Homemade Soy Candles

History of Candles


Candle making was developed independently in many places throughout history from China to the Middle East and Europe.  Each territory used a different method.  India made wax from boiling cinnamon and China used whale fat.  Tallow and animal fat was used often as well as oil from olives for lamps.  Parrafin wax was developed in the late 1800’s and soy wax was invented, recently, in the early 1990’s.


Candle Care Instructions


Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place.


You can remove wax from a jar or candle holder by placing the item in the freezer for an hour or so.  This allows the wax to shrink and easily pop out.


Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlight.  Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for an extended period of time.  Plain soy candles may turn yellow in direct sunlight or if placed next to a heat source.


Keep the wick trimmed at ¼” at all times


Keep your candle lit until the wax melts to the side of the jar.  This will help to prevent tunneling.


Do not burn a candle for longer than 4 hours.


When your candle is down to 1/2” of wax, it’s time to start with a new candle!!