How to make Essential Oil-Infused Soy Candles

Try this simple candle recipe for a natural, nontoxic glow. Soy candles don’t give off soot like paraffin candles and last longer than candles made from animal products.


  • 2 cups soy wax flakes for container candles (available at your local craft supply store)
  • glass bowl
  • saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • candy thermometer
  • dōTERRA® essential oils of your choice
  • wick sized to fit container
  • glass jar or other container
  • clothespin
  • scissors

doTERRA Soy Candles


  • Melt soy wax flakes in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until wax is liquid and pourable. (You can also heat the wax in the microwave, at one-minute intervals until melted.)
  • Allow the liquid wax to cool to 120 degrees, then add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils.
  • Next, spoon a small amount of wax onto the center of the bottom of the container. Dangle the wick into the container until it touches the wax, making sure you have enough wick at the top to hang over the end of the container. Hold the wick in place until the wax hardens, then pinch the top end of the wick with a clothespin and set the pin across the top of the container, keeping the wick centered and upright.
  • Stir the wax so that it is smooth and then slowly pour it into the container. Leave some room at the top.
  • Let the wax harden overnight. The next day, trim the wick, and your soy candle is complete.

Add ambiance to the kitchen or light the little spaces. Swap out the diffuser for homemade essential oil-infused candles to enjoy a homey and beautiful environment.


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