DIY Essential Oil Candles


I absolutely love essential oils! Every night, I diffuse lavender by my bed and have a special bedtime blend for Romeo. There’s so much you can do with them, we decided to make DIY essential oil candles, with soy, using two beautiful scents that go together well, lavender and lemon. Lavender oil has a calming effect that helps relieve stress and anxiety and lemon is great for cleaning and purification. The great thing about making your own essential oil candles is that you can create a custom scent for yourself or someone special! They make wonderful gifts!

Thick glass jars, candle wick, therapeutic essential oils, 3 pounds of soy wax chips and sticks

1. Melt the wax chips in a microwavable glass bowl. Using a bowl with a spout is best.
2. Once the wax is completely melted, add in the essential oils. Personally, I like to use a lot of oil for a very strong scent. I use about 20 drops of each. Use more or less depending on your preference. Remember, it’s not as strong of a scent once the wax hardens.
3. Add a little wax onto the bottom of the wick, (there is a small round metal disc) and then place it at the bottom of the jar.
4. Wrap the extra wick around the stick and rest it on top of the jar.
5. Pour the wax into the jars and let it harden. It will turn from clear to white!
6. Once the wax has dried, cut the remaining wick off.
7. Tie some beautiful flowers around the outside and give to a friend!

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14 responses to DIY Essential Oil Candles

  1. Julie@jamnjilly
    March 28, 2016

    These are beautiful! I’ve always wanted to try to make my own candles, I think this post will help me make it happen:) but I have to know where you got your jars! They are perfect! Thanks!

  2. May 5, 2016

    These candles are amazing. I love having scented candles around but it would be nice to have essential oils in them to increase relaxation and decrease stress, especially when I’m getting ready for bed. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Eden
      May 5, 2016

      Thank you Beatris!! I’m so happy you like them 🙂 XOXOXO

  3. amy s
    June 8, 2016

    love this idea – where can i find the same (or similar) glass candle jars with a handle?

    1. Eden
      June 13, 2016

      Hi Amy! I bought those jars at World Market! Hope that helps 🙂

  4. Sydney
    November 2, 2016

    Where do you get your wax chips from?

  5. Kathy Oleson
    August 26, 2017

    Do you have to use a wick? I have sense burners and would like something non toxic

    1. Eden
      August 27, 2017

      You could probably try that! Let me know how it works out!

  6. Awesome post! Great job, I read your blog often and you’re always
    coming up with some of the best articles. I shared this with my followers on facebook and my followers loved it!
    Keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Eden
      October 8, 2017

      Thank you!! That’s really sweet!

  7. Elizabeth
    November 19, 2018

    This idea is amazing I recently bought essential oils and wanted to do more with them and using them for candles will be perfect but I have a question Is 20 drops of essential oil for one individual candle or is it for let’s say 1lb of wax ?

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