DIY: Homemade Soy & Beeswax Candles

We’ve shared a lot of recipes and advice about how to get your home looking (and smelling) clean. But today we wanted to share a few tutorials that add both a wonderful scent and comforting glow to your home: soy & beeswax candles! Creating your own candles is very simple (and cost effective). Plus it gives you the freedom to control the ingredients and adjust the fragrance to your liking. We’ve included tutorials for both soy & beeswax which we prefer to paraffin (derived from crude oil) or tallow waxes. Soy is great if you’re vegan, but if you aren’t vegan beeswax also makes for a lovely candle.

When making your own candles you can get really creative with containers:

  • Repurpose beautiful old tea cups
  • Reuse old candle holders or tins
  • Repurpose coffee cans or tea tins
  • Repurpose old glasses

Really the possibilities are endless, so long as the container is heat-resistant. Oh and did I mention, handmade candles make great Christmas gifts too :). You can find the materials you need at most craft stores (Micheals, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, etc.)  or order your supplies online. But onwards to the tutorials!

Go Make Me Scented Soy Candles

We love the simplicity of this tutorial from Go Make Me, and we think the results are stunning!

Beeswax Candle Sticks

This tutorial from Oh Happy Day! is so adorable? Seriously how awesome are these little candle sticks? And these are pretty affordable to make.

Have you ever made your own candles? What did you think of the experience?


  1. […] now you know how to make your own candles, Perfect Shine Housekeeping will give you a few ideas on what to use for the perfect candle holder.  Think outside the box and […]

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