DIY Essential Oil Candles
Burning a sweet or spicy candle in the fall is a right of passage. But do you wonder how safe those store bought, highly-fragranced candles are? Of course you can opt to run some aromatic autumn blends in your diffuser; but if you are still craving that warm glow of a burning candle, here is a healthy DIY beeswax recipe so you can learn about using Essential Oils in candles.
About the Ingredients:
Beeswax is a safe and healthy wax to burn which produces negative ions that help release happy hormones. In addition, it adds a warm honey-like smell to the candle.
Using Essential Oils in Candles:
How to Make:
You can use a double boiler or a pot of water and a glass measuring cup to melt the wax. Pour in 4 ounces of beeswax (pellets are easy to work with). Melt over medium heat, this will take a while, be patient. Once melted, remove from heat, add in the Essential Oils and stir well (a disposable wooden stir stick works). Place your cotton wick in the bottom, center of the ball jar. A little trick is to put chopsticks on either side of the wick holding it in place.
Quickly pour the mix into the jar and let it cool/harden. Using essential oils in candles is a wonderful DIY.
How to Use:
Trim the wick to about ½ inch and light it. Enjoy the cozy ambiance and the fragrant scent of your candle knowing that you are making a smart and healthy decision.
- Note: Do not expect the smell of this candle to be as strong as a fake fragranced, soy or paraffin one. This is all natural and does not have as big of a scent throw.