Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle
The wonderful scent of fresh coffee – in a candle! Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle with this step by step tutorial. Make a coffee bean candle for yourself or a few to give as gifts. This lovely coffee bean soy candle uses real coffee and no-build-up soy wax for a truly unique and fabulous soy candle.
How’s this for a super cute, unique candle idea? The bonus is it is a soy candle, so no build up on the walls or ceiling. I absolutely adore soy candles. They are my go-to candle when buying, and now when making.
If you like soy candles too, you may like these Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle (any color, any scent! Truly customizable) or this delicious Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles tutorial. Get into candle making! It is easier than you think.
Coffee Bean Soy Candle Materials:
● 2 cups Soy Wax
● 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
● 1 8oz Mason Jar
● Candle Thermometer
● ½ tsp Vanilla Candle Scent
● Glass Measuring Cup
● 15 (or so) Whole Coffee Beans
● ½ tsp Coffee Grounds
Note: this was originally done with only whole coffee beans. It looked fantastic (I mean REALLY pretty)… and smelled like burnt coffee when lit. If you were using it for a closet-scent… maybe go only whole beans. Maybe. However, once changed to a combination of coffee beans and ground coffee, it worked great and smelled even better. You could also put the beans on the very bottom and layer more ground coffee for an even stronger coffee scent.
Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle Directions:
● Add 2 cups of soy wax to your large glass measuring cup (do not use a plastic measuring cup) and heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds
● Stir your wax until the temperate reaches 167°F on a candle thermometer.
● Mix in the vanilla scent; stir.
● Place 6-7 whole coffee beans in the bottom of the Mason jar along with a pinch of coffee grounds.
● Dip your candlewick into the melted wax.
● Place your wax-dipped candlewick in a Mason jar allowing the bottom of the wick to drop to the bottom of the jar.
● To hold the candlewick in place, wrap the top around a pencil or chopstick or skewer.
● Place the pencil (chopstick or skewer) over the jar and let the bottom of it drop to the bottom. A weighted candlewick does this nicely and settles on its own.
● Carefully pour the melted wax into the Mason jar filling it about ¼-1/3 way up and then place in the freezer to freeze for approximately 20 minutes.
● Remove from freezer, add a few more whole coffee beans on top of the frozen wax and another pinch of coffee grounds. Fill another ¼-1/3 way up with liquid wax. Return to freezer for another 20 minutes.
● Repeat again, with whole coffee beans and coffee grounds. Again return to the freezer, this time for an hour.
● Once the mixture has hardened, remove the pencil (chopstick or skewer) and you can snip the candlewick to shorten it.
Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!
● This is a super easy project! You can dress up your coffee bean candle jars with ribbons when giving as a gift! Think teachers, small gift exchanges, housewarming presents, stocking stuffers and more! If you know someone that loves coffee, this is a wonderful gift to give!
● To print the Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle instructions, click here.
Homemade candles are so easy to make! If you would like more DIY candle “recipes” check these out:
● Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle – Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle! This is great for gifts or to scent your own home anytime of the year. Easily customize these candles to any color you like. This Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle is a fun DIY project that yields great results!
● Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle – This candle recipe is designed with the breathing and allergy sufferers in mind and has a great combination of four essential oils that all have a wonderful scent and (possible) health benefits. Breathing them in should help open up airways and helps relieve sinus pressure, so if we use them already to help with these things, why not make a candle scented with them as well to take it a little further in our household?
● Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles – Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!
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I’m new to candle making so maybe this is a stupid question, but wouldn’t the glass jar crack from the sudden temperature change when you place it in the freezer with hot melted wax in it? I want to try this but I’m afraid this method will have me cleaning up broken glass!
Michelle, it will set if you just leave it alone without putting your glass in the freezer. It will take a lot longer than 20 minutes though. Just allow the candle wax to sit undisturbed for approximately 4 hours at each third of the project (and overnight when you have finished) and your candle should turn out just fine.