Bring the fresh aroma of spring flowers inside with this DIY candle.  It’s pretty easy to make, it’s all-natural, and it will fill your home with the freshness of spring flowers.

Bring the fresh aroma of spring flowers inside with this DIY candle. It's pretty easy to make, it's all natural, and it will fill your home with the freshness of spring flowers.

 

Remember the adorable cactus succulents that I made in the vintage tins?  They came in these white containers, so I reused them to make the candles.

 

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Ingredients

Container for candle

Beeswax

Wick

Wax melting pot

Essential Oils (I used Melrose, Jasmine, and Lemongrass).

Crafty embellishments – ribbon, flowers, etc.

 

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I have spent hours researching homemade candle making.  I wanted to learn how to make the most all-natural and toxin-free candle to share with you.  There are many different waxes and wicks and dyes that you can use, but they all come with a trade-off.  The most common wax is paraffin – it’s cheaper, but it burns as petroleum and leaves soot.  Soy candles are increasing in popularity, but the majority of them are made with GMO soybeans.

Beeswax is more expensive, but burns the cleanest out of the three.  I can see my dear vegan readers starting to shake.  Sorry my friends, I am a vegan for health reasons, and beeswax candles are the best ones for me personally!  And then there are the wicks – some are coated with the same wax as the candles, some have lead in them… oy vey!

This is the absolute best I can do for you…

 

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Glue the wick onto the bottom of the container.  Melt the wax in the melting pot.  You will want approximately double the amount of wax as the size of the container.

Once the wax is completely melted, remove from the heat and add Essential Oils.  I like to use a ratio of 3-2-1.  Three times the primary fragrance, then two times the secondary, and one of the bottom fragrance.  So for example, approximately 60 drops of Melrose, 40 drops of Jasmine, 20 drops of Lemongrass.

It’s not an exact science to mix the oils.  I experiment first by laying them out and smelling them together before deciding on the final mix.  Once you add them to the melted wax, just use your nose to get it right!  You may want to use more or less and that is totally fine.

Embellish with a ribbon and flower, burlap, or whatever says “spring” to you!

 

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It takes awhile for the wax to melt, but other than that, it’s really not a difficult process.  I think my favorite part is before anything happens… and that is taking out my oils and figuring out the perfect mix of fragrances!

 

Bring the fresh aroma of spring flowers inside with this DIY candle. It's pretty easy to make, it's all natural, and it will fill your home with the freshness of spring flowers.

 

Connect and Share

What about you?  What is your favorite spring scented candle?

 

Love, hugs, and stopping to smell the flower… candle.

Holly

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