Soybean Candle Tutorial

Soybean Candle Tutorial

Strawberry Crumb Soy Candles Recipe

Ingredients and Supplies

  • Soybean wax (3-4 cups)
  • Red Lab color
  • Fragrance oil
  • Wick glue dots (optional)
  • Candle wicks
  • Glass candle cups
  • Stir sticks
  • Extra bowls
  • Strawberry molds
  • Sugar
  • Heat gun


  1. Melt the Soybean Wax:
    • Fill your dipper with about 3-4 cups of soybean wax.
    • Turn the burner on low (between settings 2-4). Be careful not to overheat or burn the wax.
  2. Prepare Your Work Area:
    • Line up your glass candle cups and have your extra bowls and stir sticks ready.
  3. Pour and Color the Wax:
    • Once the wax has melted, pour it into one of your pouring bowls.
    • Add color and fragrance to the wax, then pour the mixture into your candle cups, filling them halfway.
  4. Insert the Wicks:
    • If you prefer, you can stick your wicks in place with glue dots before pouring the wax.
    • Alternatively, wait about 10 minutes after pouring the wax, then insert the wicks.
  5. Create the Strawberry Embellishments:
    • Allow the wax in the candle cups to firm up.
    • Melt about 1/2 cup of soybean wax and mix it with red Lab color and a squirt of fragrance oil.
    • Pour this mixture into strawberry molds and allow it to firm up and harden before removing.
  6. Make the Crumbs:
    • Melt another 1/2 cup of soybean wax.
    • Add a squirt of fragrance oil and about 5 spoonfuls of sugar to the melted wax.
    • Pour the mixture into a flat mold, such as a baking pan.
    • Once hardened, crumble the wax into tiny crumbs and sprinkle a bit more sugar over them.
  7. Assemble the Candles:
    • Use a heat gun to slightly melt the top layer of the wax in the candle cups.
    • Sprinkle the wax crumbs over the melted surface and push in the wax strawberries to adhere them to the candle.
  8. Final Touches:
    • Trim the wick if it is too long.
    • Your strawberry crumb soy candles are ready to be lit and enjoyed!