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How To Make Candles At Home With Essential Oils

How To Make Candles At Home With Essential Oils

Candles have always been a staple in creating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in a home. But did you know that you can elevate the art of candle-making by incorporating the soothing scents and properties of essential oils? In this guide, we will be showing you how to make your own essential oil-infused candles at home, giving you a unique and personalized touch to your self-care routine.

How To Make Candles At Home With Essential Oils Table of Contents

#### What You’ll Need

To create your own essential oil-infused candles, you will need the following supplies:

- Soy wax or beeswax: These are the most commonly used waxes for homemade candles because they are environmentally friendly and have a longer burn time.

- Candle wicks: Choose a quality wick that is appropriate for the diameter of your container.

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- Glass or metal containers: Choose a container that can withstand heat.

- Essential oils: Oshu Oils has a variety of artisan essential earth oils perfect for your candle-making project.

- Double boiler or a heat proof container and a saucepan: These will be used to melt the wax.

- Thermometer: To monitor the temperature of the wax.

- Stirring utensil: A wooden spoon or silicone spatula is suitable.

- Clothespins or pencils: These will be used to hold the wick in place while the wax cools.

#### Step-by-Step Guide

1. Prepare your workstation by covering it with a heat-resistant surface, like a silicone mat or aluminum foil. This helps with easy cleanup.

2. Cut your wick to the appropriate length (about 1-2 inches longer than the height of your container) and attach it to the bottom of your container with a dab of hot wax or a wick sticker.

3. Use a clothespin or a pencil to hold the wick in place by laying it across the top of the container, ensuring the wick is in the center.

4. Measure the amount of wax needed for your container by filing it twice with wax flakes—this is a general rule of thumb to determine how much wax you will need to melt.

5. In a double boiler or heat proof container within a saucepan of simmering water, melt your wax flakes over medium heat until fully melted, stirring occasionally. Monitor the temperature, as different waxes have different melting points. Generally, soy wax melts at 145°F (63°C) and beeswax at 145-175°F (63-79°C).

6. Once the wax is melted, remove it from heat and let it cool down to about 120-130°F (49-54°C) for soy wax or 150-160°F (65-71°C) for beeswax. This is the ideal temperature to add in your essential oils.

7. Add in your desired essential oils, using about 20-50 drops per 8 ounces of wax, depending on the strength of the aroma you prefer. Stir gently to ensure the oils are fully incorporated into the wax.

8. Pour the wax into your prepared container, being careful to maintain the position of the wick.

9. Allow the candle to cool and harden for at least 24 hours before moving or burning it. After the candle is fully set, trim the wick to about ¼ inch.

How To Make Candles At Home With Essential Oils Example:

Imagine creating a soothing lavender candle to create a tranquil atmosphere in your bedroom or crafting a refreshing and invigorating peppermint candle to liven up your workspace. By combining Oshu Oils’ high-quality essential oils with your unique tastes and creativity, the possibilities are endless in crafting the perfect scented candles for your home.

Now that you've learned how easy and fulfilling it is to create your own essential oil-infused candles, why not share your newfound knowledge and newfound love for crafting with others? Be sure to explore other guides on Oshu Oils to expand your repertoire of essential oil recipes and applications. Don't forget to browse our range of artisan essential earth oils to find the perfect scents for your new candles! Enjoy the art of candle-making, and let your creativity shine.

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Kaua Ribeiro

Kaua Ribeiro is a renowned expert in holistic medicine and beauty, with over 25 years of research experience dedicated to uncovering the secrets of nature's most powerful remedies. Holding a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Kaua's passion for healing and well-being has driven him to explore the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit. Over the years, Kaua has become a respected authority in the field, helping countless individuals discover the transformative power of plant-based therapies, including essential oils, herbs, and natural supplements. He has authored numerous articles and publications, sharing his wealth of knowledge with a global audience seeking to improve their overall health and well-being. Kaua's expertise extends to the realm of beauty, where he has developed innovative, all-natural skincare solutions that harness the potency of botanical ingredients. His formulations embody his deep understanding of the healing properties found in nature, providing holistic alternatives for those seeking a more balanced approach to self-care. With his extensive background and dedication to the field, Kaua is a trusted voice and guiding light in the world of holistic medicine and beauty.

Create Your Own Essential Oil

Have you ever dreamt of crafting your own personalised Artisan Essential Oil blend? We've turned this dream into reality. Every blend is carefully hand-blended and prepared to order, tailoring a sensory experience as unique as you.

Choose from our expertly curated blends or explore your creativity. Delve into the essence of up to three handpicked ingredients. It's an opportunity to let your intuition guide you.

About Kaua Ribeiro

Kaua Ribeiro is a renowned expert in holistic medicine and beauty, with over 25 years of research experience dedicated to uncovering the secrets of nature's most powerful remedies. Holding a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Kaua's passion for healing and well-being has driven him to explore the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit. Over the years, Kaua has become a respected authority in the field, helping countless individuals discover the transformative power of plant-based therapies, including essential oils, herbs, and natural supplements. He has authored numerous articles and publications, sharing his wealth of knowledge with a global audience seeking to improve their overall health and well-being. Kaua's expertise extends to the realm of beauty, where he has developed innovative, all-natural skincare solutions that harness the potency of botanical ingredients. His formulations embody his deep understanding of the healing properties found in nature, providing holistic alternatives for those seeking a more balanced approach to self-care. With his extensive background and dedication to the field, Kaua is a trusted voice and guiding light in the world of holistic medicine and beauty.

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