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How To Make 50 Hour Soy Survival Candles

DIY your own survival candles with these easy instructions. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: homemade diy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candles, survival
Servings: 13 candles
Author: Karrie


  • 5 lbs Soy wax
  • 13 wicks
  • 13 glass pint jars


  • Start a double boiling system by bringing a larger pot of water to boil. Only fill it half-way so when you add your can of wax the water won't overflow. I filled my number ten can with 2.5 lbs of soy wax flakes at a time and did this twice.
  • While the water was heating up, add the wicks to each of your jars. Tip: if you have a hot glue gun add a drop of hot glue on the bottom of the metal part of the wick and stick it straight in the center of the jar. It helps the wick to hold up straighter after you pour the wax.
  • Once the wax is melted, using hot pads I poured the wax into the jars with wicks.
    To help hold your wicks straight while it cools poke hole in a little square of aluminum foil, thread the wick through and seal around the jar.
  • I then melted the other half of the soy wax flakes and poured them into jars as well.
  • After they all cool, trim the wicks to 1/4 inch. I just set the scissors across the jar so all the wicks would be the same size after being cut.


Enjoy your 50 Hour Soy Survival Candles! Just put the lids on them (adding in a pack of matches) and pack them away until your next power outage or disaster. Then you will have heat as well as light for up to 50 hours each candle.