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Candle Making with Soy Wax Hi! I am Rosemarie from Candle Science. Today I am going to show you how easy and fun it is to make your own soy candle. It does not take a lot of special equipment and you can do it right on your kitchen. Soy candles are becoming extremely popular, people have always been drawn to the flame and wonderful fragrance that candles provide. And now, you can make them with natural soy wax. Making candles at home is also getting really popular, some people want to save money over store box candles others want to get creative and make candles that are totally unique. I like to make soy candles to give as gifts. People loved them because they are handcrafted and personal. I often match a friend’s favorite fragrance in color plus I loved that it does not cost a lot of money. The best part though is that you can sell your candles and start a fun in profitable part time or even full time business. We’ve seen so many people do very well for themselves and their families making and selling candles. I am sure you are sitting there watching this and thinking it must be hard but it’s easy. So, let’s get started. Here are the supplies you’ll need. Soy wax, we are going to use our favorites and best-selling container wax, golden brand 4604, a container, we’ve got all kinds of glassware in containers but we are going to keep it simple and use our 8 ounce tin. Wax, base on our wax and container the Candle Science with guides has to use an Echo-14 for complete clean burn. Fragrance oil, let’s have a little fun and use our sex on the beach fragrance. Now remember, this smells like the drink, pineapple, orange, and the peach snaps. Dye chips, lots of people make soy candles with no color, but we’ll use a yellow dye chip. Pouring pitcher, this piece of equipment really makes candle making easier. They are only about $10 and they last forever. And the heat source, I am using a hot plate that you can use a double broiler or presto pack. Thermometer, any candy type thermometer will do. Wick bar, these are optional, but help to keep the wick centered in straight, you could also use a Popsicle stick. Glue dots, also optional or you can use hot glue from Home Improvement or Happy Store. The warning label, a warning label gives safety tips in burning instructions. You should not label your candles if you’re giving them away or selling them. And the scale, you can use any kitchen or postal scale you’ve got lying around. In a pinch you can measure out your materials, but we really recommend weighing them. Purchase and supplies doesn’t cost a lot, for what you have paid for 2-3 candles at the mall you can make 10 or 20 of your own. Plus you can have any container, fragrance or color combination you want. Now, let’s gets some wax melting I have already weighed out a pound of wax, which is roughly 5 cups, enough to make 3 8 ounce candles. Once you have a pound of wax, get it started melting. In just a little while it will melt completely into liquid. You want to heat it up to about 185 degrees, so that your fragrance and dye will mix tin easily. I’ve got some here that I melted earlier, at 185 degrees we’ll add the dye and stir it up. Remove the pitcher from the heat and add the fragrance. We are adding 1 ounce, which is the entire size sample bottle. Stir thoroughly but gently, I usually go about 20 times in each direction. While the wax is cooling let’s get our container ready. I am using a glue dot, but hot glue works fine, I place the bottom of my wick unto the glue dot and then secure the wick to the tin. Attach the wick to your wick bar or Popsicle stick and make sure it’s centered. Once the wax is cool too to 135 degrees, carefully pour the wax into the container. Let the candle cool over night, I know it’s hard to wait. Turn the wick down to about quarter of an inch and you’re done. Here is the finish candle that I poured yesterday. Congratulations you’ve made a soy candle. Your friends and family will be impressed and I know they want one of your new candles. Be sure to visit Candlescience.com for candle making supplies and information. You can also sign up for our email newsletter at Candlescience.com/newsletter to be the first to hear about new products in sales. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at support@Candlescience.com. I hope you have a lots of fun making a soy candle. Thanks for watching.