It's my first time so I kept the first few simple, no color and no scent. I'm just using them as emergency candles so it doesn't really matter, LOL. The last one I added a crayon to see what would happen since I didn't have enough for a full candle anyways. I put them in old baby food jars I've had for nearly 3 years. I saved them for this very purpose and just never got around to it. The tin foil was to hold the wick in place. I improvised when they wouldn't stand up on their own, LOL Anyways I had fun doing it and thought I would share in case anyone else wants to give it a try.
I got a pound prechipped soy wax at Michaels and 12 soy wicks. Soy wax was the cheapest and I didn't feel like chopping up a big block on my own. It cost about $12, a pound gave me 3 1/2 candles. I'll probably get 2 more pounds to finish off my 12 jars. I melted the wax in a glass measuring cup and a pot of water. All the directions I looked up said to use a candy thermometer, I didn't and they seemed to come out fine without it. Guess I'll see in a few hours when they harden completely, LOL