Making homemade candles is such a fun and easy DIY, but adding essential oils makes them even better. Today, we are talking about how to make essential oil candles.
Homemade candles happen to be one of my favorite DIYs. You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make beautiful candles and they come together very quickly. While beeswax candles smell great all on their own, you can enhance the smell by using essential oils. The key is choosing the right oils and wax for your candle.
Essential oils can absolutely be used in candles (be sure not to choose the flammable ones!). Since oils last longer when stored in a cool, dark place you can understand why burning them might not give you the best results for scent. This is why you need to use quite a few drops of essential oil to give your candle a scent. 1-2 teaspoons per 4 ounce candle is needed to create the effect you’re looking for.
Let’s look at a few of the best essential oils for candle making: – Spice Scents- Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary – Green Scents- Eucalyptus, Cintronella – Citrus- Lemongrass – Herb- Lavender
Lemon-Lavender is a perfect scent for summer. Cypress-Clove is a great combination for autumn. Cinnamon-Orange is a favorite winter blend. Lemongrass-Rosemary creates the fresh fragrance we all need after a long winter indoors.
1. Place Wick inside of jar and adhere with the wick sticker 2. Melt soy wax melts in a double broiler or crock pot. 3. Allow wax to cool to 150°F and add essential oils. 4. 1. Stir and pour into glass jars. 5. 1. Cool the wax candles for 6 hours before burning
1. Soy Wax Melts 2. Jars for Candles 3. Hot Burning Wicks 4. Pure Essential Oils of Your Choice