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Scented Soy Votive Candles

What holiday window, mantel, or table is complete without the inviting glow of candlelight? A collection of winter-themed pillar candles or softly scented votive candles is a gift that will make any host beam. And creating -- or just embellishing -- them at home saves money and allows you to customize the color, design, and scent for every person on your list.

Introduction

Learn how to create a trio of fragrant votive candles, which looks lovely in a partitioned clear plastic box fastened with clip-art labels.

Materials

  • Soy wax (#112138), Yaley Candle
  • Votive glasses, Ikea
  • Wax color chips
  • Essential oils (for 3 cups of wax, you'll need 40 drops), 1 oz. each
  • Small pipettes, (#108-2401), Majestic Mountain Sage, thesage.com
  • Small braided wick, (12R, #120473), Yaley Candle
  • Metal wick clips, (#110517), 15 mm, Yaley Candle
  • Small wooden skewers
  • Funnel
  • Clip-art labels and partition templates
  • Crystal Clear Pop & Lock boxes, (PLB138), clearbags.com (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    To determine the quantity of soy wax you will need, fill votive glass with water and measure that volume. Melt wax in a microwave, following package instructions. Add wax color chips, stirring to melt and blend, until desired color is achieved.

  2. Step 2

    To determine the quantity of soy wax you will need, fill votive glass with water and measure that volume. Melt wax in a microwave, following package instructions. Add wax color chips, stirring to melt and blend, until desired color is achieved. For scent, add essential oils to wax (for 3 cups of wax, you'll need about 40 drops); stir to blend. 

  3. Step 3

    For scent, add essential oils to wax (for 3 cups of wax, you'll need about 40 drops); stir to blend. 

  4. Step 4

     Set the wick in place: Thread a length of braided wick through a metal wick tab, then "glue" it to the bottom of the glass with a dab of melted wax. Tie wick to a skewer resting atop the glass, so it stays taut and centered. Using a funnel, pour wax into each glass, running the wax over the wick to coat it. Let wax dry and harden thoroughly. If surface dips, fill in with extra wax. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch.

  5. Step 5

    Package a trio of candles in a clear plastic box, using our template to create a partition.

  6. Step 6

    Then, print our colorful clip-art labels and write down the names of each scent.

Reviews (1)

  • SoyCandleMom 10 Dec, 2012

    I love making soy candles. I used to do it as a business, but with three kids it got to be too much, so now I just make them for gifts and for friends and family. I usually make votives in the molds, but I love these kind of votives too. I have a website now that is all about soy candles and how to make them and troubleshooting. http://www.learnhowtomakesoycandles.com Thank you for sharing this recipe for soy votives!