When we’re spending so much time at home, it can be easy to get bored or frustrated. To help both of those things, why not try something new and make some incredible scented candles to pamper yourself or a loved one with? Nothing says comfort like the light of a burning candle and a delicious scent wafting through the room. Not to mention, working on crafts with your hands can be therapeutic and help relieve stress and anxiety. Who knows, maybe you’ll find out that making candles will be a new hobby you’ll enjoy! Even if you’ve never done anything like this before, you don’t need to worry. This DIY project is for everyone – candlemakers or not. All you need is to buy or order these simple items and get to it. This soothing project can be done alone or with friends or family. Of course, the scent itself is customizable, too. If you aren’t one for lavender, don’t hesitate to buy another essential oil you know you’ll prefer. The whole idea of this DIY is to make you happy and relaxed, after all. The best part about it all is that this is an inexpensive project but so much fun to make! So, if you have a birthday coming up, or someone you know does, this candle would make the perfect gift. Nothing says you care for someone more than a homemade gift like this one.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Glass mason jars with wide mouth openings. One 8oz and another 12 oz
- Dried lavender stems
- 2 cups Candle wax white soy wax or white paraffin wax
- 1 Candlewick with clips medium size
- Double boiler
- 1 Skewer
- Lavender essential oil
- Twine (optional)
- Before using either of them, make sure your glass jars are clean and completely dry.
- Use a double boiler to slowly melt the candle wax. Be careful not to overheat the wax since it can burn. Take it off the heat once it’s melted.
- Stick the clip of the wick to the center bottom of the smaller jar. Wrap the long end of the wick around a skewer and rest the skewer across the top of the jar. Doing this will ensure the wick won’t fall inside the wax as you pour it or move out of place.
- Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir. If you want a stronger scent, feel free to add a few more drops.
- Pour the wax slowly into the prepared jar.
- Allow the wax to completely coll and set. Once it’s set, cut the excess wick and leave 1/4-inch from the top of the candle.
- Place the small jar into the larger jar – gently. One stem at a time, insert the dried lavender into the space in between the two jars.
- Keep working your way around the jar until you get the look you want.
- If you’d like, wrap the twine around the neck of the jar along with a couple of stems of lavender.