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four homemade soy candles in mason jars

Homemade Soy Candles

Easily make your own homemade soy candles using just 2 simple ingredients - soy wax flakes and the essential oil of your choice.  Enjoy 50% longer burning with soy candles and fewer toxins in the air.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 candles
Cost $20


  • Clothespins
  • Glass Measuring Cup
  • Large saucepan (if not using a microwave)


  • 7 cups Natural Soy Wax Flakes
  • 4 Natural Candle Wicks
  • 20 drops Essential oils of your choice
  • 4 8 oz mason jars
  • 4 Clothespins


  • Place 1 cup of soy flakes the glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Then stir and repeat at 30-second intervals until it is completely melted and in liquid form.  Keep adding in flakes as it is melting down.
  • Approx. 7 cups of soy flakes make 4 - 8 oz mason jar candles.
  • You can use a larger glass measuring cup if you have one as well.
  • (If you are not using a microwave, place a glass measuring cup in a large saucepan filled halfway with water. Turn the heat on medium and add soy flakes to the measuring cup to melt)
  • Continue to add more flakes as it will be melting down as you heat it.
  • For each full cup of melted wax, add 20 drops of the essential oils of your choice.
  • Dip the end of a wick into the melted wax and place it into the bottom of the mason jar. You can also apply hot glue to the end of the wick and glue it into the mason jar.
  • Place a clothespin onto the end of the wick so that it holds it in place.
  • Pour the wax into each mason jar about ¼ of the way full. Let them sit for about 5 minutes and then fill the rest of the way up.
  • Let sit for at least 4 hours before using.
  • Trim the wick to about 1 inch.


For more potent scents, add up to 40-50 drops of essential oils of your choice.