Essential oil candles are insanely easy to make! People truly love the warm glow of a scented candle. A candle adds a sense of peacefulness to a room that some simply prefer over an essential oil diffuser. These essential oil candles can be customized to your scent preference and make terrific DIY gifts. Why purchase a traditional candle that likely contains harsh chemicals in their synthetic fragrances, when it is easy to make your own, pure, essential oil candles?
Besides, unlike synthetic fragrances. each essential oil has a unique scent that can activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. Essential oils can also provide help to restore emotional balance and support feeling your physical best.
How to Make Essential Oil Candles
What You’ll Need:
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- Pure Beeswax Pellets
- Hemp Candle Wicks
- Glass containers such as these
- Optional: Candle Wick Centering Device
If you have been to this site before, it will be no surprise that I choose Young Living essential oils for their incomparable level of purity. You can use whichever scents fit your preference, or use my winter favorites as shown below. (Of course, candles can be made at any time of year! For instance, if you want to make essential oil candles that may help to keep critters away, check out these great suggestions.)
DIY Winter Essential Oils Candle Combinations:
6 drops Thieves essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
6 drops Nutmeg essential oil
7 drops Christmas Spirit essential oil
4 drops Spearmint essential oil
4 drops Orange essential oil
3 drops Cinnamon essential oil
5 drops Nutmeg essential oil
3 drops Clove essential oil
4 drops Orange essential oil
1. Add the wax pellets to your glass container until you have enough wax to fill it.
2. Place the container in the microwave until the pellets are melted. Note that the glass will be hot too, so you’ll want to use a towel or oven mitt when handling the glass.
3. Once melted, the level flakes will drop. Add more wax pellets until the melted wax reaches the top of your glass container. Repeat as necessary.
4. Add the essential oil drops to the wax while it is still hot.
5. Place the wick in the middle of the candle.
6. Let dry until solid. Note that if you do not use a wick holder, you should check the wick periodically to make sure it stays centered in your glass container.
The prep time for these essential oil candles is a max of 5-10 minutes! I covered mine when they became solid to hold on to the scent.
So give someone the warm glow of a scented candle, or make one for yourself! With these easy DIY winter essential oil candles (or really any time of year essential oil candles), you can stir up your senses while adding a peaceful calm to the room.
And if you want to stay warm but can’t take a candle with you when you’re on the go, take a look at my easy instructions for making a DIY essential oil warming salve!
For more information on getting started with Young Living Essential oils, click here or email me with questions at Jessica@eatsleepbe.com.
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