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DIY Essential Oil Candles

Create your own candles with your favorite blend of essential oils.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 d
Total Time1 d 30 mins
Course: DIY Crafts
Servings: 2 Candles
Author: Eden
Cost: $15


  • 3 lbs soy wax chips
  • 2 12 ounces glass jars
  • 40 drops essential oils for two candles
  • 2 large candle wicks
  • 8 fresh or faux flowers to decorate with


  • Melt the wax chips in a microwavable glass bowl. Using a bowl with a spout is best.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wrap the extra wick around the stick and rest it on top of the jar.
  • Pour the wax into the jars and let it harden. It will turn from clear to white!
  • Once the wax has dried, cut the remaining wick off.
  • Tie some beautiful flowers around the outside and give to a friend!