These instructions are for a simple container candle made with soy wax.
Because soy wax has a low melting point, it can be melted either in the
Microwave or in a pan over a pan of water (double boiler) as you would melt cooking chocolate.
To calculate wax usage, if the glass/jar holds 200mls liquid, you need 200grams wax. (150mls=150grams etc)
Wick should be the right size for the “width” of the container.
Fragrance is added at 10%. E.g. 200grams wax = 20mls fragrance.
Its worth investing in a cheap cooks thermometer.


What you will need:
- Glass/jar/tin etc
- Soy container wax
- Length of wick suitable for the width of your container and wick sustainer
- Dab of super glue or sticky pad
- Pencil, skewer or something similar
- Plastic jug or two old pans
- Optional fragrance and colouring
- Thermometer (optional)

Place the required amount of wax into a plastic jug and melt in microwave. Alternatively, melt a larger amount and weigh off enough for your candle.
Start with two minutes, less for small amounts and add 30 secs at a time till melted. There is no need to continue once all wax is melted.
Any colouring can be added at this point.
Alternatively, place in an old pan over a pan of boiling water and heat till melted.
Your wax will be at approx 70°c.


Your container should be at least room temp, and can be warmed slightly in a low oven.
Attach wick to sustainer and attach to bottom of container centrally with a dab of super
glue or double sided sticky tab.
Place pencil/skewer across container centrally and secure wick with blue tack.


Stir wax and allow to cool to approx 55-60c.
When wax is at cooled temp, fragrance can be added.
Stir fragrance thoroughly into wax to avoid pooling.


Pour wax into container and leave to set at room temp. Do not place anywhere too cold or in drafts.The wax needs to cool slowly.
If wax is poured and set at correct temp, you should not suffer cracking or shrinking/dipping.
If worried, hold back a small amount of wax for a second pour.
The top of wax should be repeatedly pricked with a pin/needle before doing any second pour.
Any small surface imperfections can also be corrected by heating with a hairdryer
held at a distance.

These instructions are only a guide and it is the makers responsibility to test wick and burn any items made to see if they burn correctly.
Lastly, if it goes wrong, don't despair! Just scrape out and remelt.