Candles are super easy to make and highly versatile based on what your preferences and intentions are. This blog contains a simple candle recipe that I have worked with several times. I encourage you to explore different scent combinations and be creative!
Materials Needed for ~28 ounces of Candle:
- 1 lb Natural Soy Wax- Shredded, beads, or pellets (Can be found in most art supplies stores or online)
- Pre-waxed wicks (Need 1 for each candle you plan to make. Sometimes included with the purchase of the wax. If not, can be found in most art supplies stores or online)
- Hot glue gun (Used to adhere the wick to the bottom of the jar)
- Clothespins (Used to keep the wick centered as the wax sets. Need 1 for each candle you plan to make.)
- Jars or tins (1 lb of wax will make ~28 ounces of candle. Depending on your desired candle size- gather or purchase the appropriate number of jars/tins. For example: 6 ounce jar: 4-5 candles. 4 ounce jar: 7 candles. 8 ounce jar: 3-4 candles.)
- Double boiler or microwave
- Desired essential oils and dried herbs
Inside your jars/tins, use your hot glue gun and adhere the wick to the bottom center. Allow this to fully dry. Rest the clothespin on top of the container and secure the wick to make sure it remains straight and centered.
Melt your 1 lb of Natural Soy Wax. You can do this by using a double boiler, a make-shift double boiler, or microwave. Make sure that the wax is completely melted. Should take ~5 minutes.
Pour your melted/hot wax into your candle containers. Do this with caution considering the wax is hot and you do not want the wick to be altered during this process.
Allow the wax to cool inside of the containers for a minute or so before adding your essential oils and dried herbs. This is to ensure that the heat from the wax doesn't distort the scent from the oil or herbs. For a 6 oz candle- use around 20 drops of essential oil.
Within an hour your soy candles will start to turn white- this means they are setting. It is best to wait 24 hours to be 100% positive that all of the wax has set. Do not put the candle in the refrigerator to buy time; this will cause the wax to crack.
Scent Combinations To Try:
- Rosemary Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and Lavender Essential Oil decorated with fresh rosemary and dried lavender
- Cinnamon Essential Oil and Nutmeg Essential Oil decorated with fresh rose petals, dried cinnamon bark pieces, dried nutmeg pieces, and vanilla bean
Share your experience and scent combinations please!
Stay Naturally Nourished xx