How to Make DIY Candles with Essential Oils
Crafts - January 31, 2019


How to Make Candles with Essential Oils

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This past Holiday, my friend and I decided to get creative and make DIY candles as gifts for people.  It was such a rewarding experience to hand make candles for people we love, with our own mixes of Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends.

Fragrance is pretty personal but when mixing essential oils, you can use different premade aromatherapy blends or individual essential oils.

Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet
Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet

Goddess Garden has their own aromatherapy blends that I use for candles, sprays, and Aromatherapy Lava Bracelets.

One of my favorite scents is Happy Day.   It’s a happiness-boosting essential oil blend, featuring certified-organic citrus oils like bergamot and grapefruit.  Aromatherapy positively affects mood and alertness and can have many uses, especially homemade candles.

lava bracelet with bird charm
Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet

How do Aromatherapy Bracelets and Blends work? As you can see in the image above, there are lava rocks that are porous, so when you dab on the essential oils, they pool in the crevasses and release a scent as you move.

lava bracelet with hamsa
Goddess Garden Serenity Aromatherapy Bracelet


The Essential Oils are made specifically for the aromatherapy bracelets because they are higher in concentration.  They are not meant to be used directly on the skin, but have worked well with my candles.  The symbolic charms help to visualize your intentions.

How to Make DIY Homemade Candles with Essential Oils

How to Make Scented Candles with Essential Oils.

Supplies

It’s pretty simple really.  You just need a few items: soy candle wax, wicks, wax adhesive, and essential oil blends. I find old glass candle holders at thrift shops or Michael’s. You can even repurpose old was that your not using at home.  Just scrape it out and reheat it in the microwave.

You can buy everything on Amazon. This works for me.

But if you like going to the store and seeing the items first, you can buy the candle wax at Michael’s and use a coupon to save money.  That is the most expensive part of making them.  But you can get it at a great price with the 50% off coupon.

Directions

  • Heat up Wax – If you heat it up in the microwave, I suggest doing it at 30 seconds at a time. Melt the wax slowly and stir, then put back in microwave. It you do it on stove top just stir and use low to medium heat. Some people use a double broiler.
  • Trim the wick and place at the bottom of the candle with the tacky stuff (was adhesive) before pouring the wax. You can also get long wicks and cut them in half to have more.
chopsticks holding wick
  • Get some chopsticks to keep the wick upright while pouring the hot wax in. 
  • Add the essential oil blend.  I added about 10 drops but to make it more fragrant, you can add more and play around with it.  The first candle is always an experiment.
candle with dried purple flowers

In these one’s I placed dried flowers in them, but I let the wax harden a little and push the flowers down with the chopsticks otherwise they will float to the top.

Leave wax to cool.

candle with red and white tie and sparkled paper bear attached

These homemade candles were really easy to make. They make great teachers gifts too.

pin for diy candles

Making DIY candles with essential oils is a lot easier than I ever thought.  I wish I had started this a long time ago!

Now start making your homemade candle.

For more info on how aromatherapy positively affects mood and alertness click here.

4 Comments

  1. I like this, it gives me the motivation to try to make candles. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to give it a try.

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