DIY Thursday: Aromatherapy Candles

On September 14, 2017 by Team Everyone in DIY

Happy Thursday, fellow crafty folk!

This project is a fun one, and a real crowd pleaser. Today, we’re showing you how to make your own essential oil candles! These little guys make great gifts for teachers or houseguests. It’s a great skill to learn as we get closer to fall and winter because what’s cozier than candles?

The recipe below will make 4 candles per batch.

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

16 oz. of wax flakes or pellets (We used soy wax, but beeswax works too!)
4 – 4 oz. glass jars (Make sure they can withstand prolonged heat! We used mason jars.)
4 candle wicks
Your favorite Everyone™ essential oils
4 clothespins
Stir sticks
Double boiler to melt wax
Large pot for boiling water

(Note: It is very difficult to remove the waxy coating that this recipe leaves on your materials. It’s a good idea to keep a double boiler container just for making various wax recipes.)

 

Here’s What To Do:

Using high heat, begin to melt the wax in your double boiler. While your water boils, get your jars ready.

Place the wick inside the jar and use a clothespin to hold it in place, balancing the clothespin across the top of the jar.

Once the wax is melted, carefully remove it from the heat. When the wax cools down a bit, (it will begin to appear white around the edges) add about 60 drops of essential oils to the wax and stir thoroughly. Pour your naturally scented wax into your jars, making sure the wicks stay centered. Keep the clothespins in place until the wax has dried.

Once your handmade candles are fully dried and cooled, trim your wicks to ¼” height.

Get cozy, light your natural candles, and let your mind and your space be refreshed, naturally!