Candles have long been cherished for their ability to create a soothing ambiance and bring a sense of calm to any space. Among the vast array of candle fragrances available, lavender stands out as a timeless favorite known for its calming and relaxing properties. What better way to harness the benefits of lavender than by crafting your very own DIY lavender candle? In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a beautifully scented lavender candle that will infuse your home with tranquility and create a peaceful sanctuary for you to unwind in.
- Soy wax flakes
- Candle wick
- Candle wick holder
- Lavender essential oil
- Dried lavender buds
- Glass jar or container
- Double boiler or microwave-safe container
- Popsicle stick or pencil
Step 1: Prepare Your Container Select a glass jar or container of your choice to hold your lavender candle. Ensure that it is clean and dry before proceeding.
Step 2: Melt the Wax Using a double boiler or a microwave-safe container, melt the soy wax flakes according to the instructions on the packaging. Stir gently with a popsicle stick or pencil to ensure even melting.
Step 3: Attach the Wick While the wax is melting, affix the candle wick to the bottom of your chosen container using a wick holder or by applying a small amount of melted wax. Make sure the wick is centered and standing straight.
Step 4: Add Fragrance Once the wax has completely melted, remove it from the heat source. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir gently to distribute the fragrance evenly. Adjust the number of drops based on your desired scent strength.
Step 5: Pour the Wax Carefully pour the scented wax into the prepared container, ensuring that the wick remains centered. Leave a small gap at the top to allow for the addition of dried lavender buds.
Step 6: Sprinkle Dried Lavender Before the wax sets, sprinkle a handful of dried lavender buds onto the surface of the candle. Gently press them down with a popsicle stick or pencil to secure them in place.
Step 7: Let it Set Allow the candle to cool and set completely. This process may take a few hours, depending on the size of the candle. Avoid moving or disturbing the candle during this time.
Step 8: Trim the Wick Once the candle has fully set, trim the wick to a length of approximately 1/4 inch. This will ensure a clean and even burn when you light the candle.