DIY Essential Oil Candle

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DIY Essential Oil Candle

Ever since I got my Essential Oil Starter kit— I’ve been making ALL sorts of natural items… and it is really exciting! (I plan to share more items in the future) I love all of the oils that I got with my starter kit but there are three in particular that really help me throughout the day– they lift my mood and are overall amazing!!

I like to burn this candle at my desk while I am working. Really helps to keep me motivated and energized.

Here are the three that I use:

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What you will need to get started:

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1. Fill the Soy Flakes until you have enough wax to fill the container

2. Place the container in the microwave until melted (glass will be HOT!), keep filling with flakes until the melted wax reaches the top of the container.

3. put the essential oil drops in the wax while still hot

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4. set wick in the middle of the candle and let dry until solid

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Enjoy! Here is everything I use that you can purchase from Amazon:


 

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  • over 70 pages jammed pack on how to use over 44 different Essential oils!
  • Over 40 recipes that you can Do Yourself!
  • and MORE!
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Comments

  1. Porsché says

    Josie, do these just dry at room temperature? They look awesome and I love the scents you chose because I have so many allergies that I can’t always use a lot of the oils, but these will work great. Thanks for the easy step by step. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. LIsa? says

    Can you use any essential oils? I use Young Living Oils and my question is can i use any oil from Young Living to make candles Like Purification for example?

    • Liz says

      It’s really far safer with beeswax or paraffin wax to not melt them in the microwave. It’s very hard to gauge the temperature of the wax as it’s being microwaved (keep in mind it is flammable at a certain temperature), and it gets any of the holding material VERY hot. The reason for that is that microwaves work by exciting the water molecules in the substance you want heated. As the water molecules get excited they move around making thermal energy, which is what gives you hot pizza! Or, in this case hot soy wax. However, with beeswax or paraffin wax, there is basically NO water in it, and so to melt it, the microwave heats up the only thing with water; the glass- or pyrex; or whatever you are using, and that in turn melts your wax. That being said, it is very easy to quickly reach breaking temperatures for many heat resistant glass bowls, and plastic will melt LONG before the wax does, not to mention that as you reach in to grab out the bowl, it is going to be like trying to grab a hot burner. If you are doing this method, only go 30 seconds at a time, monitor your heat, and make sure to use a very good hot pad.

        • Lisa says

          I would! That was my first thought when reading this. And when you use different oils you may need less or more drops depending on how concentrated they are. I made this with my oils and had to use less drops because it was strong! I use doTERRA though

  3. Courteney says

    I’ve recently been really interested in essential oils and I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing. I featured your blog on my blog so that my fellow readers could see this recipe. Thank you!

    • Josie says

      It lasted for as long as I had wax 🙂 It also depends on if you like more or less in your candle.. I put a little extra oil sometimes 🙂

  4. Dee says

    Thank you for sharing… so to get this right… you used 2lbs wax and 15 drops total of the oils mixed, and was able to get 10 of the small candles from that formula? Just want to do it right;)

    • Josie says

      Dee, I used 15 drops for each candle that I made. 🙂 Also, the 2lbs wax was enough for me to make 10 candles. hope that makes sense 🙂

  5. Carrie says

    Or you can just diffuse the oils….:)
    1- diffuser
    150ml distilled water
    2-3 drops of each of the young living oils used in recipe

    Great smells & health benefits

  6. ms.sharon says

    do you need all 3 oils to make the candle? i want to try it but i don’t have all the essential oils that you used.

    • Josie says

      I actually hold it in place for a bit 😀 Probably not the best way.. but you can also get little skewers and tie the wick around those.

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