Easy DIY Essential Oil Candles


One of the crafts I wanted to accomplish this Summer was making easy DIY essential oil candles.

Some candles are full of toxins that linger in the air, so I’ve been wanting to make my own DIY with essential oil candles for some time. Quarantine has given me all sorts of time for finally getting those DIY projects done.

Candles have always been a mainstay in our home for as long as I can remember. I love to decorate with them more than anything. I also love to burn them when I am looking for ways to relax and escape for a bit.


making soy wax candles with lavender


making soy wax candles with lavender

making soy wax candles with lavender

I ordered all my supplies from Amazon and used my favorite essential oil blends for the scent. I have linked all my supplies at the bottom of the post.

The best part about using the essential oils is you can use whatever you have on hand. I do recommend making sure to use a premium grade essential oil that is pure.

The process itself is extremely easy and depending on how many candles you want to make, doesn’t take much time at all. I would block off maybe an hour unless you are making dozens of candles.


making soy wax candles with three of my favorite essential oils.


making soy wax candles with three of my favorite essential oils.

making soy wax candles with three of my favorite essential oils.

The most tedious part would be making sure the wick stays straight in place while the candle forms. There are several ways you can do this but I found the easiest way is to use popsicle sticks on each side of the wick to help hold it in place.

You can use any heat resistant glass container for the candle, but my favorite is Weck jars. I love the shape of the jar and they are perfect to hand out as gifts with the glass lid.

For the supplies you will need:

  • glass jars for candles

  • glass jar for microwave

  • 1 pound soy wax

  • Cotton wicks

  • hot glue gun

  • popsicle sticks

  • favorite essential oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Bergamont, Citronella)

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups soy wax flakes in a glass jar. Microwave in 1-minute intervals until completely melted. Add more wax flakes as the room becomes available in the jar until you have enough to fill your candle container. For reference, 2 cups are enough to fill the weck jar to the top. Add more or fewer flakes depending on the size of the jar.

  2. Once the wax has melted, add the essential oils and stir to combine.

  3. Place a wick in the bottom of your candle container. For this step, I used a hot glue gun to glue the wick to the bottom of the jar.

  4. Pour the wax into the jar- fill to the desired amount.

  5. Put a popsicle stick on each side of the wick to help keep it straight while it cools. I let them cool overnight.

  6. Trim the wick before lighting the candle for the first time.


lavender buds with soy wax candle


lavender buds with soy wax candle

lavender buds with soy wax candle


lavender candle on top of a mantle


lavender candle on top of a mantle

lavender candle on top of a mantle


pinterest graphic for DIY candles


pinterest graphic for DIY candles

pinterest graphic for DIY candles

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