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Chai Spiced Eggnog DIY Soy Candle with Wooden Wick

Channel the cozy smells (and sound!) of the Christmas season with this delicious smelling Chai Eggnog DIY Soy Candle with a crackling wooden wick.
Cook Time20 mins
Curing Time14 d
Total Time14 d 20 mins
Keyword: aromatherapy, candles, christmas, diy gift ideas
Servings: 1 candle
Author: Lydia


  • Add soy wax flakes to a microwavable glass measuring cup.
  • Microwave the flakes in 45 second intervals until just melted, stirring well between each interval. NOTE: The bowl will be very hot when you remove it from the microwave so you will want to use pot holders.
  • Add essential oils into the melted wax and stir continuously for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the scented oils to fully incorporate into the soy wax.
  • Place the wood wick into the metal wick holder and place wick into the middle of candle jar (you can add a bit of adhesive to the bottom of the wick holder so that it stays attached to the bottom of the jar ).
  • Carefully pour the wax into the candle jar. To prevent the wax from hardening and messing up your bowl, rinse immediately.
    pouring a diy wood wick candle
  • Allow the wax to fully set (usually about an hour).
  • If necessary, trim the wick to about ¼" above the candle.
  • For best scent results, let soy candles cure with the lid on for 1 to 2 weeks before burning. This gives the oils and the wax enough time to bond together to give you the max scent payoff. Then you can burn your wood wick candle and enjoy!
    Chai Eggnog Candle