SoyWax Candle making step-by-step

Welcome, to GG CRYSTAL CANDLES workshop, in Hampshire.

I’m always been fascinated, by the smell and light of the candles.

From my childhood, I wanted, to know, how you can make candles at your own home.
Now , thanks to my partner, who helped me create my arts and crafts workshop, I can finally start making my own handmade soy, or beeswax candles.

And it all started, when in 2023 my three grown up children, gave me as a present for my birthday, a candle making kit.

Let me show you how I create handcrafted soy wax candles,

The tools you will need:

  • weighing scales
  • Soy wax
  • Glass jars
  • Wicks
  • Glue dots
  • Pouring jug
  • A hob
  • A soucepann
  • Thermometer
  • Spoon
  • Oils

Step 1
Prepare your wicks, and add to the glue dots, and place in the middle of your glass jars.

Step 2
Put your metal pouring jug, on the weighing scales, and press zero , and pour soy wax about 1kg

Step 3
Heat up the hob, and put soucepann with water, and place your metal pouring jar, in to the soucepann with water in it, and then you start melting a soy wax until temperature reaches 85C, but not above 90C, because candles can lost a smell, of oils, and can become discoloured.

Step 4
Pre heating your glass jars to 35C, to help avoid frosting.

Step 5
Check on Google flash point of your choosen oils, and add your oils to the melted Soy wax liquid, it’s recommended to add your oils 6 to 8%, but can take up to 10%.

Step 6
When you pouring wax in to the glass jars , Its recommended pouring soy wax at 65C.

Then leaved your soy wax candles for 24 hours, don’t move around or do anything with them, and avoid drafts and keep your candles in the room temperature.

Some extra tips

Choose the right size of wicks, for clean burn, choose the flat surface, for burning and cooling your candle, never leave unattended your candle, far away from materials and drafts, never leave your candle in the direct sunlight, keep away from pets and children.

Before you lighten up your candle, keep wick trimmed to 1/4, keep wax pool free of the debris, when first time, you light up your candle, burn your candle at least for 3 hours, but not for more then 4 hours, allow to cool before you move your candle.

I love to hear from you, to your candle crafting stories, and enjoy your candles.

I wish you, all the best with your creations.