DIY: Essential Oil Candles


Anyone that knows me, knows I have a deep love for smell goods. I’m always trying to keep up with the latest way to keep my house smelling fresh, clean, and welcoming. Recently I’ve been on an essential oil kick for many reasons. 1) They smell absolutely amazing. 2) They lift your spirits and put you in a relaxed mood. 3) They can help keep the nasty Houston, TX mosquitos and bugs away. 4) I just love them! I usually diffuse my essential oils throughout the house, but I decided to make some soy wax candles this time for the back porch. Living by the creek and in Texas, mosquitoes get the best of me. They never seem to bite Ben, but they love me. I strongly hate them. This was my best compromise to keep them away and create something that smells refreshing for the next time we decide to eat outside. Making these DIY candles was so much easier than I ever thought. Also, I’ve decided to link the exact items I purchased from amazon to make these (FREE 2 day shipping & no need to search at multiple stores, win win, you’ll hear more about my love for Amazon later on). Enjoy, happy candle making!

What you’ll need:

Soy Wax- The Candlemaker’s Store Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag

Candle Wicks-CozYours 6-Inch Low Smoke and Natural Candle Wicks with Tabs, 100-Pieces

Mason Jars- Ball Mason 8oz Quilted Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12

Eucalyptus Oil- Eucalyptus (Large 4 ounce) Best Essential Oil

Lavender Oil- Lavender Essential Oil by Sun Essentials, 4oz

Citronella Oil- UpNature The Best Citronella Essential Oil 4 OZ – Pure Unrefined GMO Free Premium Quality – Mosquitoes Repellent – For Candle Making & Torches – For Skin Use
Hot Glue Gun


Kabob Sticks (what I used) or Pencils/Sticks

How to Make Essential Oil Candles:

  1. First take a mason jar and fill it with wax flakes. This amount of wax will be enough for half a candle once melted. Place in microwave and melt in increments of 1 minute. It took me a total of about 2 minutes for it to be all melted. Mind you it will be very hot so have a towel or pot holders nearby. While the wax is melting in the microwave…
  2. Begin hot gluing the bottom of the wick down to the bottom of the mason jar.
  3. Then pour the melted wax into the candle and add 20 drops of whatever essential oil you would like to use. I know 20 drops is a lot, this is why I don’t use my high end essential oils for this project and bought 4oz bottles of essential oils specifically for this project. You will be adding another 20 drops to top it off.
  4. Then fill another mason jar with wax and melt. Then pour that into jar with wick. Add 20 more drops of essential oil and mix.
  5. Finally using 2 sticks essentially (I used wooden kabob sticks) center you wick and allow wax to dry.
  6. I put mine in the fridge to sit over time. About 3 hours later you have a delicious, essential oil candle. I would recommend allowing the wax and candle to sit overnight or at least 24 hours before lighting.


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