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How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils

How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils

Do you love the idea of filling your home with calming, uplifting, and rejuvenating scents from essential oils? What better way to create a soothing environment than incorporating them into your own DIY scented candles! In this guide, we will walk you through the process of making your own beautifully fragrant candles using essential oils, and share some expert tips and tricks to make sure your candles are a stylish, safe, and scented addition to any room.

How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils Table of Contents

What You'll Need

Step-By-Step Guide: Making Scented Candles with Essential Oils

What You'll Need

To get started on your scented candle-making journey, gather the following supplies:

  • Natural wax: soy, beeswax, or coconut wax are popular choices
  • Essential oils: choose your favorite Oshu Oils blends or single-note oils
  • Wicks: cotton or wood
  • Candle containers: glass jars, ceramic vessels, or metal tins
  • Thermometer: essential for monitoring the wax temperature
  • Double boiler: or a heat-safe bowl over a pot of water
  • Stirring utensil: a wooden or silicone spatula or spoon
  • Wick stickers or hot glue: to secure the wick to the container
  • Clothespins or wick holders: to keep the wick centered and straight

Step-By-Step Guide: Making Scented Candles with Essential Oils

  1. Prepare your work area by covering it with paper or a heat-resistant surface. Assemble all your materials and make sure your containers are clean and dry.
  2. Set up your double boiler by filling the bottom pot with water and placing the heat-safe bowl or top pot over it. Place the thermometer in the bowl. Be sure to monitor the temperature throughout the process.
  3. Choose Your Wax and Melt It

  4. Determine the amount of wax needed for your project by filling your chosen container with water, then pour that water into a measuring cup. Multiply the amount of water by 0.85 to account for the shrinkage when the wax cools.
  5. Turn on the heat and add the appropriate amount of wax to the double boiler to begin melting. Soy wax melts at around 170°F (77°C), while beeswax melts at 145°F (63°C) and coconut wax at 130°F (54°C).
  6. Secure the Wick

  7. While the wax is melting, secure the wick to the bottom of your container using a wick sticker or hot glue. Use a clothespin or wick holder to keep the wick centered and straight as the candle cools.
  8. Add Your Essential Oils

  9. Once the wax reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the heat and let it cool to around 120-140°F (48-60°C). Now, it's time to add your essential oils! For a 6oz candle, use about 20-25 drops of your chosen Oshu Oils blends or single-note oils. Be sure to stir the wax gently for 1-2 minutes to fully incorporate and evenly distribute the oils.
  10. Pour the Wax and Let It Set

  11. Carefully pour the scented wax mixture into your prepared container. Allow the candle to cool and set for at least 24 hours, or even longer for larger candles. The longer you let it set, the better the fragrance throw will be when you burn it.
  12. Trim the Wick and Enjoy!

  13. Once your candle has completely hardened, trim the wick to about ¼ inch (6mm) before lighting. This will ensure a clean and even burn. Enjoy the calming, uplifting, and rejuvenating scents of your homemade essential oil candles!

How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils Example:

Imagine unwinding after a long day with a homemade lavender and eucalyptus scented candle by your side, filling your living room with a relaxing and refreshing aroma. It's the perfect companion for a quiet night in, reading a book, or enjoying a warm bath. Feel the satisfaction of knowing that you made the candle yourself, using only your favorite Oshu Oils essential oils, and natural materials.

Now that you have discovered the world of creating scented candles with essential oils, the opportunities and combinations are endless. Experiment with different Oshu Oils blends to match your mood, or even create your own personalized scents to gift to friends and family. If you've enjoyed this guide, please share it with others who might be interested in learning the art of candle-making. Be sure to explore our other guides on the Oshu Oils blog and discover the wide range of essential oils we offer to bring even more harmony to your everyday life. Happy crafting!

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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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