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DIY: How to Make an Essential Oil Infused Candle in 5 Easy Steps

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Essential Oil Infused Candle.

Essential Oil Candle with Eucalyptus

Essential oil candles are a great way to add natural fragrance and ambiance to your home. Not only do they smell amazing, but they also have therapeutic benefits depending on the oils used. In this blog post, we'll go over the materials needed and the steps to take to make your own essential oil candle.

Why Add Essential Oils to a Candle?

Making your own essential oil infused candle can be a fun and rewarding experience, but why not just buy a candle from the store? Creating your own candle with essential oils gives you the freedom to create a unique, personalized candle without any of the artificial ingredients commonly used in store bought candles. Here are a few other reasons you might want to consider making your own candles:

Create Custom Fragrances:

Adding essential oils to your candles allows you to create custom fragrances that suit your preferences. You can mix different oils to create unique scents that are not available in the market. For instance, combining lavender and peppermint oils can create a refreshing and calming aroma, while a blend of lemon and eucalyptus can provide a refreshing and invigorating fragrance. To come up with your own blend, check out our selection of certified organic essential oils, or start with one of our organic wellness blends.

Enhance Aromatherapy Benefits:

Essential oils have been shown to have a range of health benefits, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving focus and concentration. By adding essential oils to your candles, you can enhance the aromatherapy benefits of your candles. When you burn a scented candle, the fragrance is released into the air, and the essential oils can be inhaled, providing therapeutic benefits.

Increase Longevity:

Adding essential oils to your candles can also increase their longevity. The oils can help the candle to burn more slowly, releasing the fragrance evenly over a longer period. This means that you can enjoy the aroma for a more extended period, making it a more cost-effective option.

How to Make Your Own Essential Oil Infused Candle

What You'll Need:

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Step 1: Melt Your Wax

Melt the wax in a double boiler or heat-proof container. Keep the temperature between 120-160 degrees Fahrenheit (49-71 degrees Celsius) to avoid overheating.

Step 2: Add Essential Oils

Add your essential oils to the melted wax. A general rule of thumb is to use about 5-10 drops of essential oil per ounce of wax, however this amount can be adjusted to suit your needs. You can use a single essential oil or create your own blend. Our favorites are lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint. If you prefer pre-made essential oil blends, check out our organic wellness blends. Mix the oil and wax well to promote even distribution.

Step 3: Place Wick

Place your candle wick in the candle jar or tin. You can use a wick centering tool to keep the wick straight, or you can make a makeshift one by using a clothespin or paperclip.

Step 4: Pour Wax Into Container

Pour the melted wax mixture into the candle jar or tin, making sure to pour it around the wick. Allow the candle to cool completely before trimming the wick to about 1/4 inch.

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Step 5: Enjoy!

Enjoy your new candle! You can light it and enjoy the fragrance and ambiance it provides. Remember to keep an eye on the candle while it burns and never leave it unattended.

Note: When making essential oil candles, it's important to use high-quality essential oils that are pure and natural. Also, be mindful of the flashpoint of the oils you're using, which is the temperature at which an oil will ignite. Avoid using oils with a low flashpoint in candle making.

Thanks for Reading!

Making your own essential oil candle is a fun and easy DIY project that allows you to customize the fragrance and ambiance of your home. Whether you're looking to relax, uplift your mood, or simply create a pleasant atmosphere, an essential oil candle is a great choice. If you're looking for high quality, certified organic essential oils and blends check out our shop page here.

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