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.
- 1/4 lb. of GB 464 Soy Wax
- Candle and Soap Scale
- 1/4 oz. Jamaica Me Crazy Fragrance Oil
- 1 drop Orange Liquid Dye
- 8 Clear Plastic Tealight Cups
- 8 ECO 0.75 Pretabbed Wick
- Small Pouring Pitcher
- Double Boiler or Hot Plate
- Metal or Wood Stirrer
Step 1: Melt Wax
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 and 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 and 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.
1.) 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.
2.) Remember to always follow all candle burning safety rules.