The creation of scented candles is one of my favorite do-it-yourself projects! With a few ingredients and a little creativity, we can make beautiful candles that will scent our home. In this post, I show you how to make a soy candle of cinnamon and orange for beginners. Before discovering how to make them, take a look at my last guide entirely dedicated to how to make soy candles. A brief introduction to getting started with creating soy candle!
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Candle making for beginners
The main ingredient for making scented candles is, as we all know, wax. But there are many waxes and they are not all the same. To prepare scented candles at home, the easiest and fastest method is to use soy wax. Soy wax is affordably priced and, although not water-soluble, can be easily removed with soap and water.
In this post, I created my first candle using soy wax and customizing it with orange peel and cinnamon.
Soy candle making for beginners | Cinnamon Orange
For this recipe, I have not used any scales or mathematical calculations. I decided to make my first candle in the easiest way as a perfect beginner! I think this is a simple and effective way to have fun creating and the result is not bad at all!
If you are interested in knowing how to calculate wax and fragrances, leave me a comment and I will write a post as soon as possible.
What you will need
- soy wax
- orange peel
- wicks with metal base
- two containers for storage
Before starting, eat an orange and store the peelings. 🙂 I removed the white inner part from the peels and left them to dry for days (you can speed up the process by heating them in the oven for a few minutes).
Since I did not use scale in this recipe, I used a trick to melt the exact amount of wax.
Pour the soy wax first (1) into the container we have chosen and then into a second larger glass container (2). Melt the wax in a bain-marie or microwave (3). I used the microwave (4 min at 800W).
At this point let’s prepare the jar that will contain our candle. Dip the cotton wick in the wax and let it dry on a sheet of baking paper (4). Thread the wick into the metal base and secure it with a work clamp. Using glue, fix the metal base to the bottom of the jar and keep the wick straight with a clothespin (5). Pour into the hot wax the orange peel cut into pieces (only a few! they are only decorations) and sprinkle cinnamon on the candle. Mix everything and pour it into the jar (6). NOTE: don’t put a lot of orange peels! They can burn if they are too much and close to the fired wick!!
After the first step, the jar was filled half of its capacity. To fill the jar completely, just meld the same amount of wax and add cinnamon and orange peels into it. Finally, cut the wick and place a label. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the surface and the candle is ready!
The recipe is quick and simple! It is also a great gift, 100% natural that will surely be appreciated. If you are looking for other ideas about natural products, you may be interested in my post on how to make flaxseed hair gel.
Just to let you know, don,t miss to check out my course dedicated entirely to the creation of DIY soy candles. Basic information, chemistry concepts, and a detailed tutorial to master this technique like a pro. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to check it out!
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24 thoughts on “Soy candle making for beginners | Cinnamon Orange”
I love this! I’d love to make some peppermint and pine ones for the holidays 😍
Oh that’s a good idea! I will make it as well! 🙂
This is such a simple and easy recipe. I am going to try this. Instead of cinnamon, I am thinking about trying nutmeg. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, this is a good alternative! great !
These would make perfect Christmas gifts too! Thanks for the tutorial x
You are welcome! 🙂
Such a wonderful DIY recipe. I am obsessed with candles, definitely going to try it. Thank you for the step by step guide and the video tutorial.
Wow!!!!!!! Interesting. I would like to try making my own candles too. Orange cinnamon sounds like a beautiful scent too. Tq for sharing.
This would be a perfect gift for someone!
That’s right! It’s a perfect present 🙂
Love this! I’ve made candles before, but I’d like to try again!
This seems so simple and I’m sure it smells amazing!!
Loving this! I’ve never tried making a candle before but I might just give it a try this winter. Thanks for sharing this amazing and well-written guide! I love candles especially around this time of the year!
You are welcome! Let me know if you made it 🙂
I really like this candle recipe I especially love the video to show exactly how it’s done
Thank you! I’m still a beginner as video maker and I’m really happy to ready your words 🙂
Great idea! I love candles, but haven’t tried them with oranges and cinnamon.
Such a great idea. I am vegan and only use soy candles but never made my own, thank them for sharing it.
Hey very interesting blog!
This sounds like fun!
Yesss! it’s really fun!
Everyone loves candles & this looks so easy! Thanks for the idea! <3 x
Thank you! It’s really easy and affordable too 🙂
I have been wanting to try this for so long! This was great motivation! I also love those scents for this season!
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