Do you want your home to smell great without having to buy expensive candles from the store? If so, then making a homemade candle with essential oils is the perfect solution. In this article, I will walk you through how to make a candle that smells like lavender. All you need are some materials, your favourite scent of essential oil, and an empty jar! Before we get started on our project, let's talk about why it's important for our homes to have a pleasant smell:
Now that we know the benefits of a good smelling home, let's get started on our project! First, gather all your materials together. To make this candle I will be using:
At this point you should have your tools and materials ready, so turn on the stove to medium-low. Take your soy wax and put it in the small pot with water - do not cover the soy wax! Once the water bubbles up around the edges of your jar, add about two tablespoons of melted paraffin wax. This will help the soy wax melt faster and make it easier to pour later on in this process!
This step takes about 15 minutes before you can move onto the next one, so be patient as you wait for all of that lovely melted wax!
Next, we need to measure out the amount of drops of our favourite essential oil scent of fragrance.
The first one will be how much I need for a single drop on the wick (0.05 ml) so don't forget to measure tiny drops!
I want my candle to have a strong lavender smell that fills up any space, so I'm going with 20 total drops of lavender oil.
However, you don't need to be exact with your measurements! You can always adjust the scent in the final stages by adding more or less essential oils if needed.
I am using a dropper bottle so it is easier to measure out my drops and not spill any on counter tops because I'm clumsy!
Now it is time to add the wicks. You will need a hole puncher, scissors and either some thin string or an embroidery needle.
It is important not to pull too hard or else you will cause it to unravel around the hole - you may need someone's help for this!
No, it is safe to put as much oil in a candle as you want. However, if the smell becomes too overpowering or strong, then dilute with more of your wax and continue pouring until desired scent strength has been reached.
You can use this list to come up with other combinations that you like. The more powerful the scent, the less amount will need to be used in your candle recipe. It is best not to put too many as it will overpower the candle scent.
Clove oil or clove essential oils should not be used in candles. Cloves are a natural source of Eugenol, which is toxic when ingested and can cause skin irritation when it comes into contact with the skin.