How To Make Your Own Scented Candles

DIY projects are fun and satisfying. If you are into home décor and diy, you can start with a easy diy project such as candle. They are quite easy and cheap to make, and will be a beautiful and unique décor for your house.

DIY Scented Candles

The materials of scented candles are easy to get. You can buy all stuff from a local craft store or online. In this article, we will show you how to DIY a scented candle at home.

Here is a list you will need:

  • One package of candle-making soy wax chips
  • Large candle wicks
  • A Heat-resistant container
  • Fragrance or essential oils
  • A Pencil or chopstick to hold wicks in place
  • A cooking thermometer
  • An old saucepan and a double-boiler
  • Canning jars

Scented Candles ingredients

(Image by Jen Wang)

How To Make Scented Candles?

Step 1 Clean up your DIY space

Make sure you have a clean flat surface and protect the area with paper towels.

Step 2 Melt soy wax

Melt 1 lb. of soy wax flacks using a double-boiler setup with the saucepan for about 10-15 minutes, and keep stirring in the process until to 185 F.

 Melt soy wax

Step 3 Add fragrance oil

When the wax is melted, it’s time to add fragrance oils. Simply pour 1 oz. into your melted wax and stir for a few seconds. (For a 250ml-sized candle, about 30ml of oil is ample) If you want to make a colorful candle, you can add powder for color.

 Add fragrance oil

Remove from the heat once everything has been added and mixed so that the color and oil are distributed evenly.

Step 4 Attach a candle wick

Before you pour in the wax, place the wick inside your canning jar before you pour in the wax.

 Attach a candle wick

Step 5 Pour in the wax

When the wax has cooled to 135 F, carefully pour it into the prepared jars.

Pour in the wax

Step 6 Secure the wick and let the jar cool

To prevent the wick from swinging in the melty wax, you need to hold it in place. Put two chopsticks on top of the container.

Secure the wick

Allow the wax to set for four hours at room temperature. Before lighting your candles, trim the wicks to 1/4 inch.

Scented Candles

Here is a whole one-by-one step image for your reference.

Make Your Own Scented Candles

(Image by Jen Wang)

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