DIY // How to make Soy Candles

Soy wax candle by OhEverythingHandmade
Soy wax candle by OhEverythingHandmade

The smell of vanilla dipped cotton in my house is filled with warmth and makes any rainy day a special day. The passion for making and accomplishing things is very rewarding to me, and gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. But when I get to gift someone with something I made, the pleasure it gives me is beyond words!

So, I want to share this simple to make soy candle tutorial, and hopefully you get to gift someone special in your life and see for yourself what I am talking about.

To make soy candles you need:


Handmade Soy candle3

Step by Step instructions for two 8 oz jars:

  1. Melt 1 lb. of CB 135 (16 oz.) using a double boiler or hot plate. Heat wax to 185 F. (It is also a good idea to pre-heat the glass to about 125 F to avoid “pull away”.)
  2. Add fragrance. We’re using 1/2 oz. of Very Vanilla and Cotton Tree fragrance oil. When adding fragrance, stir well and remove from heat. Do not let fragranced wax continue to heat as the fragrance will evaporate out of the wax.
  3. While the wax is cooling, place a wick stickum on the bottom of the pretabbed LX-26 wick and center it inside both 8oz jars.
  4. When wax cools to 125 F, carefully pour wax into heated glass container.
  5. Use a wick bar to keep the wick centered and in place as it cools.
  6. For best results, let the candle cool at room temperature overnight.
  7. Trim wick to 1/4 in. before lighting. (do this each time you light it) and enjoy your candle.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, if you like to share your soy candle tag me in your picture with @oheverythinghandmade on instagram.



  • Reply Christy Geraghty January 24, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Where did you find the template for your wax melt labels? So cute!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson January 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      I made them. If you like I can email you a psd file?

  • Reply Antoniette Miller October 31, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    How did you make those adorable labels? I’m making candles as my gifts to my girlfriends for Christmas this year and would love to make a cute label like that.

    • Reply Antoniette Miller October 31, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Ps. I’m referring to the circle label on the mason jars 🙂

      • Reply Bettina Johnson November 1, 2016 at 5:01 am

        I made the circles myself, If you are interested you can order the editable pdf from my shop Thank you

  • Reply Marion November 21, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Made this recipe last night but different scent. Super easy

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