In this tutorial we explain how to make a soy tealight candle, they are very easy to make and it’s worth having plenty on hand to create a beautiful candle-lit atmosphere around your home. Tealights are great for the bathroom, living room and to generate heat for oil burners. It’s often a good idea to have some tealight cups on hand when making bigger candles just in case you have some left over wax.
- Position the tealight cups on a flat surface making sure you can easily access them for pouring. If you are making a big batch it’s good to put the cups right around the edge of a dining table.
- 5-hour tea light containers hold approx 20ml of melted wax whereas 9-hour tea light containers hold 30ml approx.
- Melt the appropriate amount of wax to fill your tea lights, heating to 60-65°C. If you’re adding fragrance refer to the “How to Make a Soy Candle” instructions for temperatures and tips.
- Carefully pour the melted wax into each tealight cup (without the wick) and fill right to the top. We recommend using a long spout pouring jug for this job.
- Now go ahead and drop in the wick & ensure it stands straight & centered.
- Once cool, trim the wick to approx 5mm.
If you hold the metal wick tab & bend the wick back & forwards a few time, this helps making the wick stand upright when you place it into the tealight cup. Another trick is to wait until the wax is starting to go off & then drop in the wick.
And that’s it… enjoy!