Make Your Own Christmas Gifts: DIY Lemon Scented Soy Candle with Free Printable

Posted by on December 14, 2015
Make Your Own Christmas Gifts: DIY Lemon Scented Soy Candle with Free Printable

In less than a month, we’ll be celebrating Christmas.  But who am I kidding? The decorations and festive feelings of the holidays have already arrived in full Christmas spirit. Each and every year, I love to spread holiday cheer by giving my neighbors a homemade baked good, like my chocolate chip banana bread.

This year, I thought I would do something different and make handmade soy lemon candles to enjoy past the holidays. Using labels from, I was able to make lemon scented soy candles in just about 30 minutes. I do believe I’ll be making another batch to keep for myself to enjoy throughout my home. There’s something about a clean lemon scent!

Using labels, twine, and plants on soy candle containers.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

I found all the items listed above at and Hobby Lobby.

Supplies needed to make lemon scented soy candles

How to:

Step 1- Download and print the free Soy Lemon Candle printables using the 2″ circle labels below. These will be applied on the lid of each container. There are enough labels on each sheet to use on 20 lids.

Free Printable PDF: 

Soy Lemon Candle labels to use on the lid of your candles.

Step 2: Time to start making your soy candles! Using the measuring cup, add 1 cup of the soy wax flakes.

Fill a microwavable containter with 1 cup of soy wax flakes.

Step 3: Heat the soy wax flakes in the microwave until fully melted. I melted mine on high for 3 minutes. Just keep your eye out!

Melt soy wax flakes

Step 4: Once fully melted, add 15-20 drops of the lemon candle fragrance oil (or your choice of fragrance) to the melted wax. The more drops you add, the stronger the fragrance will be.

If using a different fragrance, design your own labels using the Maestro Label Designer.

Using essential oils to give soy candles a fragrance.

Step 5: Place a wick in the middle of your candle container. Pour just enough melted soy wax to cover the silver circle at the bottom of the wick.

Place the wick in the container and partially fill with wax.

Creating soy candles

Step 6: Allow the wax to set (about 10 minutes) before filling the container the rest of the way.  This will help keep the wick at the bottom of the container.

Filling a container with soy wax

Step 7: Fill the container the rest of the way. Be careful to leave enough room at the top of the container for the wick once it’s trimmed and to be able to put the lid on.

Step 8:  Allow the candle to fully cool and set (2-3 hours depending on the size of the container). Once set, trim the wick.

Let the lemon soy candle cool.

Step 9: Apply the Soy Lemon Candle label to the top of the lid and place your lid on the candle.

Soy Lemon Candle LabelsStep 10: Add decorative elements, twine, twigs, etc. around your candle container to make it even more eye-appealing. I added yellow twine, brown twine and artificial twigs to mine.

Labeling your candles

This is such a simple process that you’ll have unique gifts for your friends, neighbors, and family members in no time! Make just a few or make 20 at once. They are that quick to make and the end result of the candles are very professional looking especially with the label added to the lid.

Give homemade soy candles as a gift


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