When we think of the deeply relaxing scent of lavender, an image of a spa or garden comes to mind. That’s because lavender oil contains calming properties that help induce sleep and relieve anxiety. This elixir for a good night’s sleep can be found in perfumes, eye masks and our favorite home accessory—candles! So get your DIY on and create your own lavender essential oil candle. Let’s get crafting!
What You’ll Need:
-Lavender essential oil
-One mason jar
-One unsharpened pencil
-A cotton wick
-A clean can
-A wooden spoon or stick for stirring
Start by creating a double boiler.
To do this, you’ll need to place water into a pot and put the temperature on high. Place the beeswax into your clean can, then, wait until the water begins to boil and place the can inside. While you’re waiting for the beeswax to melt, cut the wick to your desired length. Mason jars are cute for decorating homes, so we suggest using a mason jar for your finished candle. After you cut the wick, tape it around your un-sharpened pencil.
I’m melting, I’m melting!
Quick, time to check on your pot. The wax should now be sufficiently melted, so carefully remove it from the water and stir in essential oils. We recommend pouring in enough drops where you can potently smell the lavender. Remember, the scent has to be strong enough to permeate your bedroom or living space. After stirring, pour the wax from the can into your mason jar and hang the pencil across the top so the wick drops down to the bottom. Allow to cool, and voila! Once you make your first candle, you’ll want to make one every weekend. Trust us, it’s addicting. We use them for gifts, decoration and of course for the amazing scent!
To help get you started on your next homemade candle, here are some essential oil recommendations that smell fabulous when paired with lavender…
Black pepper, cedar wood, chamomile, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary and thyme.
So, how did it go? Let us know how your DIY lavender essential oil candle turned out and if you felt more relaxed. Now that it’s the weekend, we’re thinking of what combination to make…any suggestions?