DIY Lemongrass Soy Wax Candle

Soy wax is a natural, renewable resource made from soybean oil which means that it’s biodegradable and a brilliant vegan option for candle making. It burns with zero petro-soot, thus it can help maintain pure air quality and reduce home maintenance problems associated with soot deposits. Soy wax also has a lower melting point than paraffin wax (commonly used for candles) so a soy candle will definitely burn slower than paraffin candles!

For today, we’re going to share with you our favorite go-to recipe for heavenly lemongrass soywax candles that can also help keep away critters like lizards and mosquitoes!

Pssst, we’ve a printable recipe card for this one too, so grab it from down below!


What You’ll Need:

  1. Craftiviti Soy Wax
  2. Yellow Candle Dye
  3. ECO-6 Wick
  4. Lemongrass Essential Oil
  5. Glass Jar with a 5-6cm diameter opening πŸ‘‰ like this one!
  6. Stainless Steel Wax Melting Pot (or a glass beaker)
  7. Stove (for double boiling)
  8. Glue Dot
  9. Bow Tie Clip
  10. Glass Stirrer
  11. Kitchen Scale
  12. Thermometer


  1. To calculate the amount of soy wax needed for your container:
    Volume of Glass Jar x 0.77 = Soy Wax (grams)
    For example: 100ml jar x 0.77 = 77g soy wax
  2. Melt the soy wax in a stainless steel wax melting pot/glass beaker over a pan filled with water (double boiler method). Stir occasionally to ensure even melting.
  3. Dry the glass jar and attach a ECO-6 wick to the center of the container’s bottom using a glue dot.
  4. Attach the end of the wick to the bow tie clip to keep the wick straight and upright.
  5. Once the wax has melted, add in a few drops of candle dye (feel free to adjust the color intensity to your liking).
    *Note: Soy wax hardens into a smooth milky candle. When dye is added, it will take on a pretty soft pastel tone. Perfect for premium looking candles!
  6. Remove the pot from stove and stir to lower the temperature of the soy wax to 45Β°C.
  7. Add in 8% of lemongrass essential oil to the weight of soy wax.
    For example: 8% of 100g soy wax = 8ml essential oil)
  8. At around 38-41Β°C, gently pour the melted soy wax into the glass jar.
  9. Set aside and allow to cool for 48 hours before removing the bow tie clip and cutting the wick.
    *Note: Upon cooling, you may notice unevenness or hole son the surface of the candle. This is normal. Just top up with a thin layer of melted wax or use a heat gun to smoothen the surface.

Craftiviti Recipe DIY Instructions Lemongrass Soy Wax Candle

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Learn more about essential oils here!
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πŸ‘‰ Giving Your Essential Oils a Longer Shelf Life
πŸ‘‰ How to Make Your Own Essential Oil Blend
πŸ‘‰ Top 6 Essential Oils for a Mood Boost
πŸ‘‰ Top 6 Essential Oils for Haze Season + Quick and Easy Herbal Roll-On DIY
πŸ‘‰ Do Essential Oils Help Kill Viruses?
πŸ‘‰ How Essential Oils Can Help Calm Stress (+ our favourites for reducing stress and anxiety)
πŸ‘‰ Using Essential Oils as Natural Bug Repellents

Check our more related posts here:

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πŸ‘‰ What are Floral Waxes?
πŸ‘‰ 9 Common Candle Making Mistakes and How to Avoid or Fix Them
πŸ‘‰ Cure in Candle Making VS Cure in Soap Making
πŸ‘‰ Your Ultimate Candle Wick Guide
πŸ‘‰ Types of Wicks and Which to Use for Candle Making
πŸ‘‰ What does flashpoint in fragrance oils mean?
πŸ‘‰ 4 Common Candle Myths Debunked
πŸ‘‰ Your Ultimate Scent Category Guide to Craftiviti’s Fragrance Oils

On Natural Wax Candles (Soy Candle, Palm Candle)
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πŸ‘‰ Romantic Rose Palm Wax Candle DIY
πŸ‘‰ DIY Pillar Candle Using Creamy Palm Wax

On SyntheticΒ Gel Candles
πŸ‘‰ About High Density Gel Wax and How to Make Transparent Gel Candles
πŸ‘‰ DIY Sweet and Flowery Gel Wax Candle + Bloopers, Tips and Tricks!

On Wax Melts and Wax Sachets
πŸ‘‰ DIY Mini Lavender, Rose and Lemon Hearts Wax Melts
πŸ‘‰ DIY Strawberry Honey Soy Wax Melts in 4 Steps
πŸ‘‰ DIY Aromatherapeutic Wax Sachet
πŸ‘‰ Turning Broken Wax Sachets into New Candles!

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  1. Hi, may I know the measurement for soy wax candle that you used in making candles? As stated in the tutorial above the measurement(Volume of Glass Jar x 0.77 = Soy Wax (grams)) that 0.77 are referring to what?


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