We all seek ways to unwind and I find that a good book, a healthy glass of wine and a relaxing lavender scented candle do just the trick. Learn how to make homemade lavender scented soy candles that you can place throughout the house to encourage rest and tranquility.
Hopefully by now you’ve had the opportunity to indulge yourself in making homemade lavender bath scrub and body butter. You certainly can’t go wrong with treating your skin and body as a whole with these luxurious concoctions made right in your own kitchen. The best part, we aren’t done yet with creating our own spa-like sanctuaries. In just 15 minutes you can create your own lavender scented soy candles that you won’t have any qualm over burning throughout every part of your home.
If you remember, in a previous post where we created homemade candles using Cambria wine bottles, we’ll be using the same candle recipe just substituting in lavender essential oil and lavender buds.
Homemade Lavender Scented Soy Candle
- Bulk Wax Soy Chips
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lavender Buds (optional)
- 6” Candle Wicks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Candle Making Pitcher
- Glass Jar
- Apply a small amount of hot glue to the bottom of the wick and place in the center of the jar at the bottom. Hold for 15 seconds.
- Due to soy wax being able to combust into flames if reached beyond a certain temperature, the safest way is to use a double boiler method to heat the wax.
- Fill a pot with a small amount of water and bring to a boil.
- Using either a candle making pitcher (as seen here) or a glass bowl, fill it with the soy wax and place on top of the water. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Constantly stir the wax to prevent any burning. Once all melted, turn off the heat, and the temperature of the wax should not exceed 180°.
- Add the essential oil once the temperature is between 150° and 160°. This ensures that the fragrance will stick to the soy wax.
- Pour the wax into the glass jars with the wick, leaving a small amount at the very top.
- Use a wick holder to keep it centered in the jar while cooling (a centered wick is essential to having a candle that burns evenly). Note — a cost effective method is to use a pen to hold the wick in place.
- As the candle starts to solidify, sprinkle in lavender buds. They will float and stay towards the top of the wax.
- Once the candle wax is completely dry, remove holder and trim the wick to desired length.
The gangs all here, the stage is set for a relaxing night ahead with lavender being wafted through the air from your homemade candles, you’ve just put on your body butter and uncorked a bottle of Pinot Noir. Now kick your feet up, grab a good book or put on your favorite music and just being to unwind.
Written By: Kristin Mansky of Modish and Main