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Jun
15

Soy Candle Recipes


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Soy Candle RecipesSoy Candle Recipes

We at Natures Garden created this blog to discuss the differences between our three soy waxes and share our best Soy Candle Recipes.

So, let’s talk a little bit about soy wax!  Soy wax is a natural vegetable wax that is created from soybeans. Plus, this wax is environmentally friendly and a renewable resource. So, we can all feel good creating  our scented candle masterpieces. Plus, this wax really isn’t just good for the environment, it can be used to make some great scented candles! They burn slower and cleaner than a candle made from paraffin wax. So, there is less soot left over as the candle burns and you even get a longer lasting candle! Plus, the wax is one of the most enjoyable waxes to work with! It comes in an easy to use form that makes weighing out and clean up super easy! It comes in flakes form instead of a slab.

Soy Candle Recipes Different Types of Soy Waxes

We at Natures Garden have three types of soy wax available, which are Golden Foods 444, Golden Foods 464, and NG 100% Soy Wax (Golden Foods 415).While all of these candle making options are made up of natural soy wax, there are a few slight differences between the types of soy wax that we carry. Some have varying melting points or have a different allowance for scent load, but each has a different set of characteristics that make it unique. A wax may have better qualities in one area, while another type has better qualities in a different area. So, choosing the right wax for you is all about figuring out what you value in a soy candle and which wax suits your needs best. So, let’s discover your favorite type of soy candle wax!

Soy Candle Recipes Terms for Soy Wax

As we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to our different types of soy waxes you can choose from, there may be some specific terms that you will want to know. It is important to know what we mean when we refer to these things to get a better idea of what you will be getting into.

First, we have the possibility of candle frost. This occurs in soy wax where the appearance on parts of the jar look lighter or even white. While this doesn’t impact the quality of the burn or scent, it may impact the appearance. Additionally, there is the possibility for wet spots to occur in your candles. This is when the wax cools too quickly in the jar and the wax doesn’t adhere to the jar in some places. This will look like some air or water became trapped between the wax and the container. Further, tunneling could be a problem where the wick is too small for the jar and isn’t able to heat the wax at edges of the jar.

Soy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy WaxSoy Candle Recipes NG 100% Soy Wax

First of all, we have the NG 100% Soy Wax, which is known as Golden Foods 415 Soy Wax. This original soy wax is 100% pure soy without a single additive. This 100% soy wax is all natural and all regular soy. While this wax is just plain soy, it has a few interesting qualities.

Firstly, the melting point of this type of soy wax is 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. This fairly high melt point provides some beneficial properties for your homemade candles. This higher melt point allows the wax to carry a higher fragrance load of up to 12% of fragrance oil per pound of wax.Thus, you can make a stronger scented candle than the typical 10% allowance for candles. Further, the higher melt point of this wax will help those that may be shipping candles in hotter temperatures. Also, this pure soy wax can be blended with other waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, or any microcrystalline waxes.

Soy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Leopard Candle Recipe

This candle making idea takes advantage of the agreeability of soy wax with waxes like beeswax. Since beeswax is a harder wax that has a higher melt point than this pure soy wax, it was perfect for creating designs. These embedded candles use the beeswax to create the leopard print pattern. After, the regular soy wax was added to the jar to fill up the candle and hold all of the leopard print spots in place.

Soy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Next, we have a candle recipe that uses soy wax to create the grass effect on top. You simply beat the candle batter until you achieve a thicker consistency. Then, you can add it to your homemade candle. This will create the effect of more realistic grass with dirt underneath. Perfect for the football field inspired candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe

Another great way to use this type of soy wax is a regular type of candle. Our Citronella Soy Wax Candle Recipe has a typical candle appearance with an unforgettably strong scent. This fragrance oil has a crazy strong aroma that creates a perfect citronella candle for the outdoors. Say goodbye to bugs and hello to your perfect soy wax scented candle!

Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe Soy Candle Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

One great thing about using pure soy wax is that it is considered a natural moisturizing agent! So, adding this wax to a massage candle is perfect! The natural soy wax works together with the butters and oils to soften your skin during a relaxing massage. It is a perfect recipe for candles for massage therapy.

Soy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Green Beer Candle Recipe

Also, you can use the 415 soy wax in this fun beer themed candle! This recipe utilizes the lower pouring temperature of the wax, which creates a thicker pour. This is helpful for making some kinds of toppings, like the foam on our beer candle! We can mix the wax as it cools to create a fluffy consistency that looks just like the foam on top of a pint of beer.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 444

Also, we have a second soy wax alternative that is available for use in candle making. This next wax is Golden Foods Soy Wax 444, which is regular, natural soy wax with an additive. This additional ingredient is a soy based additive that is mixed to the soy wax. While this wax has the same type of wax, this additive helps to solve some of the issue you may come across when using the the 415 soy wax. So, we will go over some of the benefits to using this alternative type of soy wax.

First, this wax will increase your pour temperature during candle making. An issue that comes up with the pure soy wax is pouring too hot can cause issues with appearance. Meaning that the problem of the getting the slushy state pouring with the natural soy wax at the suggested 110 degrees Fahrenheit, can be solved with this wax. Thanks to this additive, you are able to pour this 444 soy wax at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your wax will still be in a fluid form when you pour and the candle will have a smoother appearance. This difference is partially due to the fact that this type of soy wax will reduce frosting, so you don’t have to worry about cooling the wax to a slushie state to reduce this effect.

Also, the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 provides you with a higher melt point than the other alternative soy wax. This wax has a melt point between 120- 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which will provide you with a few benefits. First, you will be able to raise the fragrance oil allowance in your candle to up to 12% of your scent per pound. So, you will be able to create a stronger scented candle. Second, your candles will be less likely to melt when the weather gets hotter. So, it will be safer to ship candles as they will be less likely to melt in hot temperatures.

Soy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Zebra Candle Recipe

Again, we are using the higher melting point of beeswax to help create a cute candle design! We only use the beeswax for the red portion, which will be used for the zebra stripes. This will help prevent the wax from melting after the rest of the candle is added to the jar. Meaning, you shouldn’t have smears or running colors that could have been caused by the, melting of the red wax.

Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464Soy Candle Recipes Golden Foods Soy Wax 464

Another natural wax that you can use instead of the pure soy option is the Golden Brands Soy Wax 464. This wax is one of the two alternatives that we carry for candle makers. While this wax is similar to the other alternative wax as they both contain a soy based additive. This wax has some similarities and differences with these other waxes.

Just like with the 444 soy wax, this type of soy wax will have an increased pour temperature, which is at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the original soy wax has to be poured at a lower temperature, this wax will become a slushy consistency by the time you can pour. However, this wax alternative will pour at a temperature where the wax remains liquid. So, the candle will be smooth, like the 444 soy wax candles.

Additionally, this type of wax has been made to reduce the frosting that comes with soy wax. While this frosting isn’t harmful, it does impact the appearance of your candle.

The main difference between the Golden Foods Soy Wax 444 and the Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 is the melting point. While the 444 soy wax has a higher melting point, like the original soy wax, the 464 soy wax is not the same. Instead, the 464 soy wax has a melt point of 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a few degrees lower than the other waxes. This means that you should be monitor the weather more careful to prevent the candles from getting too hot and melting. However, this lower melt point allows for a better glass adhesion in the finished candle!

While the maximum scent load for this wax is about 10-12%. We suggest that you have the fragrance oil at 10% of the wax to reduce the possibility of fragrance oil seepage.

Soy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

While candles are fun to create, it is always nice to try something new. Our sparkling potpourri gel uses this type of soy wax and rice bran oil to create a gel-like product that is perfect for a wax melt warmer.SImply squeeze some into the dish of a warmer and let the product do what it does best scent your home!

Soy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes Mardi Gras Candle Recipe

This recipe is perfect for creating a simple candle that is still fun! This festive candle maintains the mardi gras spirit while not getting too crazy. This solid candle is simple and perfect! Since this recipe uses 464 soy wax, the wax adheres perfectly to the jar and has a very smooth consistency.

Soy Candle Recipes St Patricks Day Candle RecipeSoy Candle Recipes St Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Also, you can create a fun homemade candle for St. Patrick’s Day. This cute clove candle is perfect for anyone that enjoys unique, homemade decorations that you can use for this holiday. Not only is is a cute candle for this tradition, but this candle creation is a great room scenting product. The candle has a nice burn and smells very fresh.

 

Soy Candle Recipes Advice for Making Soy Candles

There are some possible issues that apply to all soy wax candles, so some advice may be helpful. First, you may have issues with the scent throw of soy wax candles. While this is the nature of soy wax, there are a few things you can do to maximize your scent throw. You can try increasing your wick size, however be careful not to go too large or you can burn the fragrance oil off before it hits the air.  Also, make sure that you have added the maximum amount of fragrance. While each fragrance will be different, most will use 1.5 ounces of fragrance oil per pound. Second, you can reduce wet spots by heating the jar before pouring your wax. This will allow the wax to have time to better adhere. Finally, you can reduce frosting by heating the jar as it allows your wax to cool slower.

Jun
13

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils


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Most Popular Spa Fragrance OilsMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils

We at Natures Garden have compiled a list of our most popular Spa Fragrance Oils. These are the most luxurious scents that we carry. Everything from refreshing and calming to elegant and energizing, we have every kind of scent you could want for your spa products. Furthermore, we included some spa worthy bath and body products that we have created with these very fragrance oils. You can either use these scents in your own creations or test out some of our recipes for each scent. We have purposefully chosen certain fragrances to match specific bath and body products.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Check out a refreshing scent that is perfect for spa products. This comforting fragrance oil by Natures Garden has the scent of crisp, cool cucumbers, refreshing green aloe and a touch of fresh citrus blended together to create a scent as light as a summer breeze. This fragrance oil is a perfect addition to soaps, lotions, and many other cosmetic products, as it is clean and rejuvenating.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil Recipe

Another great way to use this scent is in the fantastic Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner Recipe! This recipe uses oils that are amazing for the healthy hair to create a perfect conditioner. Plus, this fragrance oil will hold in your hair for a long lasting scent that is refreshing and luxurious. This spa recipe is definitely worth a try!

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil

Another wonderful spa scent is the amazing Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil. This fragrant oil by Natures Garden is a combination of fragrance oils and essential oils. An uplifting, herbal floral aroma composed of fresh citrus top notes, floral middle notes of lavender and rose, with earthy base notes of patchouli and cedar wood. This calming scent is perfect for bath products or candles.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil RecipeIn fact, we have created a bath product with this very scent called the Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe. This recipe is the perfect way to relax physically and mentally. Just soak in the tub with these skin nourishing bath melts and enjoy the mini vacation. This spa scent intermingling with the aroma of the real rose petals will create a scent that is absolutely perfect.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance Oil

Those that enjoy fresh, herbal scents will love this next fragrance oil. This spa scent by Natures Garden is the invigorating herbal blend of eucalyptus and spearmint with fresh citrus lemon, lavender flowers, and a hint of sage. This herb and mint scent is a perfect blend for relaxing, homemade bath and body products.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Eucalyptus & Spearmint Fragrance Oil RecipeOne such bath and body creation is the Refreshing Foot Soak Recipe! This recipe contains a combination salts and menthol crystals to create a foot soak that is beneficial and smells refreshing. If your feet are in need of some rest and recovery, then try out this foot soak and let the relaxation begin.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil

Another great spa fragrance oil is the Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an eye opening blend of grapefruit and lemongrass to awaken your senses.  Plus, this scented oil has a high essential oil content. So, this strong fragrance oil would be perfect for creating invigorating bath and body creations.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil RecipeA product that has worked well with this fragrance oil is the Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe. This fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with plenty of time to create fun designs. Plus, the scent is strong and energizing in the finished handmade soap.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Apple Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil

This scented oil by Natures Garden will make your home smell clean, and will help to relax your mind at the same time!  Lavender Apple fragrance starts with top notes of red delicious apple, raspberries, plum, and sugar; followed by middle notes of floral rosaceous green notes, lilac, pear, and eucalyptus; and sits on a powdery, woodsy musk base note. Plus, this scent is a fragrance duplication of a famous natural cleaning company. So, this scent may be a good choice if you are looking for a product that is clean and relaxing.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil RecipeOur Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe is a perfect recipe for this scent. This homemade scrub has a clean, floral scent that works very well for creating bath and body products. Further, this recipe is wonderful for the bath because it has a lot of oils and butters that are perfect for the skin.

 

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

If you enjoy floral scents, then this luxurious scent may be perfect for you. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an intensely romantic combination of fragrance oils and essential oils. This scent blends the floral notes of lilac, gardenia, carnation, lavender, and hyacinth on a strong bouquet of roses. So, this would be a lovely scent for any bath and body creation.

 

 

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil Recipes

Our Passion Massage Oil Recipe creates a lovely cosmetic product that combines this lovely floral aroma with real rose petals. This elegant massage oil is calming, passionate, and perfect for this recipe. The only thing missing is the masseuse and you are ready for a perfect evening of relaxation and pampering.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil

This NG original scent is a refreshing scent that would be perfect for making spa products. This scented oil by Natures Garden is a truly spectacular spa-like fragrance with notes of tarragon leaves, grapefruit, and lime; complimented by notes of bergamot and jasmine; well rounded with base notes of oakmoss and bamboo. So, this is a scent you are going to want to break out on an at home spa day.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil Recipe

One great recipe that has included this scent is the Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath bomb not only smells lovely, but this recipe is nourishing and relaxing. The recipe includes oils and herbs that will care for your skin as you soak in the tub. All you have to do is simply draw a bath, add this bath bomb, and relax.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil

This spa ready fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one that will help your worries melt away.  Aromatherapy Relaxation fragrance is a combination of fragrance oils and essential oils. A relaxing blend of freshly picked lavender flowers, with juicy citrus top notes; well balanced with woodsy base notes. If you are ready to wind down, then this is the scent you’ll want to have around in one of your wonderful cosmetic creations.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil Recipe

One lovely idea putting this fragrance oil to good use is the Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe. This cosmetic recipe is perfect for an at home spa day and could really help you relax. This recipe uses a few herbs chosen to help a person calm down with the added bonus of this lovely fragrance oil. These eye pillows can be heated or cooled to provide even more relaxation.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Seaside Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Seaside Fragrance Oil

This refreshing fragrance oil by Natures Garden is where tender beach florals are lightly misted with the refreshing scent of ocean air, ripe succulent summer melon and the subtle familiar scent of suntan lotion. So, this scent is perfect for creating nourishing bath and body creations.

 

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Seaside Fragrance Oil RecipeOne recipe that works perfectly with this summer spa scent is the Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe. This scrub contains herbs like the kelp powder and the spirulina powder, which are wonderful for the skin. Plus, this recipe has the perfect scent for the name. This recipe is perfect for exfoliating and softening your skin.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Those that are looking for a lovely spa-like fragrance oil should check out this scent by Natures Garden. This refreshing fragrance oil has a scent with top notes of aldehydic fruit notes of grapefruit and lime, with middle notes of fresh cucumber, guava, and passion fruit, and base notes of wasabi, cilantro, and fern. So, this would be a perfect scent for creating bath and body products.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil RecipeOne idea for utilizing this refreshing aroma is creating some homemade conditioner. Our Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe creates a hydrating product that is just lovely! You will feel the difference in your hair after using this silky smooth hair product. Plus, this fragrance is refreshing and long lasting to give your hair a clean scent that lasts all day long.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kismet Fragrance OilsMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kismet Fragrance Oils

Create relaxing bath and body products with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden…It’s simply fate!  This scent begins with fresh top notes of sweet orange and lavender;  followed by a sleek woody blend of patchouli, incense and golden amber embracing the heart and soul inside oneself. This scent would be perfect in your homemade spa products.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kismet Fragrance Oils RecipeOne great way to use this scent is by creating the Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe. This recipe includes the relaxing aroma of the Kismet Fragrance Oil along with real lavender flowers and skin softening oils to create a perfect at home spa day.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Mango Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil

When our perfumist presented Natures Garden with this fragrance, we were in awe!  The scent is refreshing and exotic, with just the right amount of Japanese grapefruit.  Our grapefruit mango fragrance oil begins with top notes of Japanese grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit, and mango; followed by middle notes of cucumber and honeydew melon; and sits on a dry down of vanilla. So, this would be a lovely scent to include in your handmade cosmetics and candles.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil RecipeWe created the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe with this refreshing fragrance oil. This melt and pour soap recipe contains a loofah for built in scrubbing action. Plus, the loofah gives the soap a fun design that makes this product stand out from a typical melt and pour soap bar.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Icy Shine Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Icy Shine Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a vibrant fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is perfect for homemade spa products. This scent is of juicy melon and sweet raspberries pooled with a bountiful bouquet of muguet, peonies, and magnolias softened with a lovely white musk. So, this is a fragrance oil that you will not want to pass up, as it is lovely and perfect for enhancing products.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Icy Shine Fragrance Oil RecipeWe tried out this elegant scent in our Silky Hair Gel Recipe and it was absolutely perfect! This scent remains in the hair and smells fantastic! It is a perfect choice for a homemade hair gel recipe and would be a wonderful addition to any other kind of spa products.

 

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kulu Bay Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil

Check out another luxury spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden!  Kulu Bay is part of the wonderful Fiji Islands; where lush, virgin rain forests revitalize your well-being.  Invigorate your mind and soul with this upscale, fresh and exotic fragrance.  An energetic blend of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries; followed by the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs; with base notes of basil and palm leaves. So, this all makes this scent a perfect addition to homemade cosmetic products.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil RecipeThe fabulous Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe is a takes all the fun of a bath bomb and makes it scoopable! So, you have all the fizzing action at your fingertips. Plus, this recipe includes a variety of skin softening herbs that are perfect for a luxurious spa product. We highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a bath recipe that really cares for your skin.

 

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Martini Fragrance OilMost Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil

This inventive fragrance oil by Natures Garden is where Gin martini meets lavender in this creative aroma.  We’ve successfully captured the effervescent carbonation in this unique fragrance.  Natures Garden’s lavender martini fragrance begins with top notes of tangy lemon zests, orange, and carbonation; followed by middle notes of spicy bergamot, mint, and lavender; sitting on a base note of rosewood.

Most Popular Spa Fragrance Oils Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil Recipe

This scent is perfect for creating handmade soap! Our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe perfectly incorporated this scent to create a very pretty batch of soap. Not only is this batch pretty, but it is nourishing, too. This recipe contains quite a few oils and butters that are skin loving and great for soap.

Mar
13

Soy Candle Recipe


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how to make a soy candle Soy candles always seem to be the craze.  The soy wax 415 that Natures Garden carries is a 100% all natural vegetable wax.  This also means that this soy wax is biodegradable, and is made from a renewable resource.  When used to make candles; soy wax provides a nice, clean and long burn.

For this recipe, we have figured everything out for you (measurements, temperatures, color, and scent).  We are also presenting it to you in an easy to follow step by step form (with photos).  This recipe will make (1) 16oz apothecary jar candle.

Your finished soy candle will be colored in a light red hue, and scented in with a matching apple orchard fragrance.

We will be double wicking our apothecary jar with (2) CD-10 wicks.  This wicking will provide the candle with a nice hot burn, and allow the scent to travel nicely through the wick; guaranteeing a wonderful hot scent throw.

Besides the ingredients hyper linked above, you will also need some other candle making equipment.  This includes: Thermometer, POURING POT, Warning Labels, Glass Apothecary Jar (16oz), Hot Glue Gun with Gun, Scale, Pot, A cookie sheet, and a Stirring Spoon.

Now, normally prior to making a soy wax candle, you must first check the flashpoint of the scent.  This is important because the flashpoint will indicate the temperature at which you will add the fragrance oil.  However, for this recipe, we have already figured out this information.  Apple Orchard has a flashpoint of 155 degrees Fahrenheit.  What this means is that the temperature at which we will be adding the fragrance oil to the soy wax is 155 degrees Fahrenheit.  Our rule of thumb is:  If a fragrance flash point is below 130F, then add it to wax at 130F.  If the fragrance oil flash point is between 130-185F, then add the fragrance to the wax at its flash point.  If a fragrance oil has a flash point above 185F, then add the fragrance to the wax at 185F.

So now, before we get started making our soy candle; it is important to get all of the supplies and equipment ready that we will be using.  Most of these supplies can be purchased at Natures Garden.  Once you have all of this ready to go; lets get started!

supplies for making a soy candle

Step 1:  Get your pot.  Into the pot, place several inches of tap water.  Next you are going to put the pot on to the stove top and set the heat setting on medium.

prepping for double boiler method

Step 2:  Now get your pouring pot.  Inside the pot, weigh out 440 grams of the 100% soy wax flakes.  Once you have the amount, place the pouring pot into the water pot.  This will be how we melt the soy flakes.  This process is known as the double boiler method.

the double boiler process

Step 3:  Set your oven to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.  Next, place your apothecary jar on your cookie sheet.  Then, place the cookie sheet inside the oven.  Allow the jar to warm for 10-15 minutes, then remove.  Also, plug in your hot glue gun now.

warming your apothecary jar

Step 4:  Now, place your thermometer into the wax.  This is important because you will want to monitor the temperature of the wax while it is melting.  Never let the temperature go higher than 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  This will burn and discolor the wax.  As the wax melts, stir it occasionally.  Also, keeping melting until all the wax is in a liquid state.

melting soy wax

Step 5:  Once the wax is all melted, remove it from heat.  When the temperature reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit, add the 4 drops of Spectrum Red Candle Dye.  Stir.

coloring soy wax

Step 6:  After the wax has been colored, check your temperature again.  When the temperature reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit, add your 35 grams of Apple Orchard fragrance oil.  Stir again for a full 2 minutes.  This thorough stir will help the wax, fragrance, and color adhere.  Then, place your thermometer back into the wax.

scenting the soy wax

Step 7:  Next, grab your hot glue gun and place a small amount of glue on the bottom of your wick tabs.  Then, center and secure your candle wicks.

center and secure your wicks

Step 8:  Now, stick your warning label to the bottom of your jar.

applying your warning label

Step 9:  Check the temperature of the wax, you will be looking for it to reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once it does, give your wax one final stir.

checking for the pour temp
Step 10:  Then, slowly start to pour your candle.  You will want to stop your pour once the wax reaches where the jar changes shape.  Then, straighten your wicks.

pouring your soy candle
Step 11: 
Now, allow your candle to fully set up undisturbed.

allowing your candle to set up

Step 12:  Once the candle has hardened, trim your wicks, and lid your jar.  Allow your candle to cure for 24-48 hours.

Congratulations, you just made a soy candle.  Your 100% Soy Wax Candle is now finished and ready to burn.  Enjoy the sweet apple scent that will fill your home and make your house smell good!