How To Make A Peppermint Basil & Lime Soy Candle

Follow along to make a Peppermint, Basil & Lime soy candle.

Fresh, uplifting essential oils

Wickpy Peppermint Basil & Lime essential oil blend candle is a minty, citrus, herbaceous blend with uplifting notes to awaken the senses and sharpen the mind.

Great to have by your desk, this scented soy candle is most effectively utilised when we sit down to work, or any time we begin to lag.

At Wickpy, we make candles with soy wax and pure essential oils. Soy wax is the most accessible natural wax and its main advantages is that it's plant-based and has a slow, clean burn.

With soy wax and pure essential oils, we are choosing ingredients that are natural and vegan, meaning they're chemical-free and safe for all to enjoy, including those who have allergic reactions to synthetic fragrances. Read more about why we use soy wax for candle making.

Some essential oils should be avoided when pregnant and in the case of certain illnesses, so always check before using.

Ingredients for effective minds

Peppermint Basil and Lime essential oils are selected for their abilities to support the mind in terms of focus, concentration and memory.

Peppermint essential oil awakens and clarifies the mind, making it useful to shut off distractions to focus on the important stuff.

Basil essential oil can be used to raise positivity levels, improve concentration, decisiveness, and to raise inner strength.

Lastly, zesty lime can be used to help assertiveness.

What you need - ingredients

To make soy candles with peppermint, basil and lime essential oils, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Soy wax
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Basil essential oil
  • Lime essential oil

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What you need - tools

  • Candle jar
  • Wick
  • Adhesive
  • Ban marie
  • Thermometer


Wicks should be chosen to suit the diameter of your candle jar.

A double-sided adhesive will affix the wick to the jar. Or use a glue gun if you have one to hand.

Step-by-step instructions to making a soy candle with peppermint basil & lime essential oils.

In the following steps you'll take your soy candle supplies and transform them into a healthy scented soy candle with a beautiful combo of peppermint, basil & lime essential oils.

  1. Weigh the wax - try an online soy wax calculator to work out how much you need
  2. Blend the essential oils. Start with a little of each oil and blend gradually until you create a scent that you like. Whatever weight your wax is in grams, you'll need about 10% of that weight in essential oil (in mls).
  3. Gently heat the wax in a ban marie - to 85 degress celsius
  4. While the wax is heating, attach a wick to the jar
  5. Remove wax from heat and pour in essential oils.
  6. Gently stir melted wax and essential oil combo for two minutes
  7. Allow to cool to 50 degrees celsius
  8. Pour wax into the candle jar, aiming for the wick
  9. Secure wicks with a clothes peg and allow to set before moving
  10. Screw on a lid and allow to cure for several days before lighting

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