Making Candles with Soy Wax and Essential Oils
When you make your own candles with soy wax, essential oils and pure cotton wicks, you get to enjoy candle making at its most natural with plant-based ingredients and zero synthetics.
Scenting soy candles with pure essential oils gives us the ability to transform our soy candles into aromatherapy candles with the therapeutic healing benefits of real plants infused with the wax.
If you have ever experienced discomfort from being around synthetic candles, making your own soy candles with essential oils or buying high quality soy essential oil candles should eliminate the discomfort you feel.
Why make your own soy candles?
Soy candle making is the craft of making soy candles. Soy wax is a derivative of the soybean plant and a natural product that's suitable for vegans. Soy wax differs from standard candle wax known as paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is a based petroleum product that emits harmful chemicals into the atmosphere creating soot in our rooms and adding unsightly marks to paintwork and other valuable decor.
Soy wax offers a clean long-lasting burn without the unpleasantness associated with paraffin wax. Soy candles can be scented during the candle making process or left unscented and can be made into different shapes (e.g. pillar candles, votive candles) or poured into containers to make container candles.
Why use essential oils in soy candles?
Essential oils are natural plants, trees, flowers and leaves that are harvested, distilled or pressed, and bottled. Many essential oils blend beautifully with soy wax.
Soy wax can be scented with synthetic fragrance oils or pure essential oils. At Wickpy, we choose to fragrance soy candles with pure essential oil blends to enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the oils while also keeping the candle as natural and chemical-free as possible.
Benefits of making soy candles with essential oils
Crafting has its own physical, emotional and mental health benefits including the relieving of depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem, slowing cognitive impairment and helping with insomnia.
As a craft, soy candle making benefits from being a relaxing and mindful activity. The use of essential oils introduces natural scent to the craft which can be utilised to target emotions and moods and help improve our wellbeing.
- Soy candle making with essential oils is a relaxing and inspiring crafting activity
- Making your own soy candles is more economical compared with buying similar quality candles from shops
- Learning candle-making is a skill for life and a wonderful activity to share with others
- Candles make wonderful gifts to friends and family and are all the more meaningful when you made it yourself