We have prepared two ideas on how to make coffee candles. Some candles are in the shape and aroma of the coffee, and others have coffee inside. The latter are decorative candles that smell like coffee, but we don’t recommend lighting them. You will see what a simple way to decorate and aromatize your home.
The first of the coffee candles in this tutorial consists of a cylindrical candle in which paraffin is mixed with coffee beans. The visual effect is very decorative, and the intense smell of coffee is perceived without the need for light. We don’t think you should light these candles because the coffee beans might stop them from burning.
Write down the ingredients we have used to make it:
- 464 soy wax
- Candle colorant white
- The aromatic essence of coffee
- Cylindrical mold, 10 x 7.5 cm (4 x 4 in.)
- Mold release spray
- Waxed wick 10-11 cm
- Coffee beans
Before you start, you must consider that the utensils you will use, soup tureens and spatulas, must not be used for any other purpose.
Step by step to make the candles
- Melt soy wax over medium heat. Once melted, add a few drops of white liquid candle coloring and coffee essence. Mix well and let the temperature drop a little.
- In the meantime, prepare the mold. Spray mold release spray inside the mold and place it on a cold, smooth surface impregnated with mold release. Pour coffee beans inside the mold to cover the base, and then pour wax from step 1 to cover the beans. Add a few more coffee beans and let it cool for a few minutes. This will seal the base and allow the wax to come out.
- Placing the guiding rod in the mold’s center and fastening it with a stick with holes. As you fill the mold, alternately add wax and coffee beans. To ensure that the wax fills each hole, lightly tap the mold. Allow it to totally dry.
- Unmold the candle once it has solidified, then take the guiding rod out. through the opening created by the waxed wick. You can use the rod to slightly widen the hole if it is too tiny. Cut off the extra wick by pressing it against the portion that extends through the candle’s base. Now the candle is prepared.
Making Coffee-Scented Candles
The second tutorial consists of some candles that imitate a creamy coffee in a small glass and that, when lit, the atmosphere will be filled with a pleasant aroma of coffee. Very few materials are needed to make these coffee candles in the shape and aroma of coffee. We will use 464 soy wax and make a different texture with the last layer of wax to give a milk foam sensation.
The candles in glass are very comfortable since they do not stain when melting. The wax that melts remains inside the glass.
You can add aromatic essences or counter-types and colorants to candles to be able to personalize them to your taste.
Ingredients to make coffee candles
With the following quantities, you will have enough to make six candles in the shape and aroma of coffee.
- Soy wax (700 g)
- The essence of coffee and caramel
- Mocha candle coloring
- White candle coloring
- Waxed wick, 2-3 cm
- Wooden sticks
- 6 cutting glasses
Tutorial to make coffee candles
- Weigh 450 grams of wax and melt it in a saucepan over low heat.
- We will add liquid color for mocha candles, a few drops until we get the desired color, in this case, a light brown.
- We will add a few drops of essence and stir the mixture well.
- When the wax reaches 57-62o, we will pour it into the glasses and fill ¾ parts of the glasses.
- It is important to note the temperature at the time of pouring the wax so that we get a perfect candle without any spots or stains.
- We’ll leave the wax in the glass to cool.
- We returned the wax we left without pouring it into the glasses to warm up a little and add more brown colorant drops. This way, we will get the color for the second layer.
- We will pour another layer on the glass. We will do it when the first layer has cooled down.
- Finally, we melted another 250 grams of wax to make the last layer of our candle.
- We will add white colorant and essence. Stir everything well.
- We will let the wax cool until it acquires the consistency of whipped cream.
- We put this wax, the consistency of cream, on the coffee candle. This will be the third layer.
- Shape it so that it looks like cream.
- Let it cool for about ten minutes before placing the wick.
- We make a hole with the stick to be able to put the wick in it.
- Place the wicks and the stickers.
Our candles in the shape and aroma of coffee are ready!!!!
Can I put real coffee beans in a candle?
Yes, you can put real coffee beans in a candle. In fact, using coffee beans is a popular way to add a natural coffee scent to candles. Here are some tips for using coffee beans in your candle making:
- Use whole coffee beans: It’s best to use whole coffee beans rather than ground coffee. Whole beans will not discolor the wax and will give the candle a more natural look.
- Use a strong scent: While the coffee beans will give off a natural coffee scent, it’s important to use a strong fragrance oil to enhance the aroma. Vanilla, cinnamon, and hazelnut are all great scents that pair well with coffee.
- Use a container with a wide mouth: Using a container with a wide mouth will make it easier to place the coffee beans at the bottom of the candle and will give the candle a more natural look.
- Use caution when burning: While the coffee beans will not catch fire, they may get hot and could pose a fire hazard if they come into contact with the flame. It’s important to never leave a burning candle unattended and to keep the candle away from flammable objects.
By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and natural coffee-scented candle using real coffee beans.
Can you use coffee grounds to scent a candle?
While it is possible to use coffee grounds to scent a candle, it is not recommended. Coffee grounds can discolor the wax and can cause the candle to burn unevenly, which can create a fire hazard. In addition, coffee grounds do not release their aroma when heated, so the candle may not have the desired coffee scent.
Instead of using coffee grounds, it is recommended to use coffee essential oil or a coffee-scented fragrance oil to give your candle a natural coffee scent.
These oils are specially formulated for candle making and will provide a consistent aroma and color to your candles. By using a fragrance oil or essential oil, you can achieve a natural coffee scent without the risk of discoloration or uneven burning.
If you really want to use coffee grounds in your candle, it’s best to use them as a decoration on the top of the candle rather than as a scent.
You can mix the coffee grounds with wax and pour them on top of the candle, or sprinkle them on top of the wax before it sets. Just be sure to use caution when burning the candle, as the coffee grounds may be flammable.
What is the benefit of coffee candle?
A coffee candle can provide several benefits, including:
- Aromatherapy: The aroma of coffee has been shown to have a calming effect and can reduce stress and anxiety. Burning a coffee candle can help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home and promote feelings of well-being.
- Natural air freshener: Coffee candles can help eliminate odors in your home and provide a natural, coffee-scented fragrance. Unlike some air fresheners, coffee candles are free from synthetic chemicals and can help improve the air quality in your home.
- Ambiance: Coffee candles can create a warm and cozy ambiance in your home. The soft glow of the candle can help create a relaxing atmosphere and can be a great addition to a relaxing bath, a romantic dinner, or a cozy night in.
- Unique decor: Coffee candles can be a unique and creative addition to your home decor. They can be made in a variety of different shapes and sizes and can be customized with different scents, colors, and decorations.
Overall, a coffee candle can be a great way to enjoy the warm and comforting aroma of coffee in your home while providing several benefits for your health and well-being.
Can you put coffee beans in soy candles?
Yes, you can put coffee beans in soy candles. Soy wax is a popular choice for candle making because it is natural, renewable, and eco-friendly. It also has a low melting point, which means it can hold fragrance oils and other additives, such as coffee beans, without losing their scent.
When using soy wax to make coffee candles, it’s important to use a high-quality, pure soy wax that is specifically designed for candle making. It’s also recommended to use a fragrance oil that is specially formulated for candle making and to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding the fragrance oil.
Carole Brooks has been making candles for many years. She loves to create candles of all different types and for all different purposes. Here she shares her experience and knowledge. Carole is a graduate of Texas A&M University.