Scented candles are a great way to create your own ambiance. They can also be a nice gift for others! In this blog post, we will share with you how to make scented candles at home. You’ll learn about the different types of wax that you can use as well as the materials needed and the step-by-step procedure of the finished product. We hope you enjoy this candle-making tutorial!
Why Scented Candles?
There are many reasons why you should make scented candles. If you like to be creative, this is the perfect DIY project for you. You can use them as an interior decor item or even as a gift. They will certainly make your house smell great!
You can choose any type of scent that fits your personality and home decor. Candle-making is also a good stress reliever, especially while listening to your favorite tunes and drinking a cup of tea!
Types of Waxes
- Paraffin wax
- Natural Soy Wax
- Palm Wax
How to Make Scented Candles at Home?
- A saucepan (make sure it’s big enough to hold the amount of wax you’re using)
- A metal spoon
- A glass container to pour the candles (it should be bigger than your wax)
- 10 inches of wick
- 2 cups of water
- Essential oil (20-30 drops depending on the scent you like)
- Wick clips (to secure the wick on the jar)
- Scented candles wax (get a block and cut it to 1/4 pieces so it will melt faster)
- A double boiler or a big metal bowl
- Food color (optional)
- Candle fragrances
- Sand/dirt to place the candle after it hardens
Step 1: Prepare your double boiler or bowl
You will need to prepare a double boiler so you can melt your wax efficiently and safely. Place water in the big pot and put it on the stove. Make sure that there’s enough water in it so it doesn’t run dry during melting.
You will then place your metal bowl or pouring pot on top of the pot, making sure that the bottom of the metal bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Step 2: Prepare your materials and place them on top of a clean surface
Make sure that you’re working area is clean and dry. This way, you can avoid making a mess when doing the candle-making procedure. You can use any type of container as well as a wick, wick clips, and essential oil. This makes it easier for you to set up everything in your working area.
Step 3: Melt your wax
Put the piece of wax in the double boiler. Let it melt until completely smooth and liquid. Make sure that you stir it occasionally to avoid burning or sticking. You can use low heat when melting your wax so make sure to check on it often. Waste no time, once the wax has melted, remove it from the heat.
Step 4: Prepare your container for pouring
Pour a thin layer of melted wax into your glass jar to make sure that the wick will stay in place. Try not to spill any wax on the side or bottom of your jar. Let it cool and harden before you proceed with the rest of the steps.
Step 5: Add your wick to the jar
Once you have removed the hardened wax in step 4, it’s time to add the wick. Make sure that you place it at least one inch away from the bottom of your container to make sure that there will be enough room for melting. Secure it with a wick clip.
Step 6: Prepare your scented candles wax
Cut the scented candles wax into smaller pieces so it will melt faster. Add them to the double boiler or metal bowl and let it melt completely. Make sure that you stir every now and then to avoid sticking or burning your wax.
Step 7: Pour your wax
Once the wax has completely melted, pour it into your jar making sure that you don’t spill any on the side or bottom. You can use a ladle for this step to make it easier for you.
Step 8: Add Essential Oils
Add 20-30 drops of essential oil depending on how strong you want your candles to smell. Keep in mind that adding too much oil might cause the candles to burn very fast or ooze so always start with low amounts and add more if needed.
Step 9: Let it cool
Take a moment to let your wax harden before you move on to the next step. To speed things up, you can place your jar in cold water. Once it has cooled completely, take out the wick clips, and voila! Your scented candles are now complete.
Making scented candles can be difficult and messy if you don’t have the right materials. The good thing is that everything except the wax is easily accessible so it’s perfect for beginners who want to learn how to make their own homemade scented candle. Once you have set up everything, it should be a lot easier to make candles.
Having your own supply of scented candles is always nice especially if you enjoy doing things by yourself or for home decoration purposes. Learning how to make scented candles can be a fulfilling experience, especially if you have the patience to follow instructions. So start looking for your supplies and get started!
If you have more tips on making scented candles feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you. You cannot also comment below regarding your experience in making scented candles. Maybe you can recommend some tips or materials that might help.
Remember, candle making is fun and easy but always remember to take precautionary measures before doing it especially if you are using essential oils because some might react with the skin, especially if it has an allergy. You don’t want to make a mistake that can cause harm to you or those around you.