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

August 28, 2011
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Despite the fact that I make my own homemade soaps, 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 for DIY eco-friendly soy wax candles 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.

DIY Eco-Friendly Soy Wax Candles for Your Home! These hand poured candles also make great for Wedding Favors and Homemade Gifts! Learn how to make your own easy DIY eco-friendly soy wax candles with this simple candlemaking craft project from Ruffled blog!

DIY Eco-Friendly Soy Wax Candles

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.


  • Retro Junction

    August 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    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.

  • just B you

    August 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I love visiting your blog! This is a great post! Will come back later to pin it. =)

  • just B you

    August 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    PS – Grabbed your button! =)

  • Emily

    August 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

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

  • Miranda

    August 30, 2011 at 12:23 am

    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! 🙂

  • SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    August 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party’s success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  • To Sew With Love

    September 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    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!


  • J Pickett

    December 13, 2011 at 4:30 am

    My favourite products are the Natural Handmade Patchouli Shea Butter Soap and the Handmade Seduced by Sugar Shea Butter Soap.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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