Soy Wax Candles - Why They Are Becoming So Popular

by : peter1

Soy wax candles are made from hydrogenated soybean oil making them a natural product. Soy wax is a cheaper alternative to using beeswax and creates a long and clean burning candle. Soy wax candles can be combined with different fragrances and essential oils and come in all colors and shapes. There are many benefits to using soy wax when you want to learn how to make candles on your own. Creating soy wax candles is a very satisfying and rewarding hobby.

Some of the advantages of using soy wax to make your own candles include:
?Soy wax candles produce less soot than paraffin wax candles
?If you spill some of the soy wax when you are learning how to make soy candles, it is easy to clean up.
?Soy candles burn at least 50% longer than candles made from paraffin wax
?Burning candles made from soy wax does not increase the level of carbon dioxide in the air

Any craft store, both online and off, will have the soy candle supplies you need to make your own soy wax candles. Soy jar candles are the easiest to make. All you need to make these soy candles are:
?1 pound of soy wax
?1 jar (an ordinary mason jar will do just fine)
?1 ounce of fragrance oil if you want scented soy candles
?1 wick suitable for use with soy.
You can find these supplies at a candle making store or you can order them online. There are many retailers on the Internet that will supply you with everything you need to know about how to make soy candles and how to use the supplies. There are also many books available with all kinds of recipes to help you get really creative.

If you want special scents for your soy wax candles, try experimenting with the various fragrance oils. Combining them can often give you the unique scent you want, but it can also give you an odor that you don't want to have in your soy candles. It is best to mix the oils before you add them to the soy wax so that you don't have to throw out the whole pot of melted wax. If you use one pound of soy wax, your instructions on how to make soy candles will tell you that you will need to use I fluid ounce of oil to fragrance it.

You can do your one-stop shopping for all your candle making needs at a store that sells soy candle supplies. Here you can get tips on how to decorate your soy wax candles, how to store them and how to get just the right color into the mixture. You can also buy the molds for various types of soy wax candles and pick up books about making other kinds of candles as well.