Baby Food Jar Soy Candles


Baby Food Jar Soy Candles


Recycle empty baby food jars into cute soy candles for decorating a baby shower or to give as favors for those attending the baby shower. Follow this tutorial by Cathie & Steve to create a batch of candles in less than an hour.

Baby Food Jar Soy Candles


  • Recycled glass baby food jars
  • Soy container-blend wax
  • Cotton-cored wick
  • Metal wick base
  • Candle thermometer
  • Skewer
  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Microwave
  • Optional: fragrance or color chips


  1. Thoroughly clean the baby food jars. Attach the metal wick base to one end of the wick, following instructions on the package. Wrap the other end of the wick to the center of a skewer; balance the skewer across the opening of the jar. The skewer will keep the wick straight during the pouring and cooling stages.
  2. Place the soy wax in a large glass measuring cup. In a microwave, melt on medium temperate in short intervals. (1 minute at a time) Remove and place the thermometer in the wax, stir as needed, until the melted wax has reached a temperature of 160 degrees (never heat above 160 degrees). Note: One pound of melted soy wax will make 2-1/4 c. liquid wax.
  3. Cool the wax to 110 degrees, pour it very slowly into the prepared jar. Make sure the wick is centered and taut. When the wax is completely cool, trim the wick to 1/4" long. In order for the fragrance to settle, wait four days before burning.

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Use the baby food jar contents in cakes or breads in place of some of the oil. Applesauce would be ideal! If the label is colorful & cute I'd leave it on & careful clean it then use wax the same color as the original contents. It would make a cute baby shower game prize! Yvonne

Where do you get old baby food jars from? I'd hate to buy them with the food in it only to waste the baby food. Dig

If you have a freecycle group in your area, I'd post a wanted there.


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