How to Make Soy Candles

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Making your own candles is very popular and actually pretty easy to create with good instructions. Learning how to make your own candles has not always been done with paraffin wax or beeswax. Soy candles are starting to emerge on the market as well and are very popular. Soy candles are made out of 100% natural soy wax without any additives but you can also find soy wax blends so be sure to chose the right kind. Candles made of soy wax will have a wonderful aroma without having any type of fragrance added but most often you will want to add fragrance. Expert soy candle makers know how to mix the soy wax in several ways that give the natural scent a bit of a difference as well as make in fainter or more powerful so you can really get a strong scented candle if that is what you want.

Soy candles can be made with or without wicks but the majority will have wicks so they can burn. Those with wicks are used the same way as any regular candle in a container. Soy candles without wicks work with electric candle warmers which is nice and can be a safer way to use candles but caution is still needed because the wax will be hot and can spill. The candle simply sits on the warmer plate and the warmer is plugged into the wall to heat up the device. There is no flame to cause a fire which is nice especially if you have pets or kids, but still use caution. Wickless soy candles are a great choice for dorm rooms, apartments, offices or really anywhere that there is a potential of a candle being left burning that can cause a fire. Many offices and dorm rooms have put a ban on burning candles for this reason, but they often do allow the wickless candles using the burners which is a nice supplement.

Most candle makers who have tried soy wax are very happy with the results. It has a wonder natural scent and the texture of the melted wax makes candles that are very glossy and smooth which is really pretty for a finished candle. It is not necessary to add additives to soy wax as you often have to with paraffin and beeswax so the cost savings can be an added benefit. The additives for those types of wax are for hardness and gloss mainly but soy wax offers both on its own.

Soy wax is cheaper than other types of wax as well which is a great way to start off candle making inexpensively. If you want to make candles on a tight budget, this would be the wax I would chose to use. You will save money on the wax and you won’t need to purchase additives so there is a savings there too as you start to learn how to make candles. If you are planning to make soy candles to sell, you can make a higher profit because your costs are lower which is a nice benefit. If you aren’t sure, you can purchase a soy wax candle making kit online for less than $20 even though I prefer to buy my supplies separately from a kit. It comes with all the supplies you need to make a few candles, including the jars and lids you’ll need to pour the candles in.

Many people enjoy the scent of a burning candle, but find the smoke from them can be irritating. This is especially true of individuals who are on oxygen, have bronchitis, or even allergy sufferers. Since soy wax is all natural, there is no smoke or irritates in the air from it and it can be a pleasant candle to use even if you cannot add fragrance to it when you are making your candles. This makes soy wax candles a great alternative for many who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy using candles so consider it for your family or as gifts to those who enjoy candles but cannot use scented paraffin ones.

Candle making is an excellent craft that many individuals enjoy both as a hobby and as a home business so it fits a variety of interests. Soy wax is not used as commonly as paraffin or beeswax, yet it works just as well for candle making and really is becoming more popular. Since soy wax is less expensive and very easy to work with, consider trying it when you are learning how to make candles. Soy wax melts faster as well, reducing your overall production time which is nice if you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your new hobby. Soy wax is not carried in all craft stores, but you can easily purchase it on line in amounts from three pounds to fifty pounds. The more you buy, the less you will pay per pound of wax, giving you additional savings so stock up when you make your purchase and you’ll be set for a good time of candle making.


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