Who doesn’t love scented candles? They can serve a variety of functions, including decoration and aromatherapy. Some people even collect different flavored candles as a hobby. If you’ve bought scented candles before, you’ll know how expensive they can get, so it might not be ideal for someone who wants to own a collection. This is why homemade scented candles are becoming more popular. It is a straightforward and inexpensive process, and once you get the hang of it, you might even enjoy it. Below is a brief explanation of how to make homemade candles using nature fragrances.
Get your Soy Wax
One of the essential ingredients for making scented candles, or any other candles for that matter, is wax. Soy wax is the most recommended type of wax as it burns cleaner and releases very little soot, if any. Soy is also preferred because it is non-toxic, your candle won’t release any toxins as it burns, making it a safe option. In this scenario, we will melt the soy wax flakes into your preferred shape. This is a relatively straightforward process as the wax melts quickly and is quite easy to manage. We advise using a disposable material such as wooden chopsticks to do the stirring since the wax can be quite sticky and will cause damage to the stirring device.
Add the Essential Oils
Most scented candles are made from essential oils, so this is another critical step of the whole process. You will need around 100 drops of essential oils for your candle to come out ideally, but this depends on the size of the candles. The amount also depends on which essential oils you’ll be using as different oils have different uses, and what might be too much of one oil might be a little short for another. Once you’ve added the oils to the melted wax, stir it up slightly to ensure it’s evenly spread. After that, insert your preferred nature fragrances and stir gently. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the oils to get a variety of flavors.
Mixing Inside the Jar
Get a jar or any other container where you will want to put your candles. After that, measure your wicks to be slightly longer than the jars and then cut them appropriately. Once they are cut, use a little bit of wax to secure them inside the jar and press them into place using a chopstick. Take the chopstick and stand it inside the jar as centrally as possible. That is where the wick should be in place.
Tape the wick to the chopstick and make sure it is upright because you want your candle to burn straight, not all funky. After you’ve secured the wick, pour your wax mix gently into the jars and leave it to solidify. After an hour, you will have your scented candles ready for use.
In case of any inquiries concerning the essential oils or fragrances, you can contact Nature’s Garden for further assistance.