your desired color and scent. This is an ideal way to create harmless candles that everyone can enjoy. Remember to never leave a candle burning unattended. 

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