EASY DIY ESSENTIAL OIL CANDLES

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

You can skip purchasing individual supplies and purchase this handy kit instead if you prefer—this is a fun way to test out candle-making and see if you like it. Just skip the scent and use essential oils instead. 

HOW TO MAKE ESSENTIAL OIL CANDLES

You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make essential oil candles that burn cleanly and make your house smell fantastic, minus the toxins.

For example, you can get this lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oil set for under $20. If you have children around, you have to be hyper-aware of what they are breathing and make sure it’s 100% safe, which is another reason I switched to Plant Therapy—they have an entire line of kid-safe essential oils that would be perfect for making safe essential oil candles to enjoy with little ones. 🙂 They also have aromatherapists on staff you can email for free with any questions, which I have taken advantage of frequently! 😛

EASY DIY ESSENTIAL OIL CANDLE SUPPLIES:

You can skip purchasing individual supplies and purchase this handy kit instead if you prefer—this is a fun way to test out candle-making and see if you like it. Just skip the scent and use essential oils instead. 

CENTER AND ATTACH YOUR WICK. 

Use the wick-centering tool to find the center for your wick, then attach it using either the stickers included in this kit, or a dab of hot glue. Make sure the wick is centered and straight! If your container is too wide for the wick-centering tool, you can use something like an orangewood stick or paintbrush to center it and hold the wick (see the photo in step 5 for an example).

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

MELT THE WAX IN YOUR GLASS MEASURING CUP. 

I found that about 3 cups of wax at a time was right, but how much you need depends on the size of your container. You can always add more! Melt the wax in the microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring each time until fully melted.

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

ADD ESSENTIAL OILS TO THE WAX. 

You can use whatever scent you like, but keep in mind it takes a LOT of oil to produce a scent…I did 60 drops and the scent is perfect. I’d suggest 40+ which seems excessive, but it’s not for this purpose, promise. BEFORE ADDING OILS- make sure you read this section about the flash point of essential oils. It’s vital information for making diy scented candles that are actually scented!

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

POUR WAX INTO THE CONTAINER. 

Carefully pour your scented wax into the container—remember, it’s hot!

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

LET THE WAX HARDEN. 

The wax will harden faster if you stick it in the fridge—but I left mine out overnight and it was ready the next morning.

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

TRIM THE WICK. 

Trim the wick to 1/4″ length above the wax. I think technically there’s a cool tool you can use to do it, but I just used scissors, shh don’t tell. #fancy

LIGHT AND ENJOY! 

Enjoy your hard work and the aromatherapy benefits of your homemade candle! See, wasn’t that easy? 🙂

These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

BEST SCENTS FOR ESSENTIAL OIL CANDLES

As with most things, this is largely personal preference, but here are a few of my favorite scents for DIY candles. Like I mentioned above, you need a lot of oil for these to be scented! The suggestions below are for a fairly subtle candle. Trust me! 😀

I personally use and love Plant Therapy, ArtNaturals and NOW.

For stress-relief and relaxing:

For energy:

You can make almost every scent combo above by purchasing this Plant Therapy essential oils set, or use whatever brand you like best! 🙂 You do you!! These make amazing gift sets too!! Enjoy!

~Tiffany♥

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