How to Make Soy Tealight Candles

If you're new to candle making, tealight candles are a great place to begin. They're easy, can be colored or fragranced for any season, and add ambience to a home environment or special occasion. Note: This project will make 8 tealight candles. You can adjust the amount of materials according to how many tealights you want to make.


Materials:


Directions:

STEP 2: CENTER WICK

Place 1/4 lb. of GB 464 soy wax in a Pouring Pitcher and heat to 185 degrees using a double boiler or hot plate.

STEP 2: CENTER WICK

While the wax is melting, prepare your tealight cups by placing one ECO 0.75 pretabbed wick in the center of each cup. The 4 plastic prongs on the bottom will help you to center each wick correctly.

STEP 3: ADD DYE & STIR

When the wax reaches 185 degrees, add 1 drop of Orange Liquid Dye and stir gently but thoroughly for about 2 minutes.

STEP 4: ADD FRAGRANCE & STIR

Remove from heat and add 1/4 oz. Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil, again stirring carefully.

STEP 5: POUR WAX

Allow the wax to cool to 135 degrees and slowly pour into prepared tealight cups making sure you don't have any air bubbles.

STEP 6: CENTER WICKS

Check to be sure the wicks are completely straight and centered in each cup for safe burning. Readjust as needed while the wax is still liquid.

STEP 7: CURE OVERNIGHT

Allow the tealights to cure overnight before burning them.


 Notes: 

  • If you have any leftover wax, you can pour it into a labeled paper cup and let cool. When you need it, just tear and discard the paper and place the solid wax into your melter.