How to Make an Essential Oil Candle for Aromatherapy
Make your own candle with essential oils for aromatherapy and relaxation. Essential oils have many great healing properties, and by adding them to candles allows the oil to spread out into the room, creating a calm environment depending on the oils you have chosen. Different oils have different benefits, and you need to choose oils that are appropriate for the room you want to place it in and the feeling you want to create. Here are some ideas of oils that goes well with certain rooms.
For your living room, you want something uplifting and energizing. Something fresh that will raise your energy level and make you feel happy and motivated. So for this room you may want to use citrus oils, such as lime, lemon, bergamot and orange as they have this cleansing and uplifting effect on the body. They feel fresh and smell clean, which is perfect for both living room and kitchen. You can also add a flowery scent to the mix, to give it a more round and soft smell such as lavender, jasmine or rose.
For the bedroom you either want to promote relaxation and sleep or romance. For sleep try combining lavender and cedarwood, which go great together and have a sedative effect on the body. If you wish to promote romance, try using some of the natural aphrodisiac oils such as jasmine, patchouli, Ylang Ylang, rose or vanilla.
For your bathroom you may want to go for a spa-like feel. For this lavender might be the perfect choice as it smells wonderful but also promotes relaxation and calmness. Lavender is therefor perfect for when you need to take a hot bath and just relax.
How to Make Essential Oil Candles
So how do you make your own candles from scratch? Follow these steps, and you will have your very own DIY candle with the scent you like.
Step 1 – Double boil some flaky soy wax. Use about double the amount of your candle glass jar, as it will shrink once it melts.
Step 2 – Once melted, let the temperature drop to about 160°F. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the wax.
Step 3 – Add your chosen essential oil. The amount of drops depends on the size of your candle.
Step 4 – Then take your glass jar, and secure the candle wick at the bottom using some of the melted wax or glue.
Step 5 – Tie the wick around a stick or Popsicle stick and then pour in your max.
Step 6 – Let it dry, and then cut off the wick. You can add a decorative ribbon or label if you please.
So now you have your very own essential oil candle made in true DIY fashion. This is a wonderful gift idea, as it is personal and you get to choose a unique scent for the person. But you can also just make it for yourself to create a healing environment with the natural calming oils for aromatherapy and mental, emotional and physical healing.
Be sure to learn more about essential oils before using it, as they are very powerful and potent and some people get allergic reactions from them.
Here is a starter kit of essential oils from Amazon (affiliate link)
Aromatherapy 18 Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Orange, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Frankincense, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Geranium, Grapefruit, Sage…)