Handmade DIY Eco-Friendly Soy Wax Candles – Great for Favors and Gifts

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Despite the fact that I make handmade soaps for a living, I’ve always been a little intimidated about making candles. Not to mention with the increasing costs for raw materials for soapmaking ingredients and continuously rising shipping prices, I’ve been reluctant to invest in buying wax because of the high shipping costs due to the sheer weight of the product. However, after discovering a little DIY for making handmade soy candles for less than a dollar each (not including the cost of the container) I think I may just give candle making a try.

Ruffled Blog has an excellent diy tutorial for making eco-friendly soy candles on the cheap. While they suggest giving these as wedding favors, you could also make these for your own home use or for gift giving over the holidays or for other special occasions like birthdays or Mother’s Day. This candle making project calls for natural soy wax flakes, cotton wicks, a fragrance oil, and a recycled glass container of your choice. You can buy matching containers on the cheap at the dollar or second hand store if you prefer. But your container won’t cost a dime if you upcycle an existing container you already have such as a mason or jelly jar.

I’m thinking I may make some of these for handmade Christmas gifts this year. What’s your favorite Christmas fragrance for candles?


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About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca Dawn Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes at The Nourished Life blog as well as right here on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.

Comments

  1. Thank you for the inspiration to try one of these myself! I love the smell of pine candles since we use an artificial tree. Pumpkin spice ones are nice too.

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    ~Kim

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  4. I’ve never tried soy candles but have done traditional ones. Might need to try this! Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

  5. I just found your blog, and started reading your posts – now if only we had the ability to SMELL websites, yours would be one I would want to smell! 🙂

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  7. thanks for sharing with us this post. Very helpful. I might just try to make some handmade candles and soaps, one of these days. We are featuring this today and come and party with us this week! Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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