Sun and Sand Candle DIY Recipe

Hey Bulkers! Here’s an easy recipe to make a summery candle that will fill your home with the sun and sand vibes of the beach.

Can’t escape for a sandy getaway? No worries. We’ve been loading up on summer recipes to bring the beach home.

It’s also absolutely easy-peasy to make!

Ingredients:

EcoSoya CB-Advanced Soy Candle Wax

Sun & Sand Fragrance Oil

Candlewick(s)

One or more cute mason jars

Wooden skewer, popsicle stick, etc. (something to stabilize the wick)

Directions:

Before you start melting the wax flakes, you’ll want to prep the jar and wick so that they’re ready to go when it’s time to pour the hot wax. This is where the wooden skewer (or whatever you have on hand that’s similar) comes into play. Using a tiny bit of hot wax, a spot of hot glue, or a glue dot, secure the metal end of the wick to the inside of the jar. Once you’ve centered and adhered the wick, wrap or fold the long portion over the skewer. This will help prevent it from falling into the hot wax as you pour and will keep it centered as the candle cools.

Melt the wax slowly over medium-high heat using a double boiler or similar setup. When deciding on how much wax to melt for your container, remember that the wax will shrink by half. My container held roughly 2 cups of dry wax flakes, so I melted down about 4 cups to fill the jar.

CAREFULLY pour the wax into the jar(s) that you have prepared. To make the transfer easier, I used a small kitchen funnel when pouring to avoid spills and messes.

Next, you’ll need to add fragrance to the melted wax. Using a pipette, I added the Sun & Sand fragrance oil by drops. You can adjust the strength of the scent to suit your preference, but a general rule of thumb for essential oils and candle wax is 1 teaspoon per pound of wax. I like my candles STRONG so I error on the heavier side of things when scenting my candles.

Allow the wax to cool completely, trim the wick, and enjoy!

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16 thoughts on “Sun and Sand Candle DIY Recipe

      1. The recipe contradicts not using essential oils for candles. In the very last paragraph it says “You can adjust the strength of the scent to suite your preference, but a general rule of thumb for essential oils and candle wax is 1 teaspoon per pound of wax. I like my candles STRONG so I error on the heavier side of things when scenting my candles.”

        1. Hi Lekisha!

          Thank you for pointing this out. Essential oils and fragrance oils can bother be used in candles.

          When choosing a scent for your candles, the rule is that a higher flash-point will provide more scent. The flash point is the temperature at which an oil will ignite; therefore, it’s best to use essential oils or fragrance oils with a flash point higher than the melting temperature of the wax you’re using.

          For beginners, fragrance oils are great since they have a high flash point and they are inexpensive. If using an essential oil you will need to ensure that the flash point is higher than the melting temperature of the was to ensure safety, and to ensure that the desired scent will be archived. The flash points for the essential oils can be obtained by requesting the MSDS sheet for the specif oil.

          Hope this clarifies that statement, and the “…1 teaspoon per pound of wax…” is a great starting point for scenting your candles with a qualified essential oil.

          Happy Bulking!

  1. How can I prevent my candles growing air bubbles
    Once my candies are cooled and I’m ready to burn them big air bubbles are in the middle of my candles. How does this happen and what am I doing wrong. How can I prevent that from happening.

    1. The air bubbles/imperfections are possibly caused by the temperature fluctuations and movement while the wax is curing. You can try the following:

      1. Work in a room where the room temperature is constant.
      2. Ensure that the glass container is clean and pre-heat it in an over to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
      3. Melt the wax, at the manufacturer’s recommended temperature; the CB-Advanced Wax now discontinued, but you can use the new EcoSoya Q220 Candle Wax.
      4. Pour the wax into the jar slowly, at the manufacturer’s recommended pour temperature.
      5. While the wax is cooling, please avoid placing the glass jars close to each other as this will incubate the heat on each of the glass jars sides.
      6. You can gently tap the glass jar to release any hidden are bubbles, but please do not move the jars or use too much force as this can create unseen air bubbles.
      7. Allow the wax to cool naturally at room temperature.

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