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🕯️ Basic Soy Wax Candle Recipe 🕯️

Learn how to make a basic soy wax candle with this step-by-step recipe from Candle Fairy. Discover the art of candle making and create a cozy atmosphere in your home.

Basic Soy Wax Candle

You will need:

  • soy wax1 lb Soy Wax
  • candle wickCandle Wick
  • candle jar1 Candle Jar
  • double boiler1 Double Boiler
  • thermometerThermometer
  • fragrance oil for candle making1 oz Fragrance Oil (optional)
  • wick holder for candle makingWick Holder or Pencil


  1. Start by preparing your work area. Lay down newspaper or a heat-resistant mat to protect your surfaces.
  2. Place the soy wax into the double boiler and heat over medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 185°F (85°C). Use your thermometer to check the temperature.
  3. While the wax is melting, prepare your candle jar. Place the wick in the center of the jar, using a wick holder or pencil to keep it in place.
  4. Once the wax has melted and reached the correct temperature, remove it from the heat. If you're using fragrance oil, add it now and stir gently.
  5. Allow the wax to cool to 135°F (57°C) before carefully pouring it into the prepared jar. Be sure to keep the wick straight and centered.
  6. Let the candle cool completely. This can take up to 24 hours. Once cooled, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch.
  7. Your homemade soy wax candle is now ready to use. Remember to always burn candles safely and enjoy the cozy atmosphere it creates.


This is a basic recipe and once you're comfortable with the process, you can experiment with different waxes, fragrances, and colors. Always follow safety guidelines when making and burning candles.

Step into the enchanting world of candle making with this simple and easy-to-follow Basic Soy Wax Candle recipe. With just a few ingredients and tools, you can create a cozy atmosphere in your home with your very own homemade candles. What's more, this DIY project is a fantastic way to explore your creativity, and perhaps even discover a new hobby.

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary candle making supplies. From soy wax to a quality candle wick, each item plays a crucial role in the candle-making process. And remember, safety is paramount when working with heat and flammable materials, so always follow the instructions carefully.

Once you've mastered the art of making soy wax candles, why not experiment with other types of wax? For instance, beeswax is a natural and eco-friendly option that offers a sweet, honey-like scent when burned. Our comprehensive DIY guide for beeswax candle making is a great place to start if you're interested in trying something new.

Adding fragrance to your candles can also enhance the ambiance of your space. Whether you prefer the calming scent of lavender or the invigorating aroma of citrus, our guide on the best essential oils for candle making can help you choose the perfect scent for your homemade candles.

If you're eager to learn more about candle making, we've got you covered. Our FAQ section is packed with helpful tips and advice for beginners and experienced candle makers alike. From choosing the right materials to troubleshooting common problems, we're here to help you on your candle making journey.

So why wait? Dive into the mesmerizing craft of candle making today and light up your world with Candle Fairy.