Although I’ve written about making scented candles for the Holidays before, I thought you might enjoy this quick and easy aromatherapy recipe for making chocolate and coffee soy aromatherapy candles that I came up with recently.
I used cacao absolute and coffee bean oil to give the candles both their aroma and their pale coffee-color. No other dyes or synthetic aromas were used. Enjoy!
Why Do You Use Soy Wax for Candles?
I use soy wax in my candle making as it is a plant-based ingredient, and therefore it is suitable for vegans who do not wish to use any animal products in candle making. I learned that some vegans do not like to use beeswax as a cosmetic ingredient – as it is “animal-derived.” I included a section on vegan-friendly ingredients in the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy course for this reason.
Soy wax candles are made from soybean oil. Soy bean oil is extracted from soybeans (Glycene max). The soybean is a species of legume that is a member of the Fabiaceae botanical family; although the plant is native to East Asia, the majority of soy beans grown for candle making are now grown in the United States.
Chocolate and Coffee Soy Wax Candle Recipe
You will need the following ingredients to make this particular aromatherapy recipe for soy wax candles:
7 oz soy wax – makes 10 x 1 oz candles
15 drops of cacao absolute per candle
10 drops of coffee bean oil per candle
You will also need various pieces of equipment to make the candles; to watch a step-by-step process, watch this short YouTube video that I made. Simply miss out the step where coloring is added.
Custom Blended Aromatherapy Candles
These heart-shaped candles make a cute gift for the Holidays, Valentine’s Day, your Wedding Day, or a special gift for a loved one. If you would like a custom blended candle made for your special occasion, please contact me for more information. Minimum order quantities may apply for custom products.
Learn More About Making Aromatherapy Soy Candles
Soy candle making with Sedona Aromatherapie is covered in the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy course – or purchase the Sedona Aromatherapie votive candle making kit to get started!
Author is a UK-certified aromatherapist, aromatherapy product maker, aromatherapy educator, and published author in aromatherapy.