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How to Make Scented Soy Candles – Tutorials Below
Soy candles have many benefits over regular paraffin wax and although soy wax candles are quite readily available in boutique stores, half the pleasure is in enjoying something you have invested love and energy into yourself, especially if you want to use them as gifts. Hey – who knows? You might want to set up a small cottage industry making them to sell at a local craft fair or farmers market.
Some of the benefits of soy wax candles are:
- Longer Lasting – soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.
- Biodegradable and Water Soluable. since our candles are made out of soybeans, they are naturally biodegradable which makes accidental spills easier to clean.
- Cleaner Burning – no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it’s less likely to trigger allergies. no petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles.
Below are 9 luscious sents for homemade DIY soy candles with loads of detailed step by step guides and tutorials, but don’t limit yourself to the scents below. There are many more delicious ideas you could try including pineapple and sage, apple and cinnamon, rose and sandalwood, black cherry and almond, cappuccino and the list goes on!
Remember that certain smells can have different affects on our brain. The olfactory system (the part of our brain that processes smell) is very sensitive and can cause very fast and strong reactions to different smells so do some research as to what affect different smells and essential oils have. Some will help you relax, others will help you think and sharpen your senses. Some even help with anxiety and depression!
Strawberry Lemonade DIY Scented Candles
We’re not sure of the real aromatherapy value of strawberry and lemonade, but it sure does bring up visions of long warm summer days and sunshine, so maybe it might work as a great winter “pick me up” to help keep the winter blues at bay. Check out the tutorial and ingredients list here.
Send Bugs Reeling – Citronella Candles
With winter coming the bugs are certainly less prolific, but bear this citronella candle in mind once those airborne pests are around again. A great way to keep away the mosquitoes and other bities without harming the good bugs such as ladybugs and spiders. The instructions are here!
Mint Mandarin Soy Candle
Peppermint is known to decrease drowsiness, improve memory and attention span, help with problem solving and reduce the likelihood of irritability and headaches so if you’re wanting to maximize your productivity, this is a good one! See this great tutorial at HWTM.
Fall Scented Soy Candles – Pumpkin Pie
via Bulk Apothecary
Hmmm, long fall evenings in-front of the fire – beautifully topped off with the glow and smell of a pumpkin pie scented soy candle made with your own hands. If you love pumpkin pie, you will love these! The perfect Thanks Giving gift or accompaniment to the big turkey dinner! Get the “ingredients” here!
Christmasy Pine Scented Soy Candles
These beautiful pine scented candles will certainly help jump start the holiday spirit! As well as bringing about festive thoughts, pine is great for relieving stress. Take in some deep breathes and imagine yourself walking through a quite pine glade. Pine is also known to help fight against sinus infections, boost the immune system and relieve skin conditions. Get the details here.
Lavender and Rosemary DIY Soy Candles
via Live Simply
With lavender being the go to soporific when it comes to natural remedies, combined with the many benefits of rosemary you will be in good hands when it comes to relaxing and getting ready for bed. See how Kristin makes these beautifully presented candles here.
Coconut Soy Candles – Beach Inspired
via Paper ‘n’ Stitch
Coconut, sand, warm water. Smells have a powerful ability to elicit memories and these coconut scented candles can only bring memories of the good times! Very summery and beachy – see the instructions for these beautifully coconutty gift ideas here.
Comment below with your favorite scents or let us know if there are any that should be added to the collection. We love to know what our readers are doing so please share your creations on our Facebook page and share this post with someone you love!
Also – check out our great range of earthy color markers. Perfect for labeling your fall scented soy candles!