Scented DIY Soy and Beeswax Candles with Printable Lables

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Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Learn how to make this chocolate and espresso scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

Chocolate & Espresso Scented Soy and Beeswax Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. soy wax
5.5 oz. natural filtered  white beeswax
.75 oz. espresso fragrance oil
.35 oz. chocolate fragrance oil

Tools & Materials:

2 – 7.75 oz. frosted candle jars
medium wood wicks
microwave (or double boiler)
4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale

Instructions:

This recipe yields two soy and beeswax candles. I used two frosted 7.75 oz. candle jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for this project.

I specifically used the espresso fragrance oil I purchased from Brambleberry and the chocolate fragrance oil that I purchased from Wholesale Supplies Plus, however, you can experiment with similar fragrance oils from other reputable suppliers.

To make your chocolate and espresso scented soy and beeswax candles, you’ll first need to weigh out and melt the wax. Use a digital scale to weigh out both the beeswax and the soy wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source using a potholder or towel – the glass will be hot! – and set aside to cool.

Now prepare your wood wicks. Measure the height needed and cut four wooden candle wicks to fit so that they are level with the top of the frosted candle jar when placed inside. Place the wood wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into the metal anchors using two wicks for each anchor so they are doubled up. Now dip the anchors into the wax and place the wicks into the center of each of your candle jars.

Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the fragrance oils and stir it into the melted wax.

Now carefully pour the wax evenly into each of the frosted candle jars and allow it to cool and harden completely. (You don’t want to pour the wax too hot or the tops of your candle wax may crack as they cool. It’s also possible to warp your candle jar. Mixing and pouring the wax too hot can also reduce the scent throw your candles will have.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.

If desired, you can label your candle jar with my free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.

Learn how to make this vanilla verbena and peppermint scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

Vanilla Verbena & Peppermint Scented Soy and Beeswax Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. soy wax
5.5 oz. natural filtered  white beeswax
.6 oz. vanilla verbena fragrance oil
.5 oz. peppermint essential oil

Tools & Materials:

2 – 7.75 oz. frosted candle jars
medium wood wicks
microwave (or double boiler)
4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale

Instructions:

This recipe yields two soy and beeswax candles. I used two frosted 7.75 oz. candle jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for this project.

I specifically used the vanilla verbena fragrance oil that I purchased from Wholesale Supplies Plus, however, you can experiment with similar fragrance oils from other reputable suppliers. For a stronger vanilla verbena scent, reduce the amount of peppermint essential oil and increase the amount of fragrance oil by the amount peppermint essential oil you reduced.

To make your vanilla verbena and peppermint scented soy and beeswax candles, you’ll first need to weigh out and melt the wax. Use a digital scale to weigh out both the beeswax and the soy wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source using a potholder or towel – the glass will be hot! – and set aside to cool.

Now prepare your wood wicks. Measure the height needed and cut four wooden candle wicks to fit so that they are level with the top of the frosted candle jar when placed inside. Place the wood wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into the metal anchors using two wicks for each anchor so they are doubled up. Now dip the anchors into the wax and place the wicks into the center of each of your candle jars.

Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the fragrance oils and stir it into the melted wax.

Now carefully pour the wax evenly into each of the frosted candle jars and allow it to cool and harden completely. (You don’t want to pour the wax too hot or the tops of your candle wax may crack as they cool. It’s also possible to warp your candle jar. Mixing and pouring the wax too hot can also reduce the scent throw your candles will have.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.

If desired, you can label your candle jar with my free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.

Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? This natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!

You can also make a natural deodorizing beeswax candle scented with eucalyptus and tea tree. That candle recipe can be found on Soap Deli News blog here. I’ve included three label options on the printable label PDF for these size jars. The PDF contains labels for the chocolate & espresso candles and vanilla verbena & peppermint soy and beeswax candles, as well as smaller labels for the deodorizing beeswax candles that fit the smaller 7.75 oz. sized frosted candle jars.

Learn how to make this chocolate and espresso scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

To make the smaller sized eucalyptus & tea tree beeswax candles simply reduce the amount of beeswax to 11 oz., the eucalyptus essential oil to .55 oz. and the tea tree oil to .45 oz. Alternately you can use the same recipe for the soy and beeswax candles listed above with .55 oz. of eucalyptus essential oil and .45 oz. of tea tree oil.

This odor neutralizing candle DIY will teach you how to create your own beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. These odor neutralizing candles are relatively easy to make and they really do work!

If you like my recipes for making scented soy and beeswax candles, then you may also like my Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY here. This odor neutralizing candle recipe makes beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. They are made using an odor neutralizing fragrance oil.

You can also find recipes for making a matching lemon verbena scented soy candle and body butter gift set here.


For more homemade holiday gift ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Christmas gift boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram for more great ideas. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

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How to Make A Natural Deodorizing Beeswax Candle

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Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? This natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!

Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? My natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!

Natural Deodorizing Beeswax Candle Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

13.75 oz. beeswax
.8 oz. eucalyptus essential oil
.5 oz. tea tree oil

Tools & Materials:

1 12 oz. glass candle jar
large wood candle wicks
microwave (or double boiler)
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale

Instructions:

I used an upcycled 12 oz. candle jar for my tea tree and eucalyptus scented deodorizing beeswax candle. If you don’t have a 12 oz. glass jar, SKS Bottle & Packaging has some really pretty 12.25 oz. glass jars here that would also work beautifully. If you’re using their 12.25 oz. glass jars, you can increase the amount of beeswax to 14 oz.

I used filtered white beeswax pastilles for my homemade candle recipes. However, you can also use traditional unfiltered yellow beeswax.

To make your natural deodorizing beeswax candle you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source using a potholder or towel – the glass will be hot! – and set aside to cool.

Now prepare your wood wicks. Measure the height needed and cut two wooden candle wicks to fit so that they are level with the top of the glass candle jar when placed inside with the metal anchors on. Place the wood wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into two metal anchors using one wick for each anchor. Now dip the anchors into the wax and place the wicks into the center of each of your candle jars.

Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the essential oil and stir it into the melted wax. If necessary, gently heat the wax again.

Now carefully pour the wax into your glass candle jar and allow it to cool and harden completely. (You don’t want to pour the wax too hot or the tops of your candle wax may crack as they cool.)

Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? This natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!

Label your candle jar with the free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.

Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.

odor-neutralizing-candle-tutorial

If you like my natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe, then you may also like my Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY here. This odor neutralizing candle recipe makes beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. They are made using an odor neutralizing fragrance oil.

You can also find recipes for making a matching lemon verbena scented soy candle and body butter gift set here.


For more homemade holiday gift ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Christmas gift boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on  G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram for more great ideas. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

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DIY Gemstone Candles

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Learn how to make these fun DIY gemstone candles to decorate your space or as homemade gift ideas!

Looking for a fun craft project to start your new year? Then try your hand at these DIY gemstone candles! These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion. They’re great for weddings too!

DIY Gemstone Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

beeswax
soy wax
micas or candle dye in colors of choice
medium wooden wick
shallow heat proof ceramic or glass bowl (at least 5.65″-6″ in diameter)
diamond silicone mold
digital scale
large Pyrex measuring cup and microwave (or a double boiler)
fragrance oil of choice

What you’ll do:

Begin by making your gemstones to use as decoration around the outside of the candle. To make these, use a digital scale to weigh out 3.75 oz. of beeswax to fill all six of the diamond shaped mold cavities. (If you don’t want yellow gemstones, use white cosmetic beeswax.) Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power in the microwave until the beeswax has melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Once melted, mix in mica powder of your choice until you reach the desired color. Now pour the melted and colored beeswax into the mold. Allow the beeswax to harden completely, then carefully remove the beeswax diamonds from the mold cavities.

Now prepare the soy wax for the bowl. The amount of wax and fragrance oil used for your candle will vary based on the size of the bowl you choose.

Fill the bowl with soy wax flakes by scooping them into the bowl until it’s full. Weigh out the amount of soy wax in the bowl. You can do this by placing a large Pyrex measuring cup onto your digital scale and pressing tare. Once the weight equals zero, add the soy wax to the Pyrex measuring cup on the scale. Record the weight of the soy wax you have.

Now melt your soy wax either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Once it has melted, remove from heat.

Place your wooden wick in the center of your bowl while you are waiting for the soy wax to cool down. Simply place the wick into the metal base, dip into the melted wax, then place in the center of the bowl.

Once your wax starts to cloud, it’s ready to pour. If you are using a fragrance oil, weigh out the fragrance oil at 10% of the amount of soy wax you previously recorded. So if you have 5 oz. of melted soy wax, you’ll weigh out and stir .5 oz. of fragrance oil into the wax.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now pour the scented soy wax into the bowl around your wooden wick. Allow the soy wax to solidify completely.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now place your gemstones around the outer edge of your bowl of solidified soy wax. You’ll want to leave a wide circle around the wick where the soy wax will pool once lit so that it doesn’t melt your gemstones as it burns.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now weigh out about 1/3 to 1/2 of the amount of soy wax you recorded earlier. Melt the wax, allow to cool, then add your fragrance oil at 10% of the new amount of soy wax. Now pour the soy wax around into the bowl around the wick and gems.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Allow the wax to cool and harden completely.

Learn how to make these fun DIY gemstone candles to decorate your space or as homemade gift ideas!

Wait 24 hours before lighting your candle. Then cut the wick to 1/4″ and light.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Be sure to follow all safety precautions entailed with burning your candle and keep it away from flammable objects. Also be sure to blow your candle out if you leave and never leave your candle burning unattended.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favor or gift. Or make DIY gem shaped solid lotion bars instead!

If you like my project for making DIY gemstone candles, then you may also like my super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe found here. This project uses the same diamond silicone mold as my DIY gemstone candles.

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DIY Soy & Beeswax Candles

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DIY Soy and Beeswax Candles - Easy Homemade Gift Idea

I’ve been playing around a lot with candles lately. I’ve made numerous hand poured candles with soy wax as well as beeswax, so I figured why not combine the two? I love how simple and easy the soy wax candles are to make – especially since I’ve hear paraffin can be a nightmare – as well as the long burn time of all beeswax candles.

However, because the beeswax is such a hard wax – soy wax melts at 102 degrees F which incidentally makes them perfect for making homemade massage candles and wax melts – while beeswax melts at a much higher temperature of 144 – 147 degrees F, my beeswax candles would burn down with a hole in the center. So I combined the two waxes and used a larger wick to get the perfect, long last candle that burns much more evenly.

How to Make Soy and Beeswax Candles

As these candles cool much more slowly than straight up beeswax candles, you’ll want to pour these right when they start to look a bit slushy. That way they won’t crack on the top as they cool. If you have trouble and your candle does crack, no worries. It’s only an aesthetic issue and the candle will still burn beautifully. Following is my favorite recipe for a holiday pumpkin scented candle although you can use any candle fragrance you like. It will yield one 6 oz. candle though feel free to double it for multiple candles. You’ll use a little more wax by weight than the tin size as the beeswax is heavier than soy.

Handmade Holiday Pumpkin Soy & Beeswax Candles

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. white beeswax pastilles
3.5 oz. natural 100% soy wax
.35 oz. Pumpkin Pie Spice fragrance oil
.35 Crafter’s Choice Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
glass Pyrex measuring cup
butter knife or stirring utensil
one 6 oz. deep round tin with lid
one large wooden wick
microwave or double boiler
candy thermometer (optional)

Instructions:

Weighing out soy wax for diy homemade candles

Start by weighing out the wax in the pyrex measuring cup using the digital scale. Next, melt your wax either in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Once melted, set aside to cool to about 185 degrees F, then weigh out the fragrance oils and stir into the wax. Set aside to cool further.

How to Make Homemade Candles

Now prepare your candle tin by cutting the wood wick so it fits inside the tin and place inside the metal base. Dip the bottom of the wick base slightly into the wax, then place in the center of the tin.

Once the wax starts to take on a slightly slushy or foggy appearance and is no longer completely clear, slowly pour the wax into the tin around the wick and then allow to cool completely at room temperature. For best results, wait at least 24 hours before burning and don’t forget to trim your wick to 1/4″ before every burn.

making candle labels

You can also label your candles. My son made several soy candles for gifts this year – that’s him pictured above working on his homemade Christmas gifts – and he used my full page blank sticker labels to draw his own labels with permanent markers.

DIY Handmade Soy Candles - Homemade Christmas Gift Idea

He then cut out his labels/gift tags and applied them to the lids of each tin and tied a ribbon around the outside of the tins. (This is where all those ribbons and pretty bits from handmade packages you’ve received come in handy!) He made his candles one at a time and scented each one differently using a Peppermint Stick fragrance oil, a Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil, and one of my very favorites a Red Velvet Cake fragrance oil.

I’m actually planning on making more candles as handmade gifts of my own as well as wax melts and will be using a Frosted Pinecones fragrance oil I just purchased. I am admittedly a little head over heels for this at the moment. It’s a mix of pine and spruce with a touch of spice and is the perfect compromise if you have a guy in your life who isn’t big on more feminine scents.

I’m also planning to make a DIY Soy Wax Candle Making Kit for my niece for Christmas this year. Last year I put together a DIY Lip Balm Kit for her and she really enjoyed it so I thought the candles would be fun for her. I’ll be include one pound of soy wax, four 4 oz. tins, four medium wooden wicks and 1 oz. of Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil which is just perfect as a kids’ scent.

For more DIY homemade Christmas gift ideas, be sure to visit post from earlier this week, DIY Homemade Stocking Stuffer Gifts, as well as my Holiday themed gift boards on Pinterest. Will you be making any special handmade gifts for the holidays this year?

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DIY Skully Shot Glass Candle

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DIY Skully Shot Glass Beeswax Candle - Handmade Father's Day Gift IdeaOne of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to try new craft projects that I’d been wanting to try, but never got around to. Candlemaking was one of those craft projects. So what better way to get started making hand poured candles, than to create a homemade Father’s Day gift. I was really excited by how easy this project actually was – by far easier than making cold process soap – so I’ll definitely be making more candles in the future. (I’m already thinking Christmas gifts!)

To make your own diy shot glass candle for Dad – which by the way can be used as an actual shot glass once the candle is gone – you’ll need a shot glass, beeswax, pre-waxed candle wicks, a pen or pencil, a glass pyrex measuring cup, a metal spoon or butter knife, a digital kitchen scale and the fragrance oil of your choice.

I used a handmade shot glass I had on hand that I purchased more than a few years back from JMN Pottery. However, you can also find some lovely sugar skull inspired skully shot glasses from LaPella Pottery – another potter who I have happily purchased from in the past. I used beeswax as my wax as it was what I had on hand having purchased several bars of beeswax from my a crafter on my local farmer’s market several months back. However, you can substitute beeswax with soy or paraffin wax.

How to Make Hand Poured Beeswax Candles DIY

To create your candles you’ll need to first center your wicks in position in your containers. You can use a pen or pencil to keep it in place where you want it by gently wrapping the top around the pencil. Next, prepare your wax. I made two candles. A masculine scented shot glass as a Father’s Day gift and a half pint mason jar in my own favorite fragrance for my own home. If you want to make candles in various sized jars later on, be sure to buy a package of wicks that will be long enough for all of the intended containers.

For the shot glass candle, weigh out 30 grams of beeswax in a glass pyrex measuring cup. Then slowly melt in the microwave at reduced power until melted. USE A POT HOLDER to remove the container of wax. It will be really hot and you don’t want to get burned. Next, weigh out 3 grams of the fragrance oil you plan to use and stir it into the melted beeswax. Then slowly pour the beeswax into the shot glass around the wick. Don’t try to reposition the wick after you’ve poured the wax. Your wick will likely come out of the metal tab if you try to do so. I learned this from experience and lost two wicks before I finally got it. Alternately, you can toss the pencil and opt for using a metal wick candle centering device.

To make a 8oz. half pint sized mason jar candle, you would used 150 grams of beeswax and 15 grams of fragrance oil.

Handmade Skully Shot Glass DIY - Great Gift for Dad

Once you’ve poured your candles, all that’s left is to sit back and allow them to cool completely. Oh, and the clean up. Just FYI clean up is not much fun as beeswax is really hard to clean up once it has cooled. If you area klutz like me, I suggest laying down beeswax on your working surface in case you spill some of the wax. I had to scrape wax off my counter top with the backside of a butter knife. You may also want to use a pyrex measuring cup dedicated to making candles only as removing all of the wax from it will be even tougher.

I hope you have fun with this project. I know I did especially since I was able to enjoy the results so quickly!

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