I started making homemade candles a few years ago and it’s become one of my favorite craft projects. Not only are they easy to make but it’s the one DIY project that leaves your house smelling amazing while you’re crafting. Plus, there’s just something warm and cozy about a wonderful smelling candle. As the holidays quickly approach it’s a great time to make these lavender rosemary DIY candles. Not only are they fun gifts to make but it’s the perfect candle to burn in your home after a busy day.
We all know that lavender is calming and relaxing but I just learned that rosemary helps boost mental energy which, I’m sure, we can all use. The combination of lavender and rosemary provides a calming aroma that smells amazing. I’m actually kind of mad at myself for waiting this long to combine these two scents.
So, let’s make some lavender rosemary DIY candles. You can thank me later:)
Supplies needed to make your own lavender rosemary DIY candles:
- Soy Candle Making Kit
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Extra Glass Jars (optional)
- Extra Candle Wicks (optional)
- Wood Craft Sticks
Start by unwrapping the Soy Candle Making Kit. It already has everything needed to make your own candles so this is the perfect starter kitt. Pour the soy wax into the pouring pot. Add a cup of water to a sauce pan and place the pouring pot in the water. Heat over medium heat until the wax has melted – about 5-10 minutes.
Add 15-20 drops of essential oil to melted wax. The amount of essential oil will depend on the amount of wax you melt. I melted all the wax in the kit so I added 10 drops of lavender oil and 10 drops of rosemary oil.
Pour melted wax into jars. Add wick to center of jar. Hold wick in place using the wood craft sticks. Let candles sit for 24 hours.
Trim wicks leaving about half an inch.
Note – 14 ounces of soy wax fills two 8 ounce mason jars.
Oh my goodness! How easy was that?!
Now, it’s time to light my Lavender Rosemary Candle and curl up with a good book – the perfect way to relax. I wish you could smell these candles for yourself. You’ll just have to make your own so you can see and smell what I’m talking about. I promise – you won’t be disappointed!
I really hope I’ve inspired you to make your own homemade candles. Your house will smell great and you’ll have these beautiful candles to show for all your hard work. What’s not to love about that?!
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Kara Harvey, owner of Happy Go Lucky, is passionate about showing her readers that if she can do it, they can do it too. She shares projects and recipes that don’t require a lot of supplies or ingredients.