Are you ready to learn how to make your own essential oil scented beeswax candles? It’s simple to do and fun. This was a first for me and it was much easier (and faster) than I thought it would be! Adding essential oils to homemade candles makes the whole house smell amazing. Of course the only oils I would use are Young Living Essential Oils because of their high quality and purity.
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- Beeswax – you can purchase this online or if you’re lucky enough to have a beekeeper nearby (like me) directly from them. For these I purchased white flake beeswax. It’s a little pricier than the yellow beeswax, but I think it makes a nicer looking candle.
- Young Living Essential Oils – whatever scents that you like. I chose Eucalyptus and Spearmint, but there are literally dozens of scents and combinations of scents. I only use Young Living Essential Oils because of their high quality, purity and Seed to Seal guarantee.
- Metal Pitcher (Pouring Pot) and a pot large enough to place it inside (think double boiler).
- Candle Wicks I purchased these on Amazon
- Mason jars. You need to use a heavy weight glass due to the temperature of a burning candle.
- Sticks or pencils – to support the wicks
- Jute twine or pretty color bakers twine to tie around the lid and make them look as good as they smell.
Suggestions for Scent Combinations:
Christmas Scents: (per lb of wax) 12 drops of Spearmint Essential Oil, 6 drops Eucaluptus Essential oil
Citrus Scents: (per lb of wax ) 12 drops of Orange Essential Oil; 6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil; 6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Floral Scents: (per lb of wax) 12 drops of Jasmine Essential Oil; 6 drops Neroli Essential Oil; 6 drops Geranium Essential Oil
Spicy Scents: (per lb of wax) 12 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil; 6 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil; 2 drops Clove Essential Oil
The How To!
It’s a pretty straightforward process and much quicker and easier than I thought it would be. Melt wax, add essential oils, pour mixture into jars with wicks in them, let them solidify, light ’em up and inhale the yummy scents! Here’s a step by step!
- Place wax flakes into the metal pitcher. I filled my pitcher 3/4 of the way and when melted it did two candles. Fill the pot 1/3 of the way with water (careful not to get in in the pitcher with the wax) at least as high as the wax sits if possible. I used medium heat. Like my fancy setup? The melting pitcher kept tipping and I had to weigh it down so I came up with this–a wooden spoon and a 5 lb weight. (Highly technical equipment!) I’m sure you can come up with something better!
- I used medium heat and stirred the wax occasionally to make sure it had all melted. I used one of the extra sticks to do this. Be sure you use items that you can dedicate to candle making!
- Now is a good time to set your wicks into your mason jars. Place one of the small round stickers to the bottom of the wick, peel off the back and place it in the center of the jar and press into place. Next, wrap and roll the wick around the stick to hold it straight. The wick is waxy and holds its shape well when wrapped around the stick!
- Now add your Young Living Essential Oils. I used 30 drops of each, but I think I would use more for a stronger scented candle. You can see the bag of white beeswax flakes behind the jars. I used a little more than 3/4 of a 5 lb bag for 6 candles.
- The wax should be liquefied (and hot) by this time. Time to add the oils–I recommend using about 30 drops of spearmint and 25 drops of eucalyptus. You really want to smell the scents when mixed into the hot oil.
- Now your ready to pour. Carefully pour the HOT wax/essential oil mixture into each of the prepared mason jars. Set aside and allow them to cool. Once cool trim the wick to approx 1/4 of an inch and your finished!
After they are cooled, the wax turned a creamy white. Place the lid on and tie with a pretty Bakers Twine or jute ,or you can hot glue some greens and pom poms and make a pretty tag as I did, and you have a yummy smelling gift for anybody on your list!
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