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How To Make An Aromatherapy Candle With Essential Oils

How To Make An Aromatherapy Candle With Essential Oils | Get the same effect of essential oil diffusion without the diffuser! An aromatherapy candle with essential oils is a great way to scent your home naturally! | WildernessFamilyNaturals.com

Essential oils can play such a great role in your day, adding freshness to the air or giving off calming scents during a hectic time. Yet, distributing the scent of essential oils throughout your home can be frustrating. A good diffuser is expensive and let’s face it…my children are likely to break them. We’ve gone through 3 diffusers in the last year!

For that reason, we now make our own aromatherapy candles with essential oils to get the same effect of diffusion without the worry of the plug-in breaking or the diffuser being knocked over and our precious oils spilling out (because those things aren’t cheap!).

Below, I’ve copied my recipe for how to make an aromatherapy candle with essential oils. These make wonderful gifts and are a fun weekend project for the whole family. But first, there are a couple of issues we need to consider.

Folks often ask what my favorite essential oils for candle making are. Here are some of my favorites right now:

  • 15 drops vanilla + 10 drops lavender
  • 15 drops sweet orange + 10 drops rosemary
  • 15 drops lemon + 10 drops lime
  • 20 drops eucalyptus + 5 drops lemon
  • 12 drops basil + 12 drops sweet orange

Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years that you should know before you start learning how to make candles with essential oils:

  • You can buy ready-made wicks for your aromatherapy candles at a craft store.
  • Plain cotton kitchen string soaked in 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup salt can serve as a wick in a pinch and save you a trip to the store. Place water and salt in a bowl or dish, add the string, soak overnight, and allow to dry completely before use.
  • If you feel the essential oil scent has faded or wish to make the scent stronger, allow the candle to melt, then extinguish the flame before adding more essential oils. Never add more essential oils while your candle is burning. Essential oils are highly volatile and can create a huge flame burst if added to a flame.
How To Make An Aromatherapy Candle With Essential Oils
Get the same effect of essential oil diffusion without the diffuser! An aromatherapy candle with essential oils is a great way to scent your home naturally!
    Servings1 candle
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Measure out 1 cup of Wildly Organic Craft Oil for every candle you wish to make.
    2. Over a double boiler, gently warm the oil until it is liquified, but not hot. A glass bowl fitted atop a pot of boiling water works as a double boiler. Alternatively, you can heat the coconut craft oil in a low (200-degrees Fahrenheit) oven or even in a bowl set in a Crock-Pot on the lowest temperature setting.
    3. Add 1/4 cup of beeswax pastilles per 1 cup of melted craft oil and gently melt, stirring frequently. Please be careful at this stage; oil spilled on an open flame such as a gas stove can cause a fire.
    4. Add wicks to the jars. Take a part of the wick and wrap it around a pencil and place it in the middle of the jar with the wick hanging down. This will keep the wick in place while the oil and wax completely cool.
    5. Pour the scented oil into the prepared jar. Allow the candle to cool completely, then trim the wick so that it is about 1-inch long.
    6. After the wax and oil are all melted together, allow the mixture to cool slightly. As it is cooling, add 25 drops of essential oils.
    7. To use your aromatherapy candle with essential oils, simply place it in an open area away from anything flammable. Burn it for at least half an hour each time to allow the oils to properly diffuse.
    We hope you enjoy making your candles. Which essential oil combination will you try first?

    Updated: 10/18/2019

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