The fragrances… they are able to put us into magical worlds within seconds or to send them back to bygone eras. A scent often reminds us of earlier childhood experiences or romantic evenings in front of the fireplace. The world of fragrances is simply everywhere and always present. That is why it is not just for Christmas, but also for all festivals of the year or just so always the right time to make a scented candle itself. This is too complicated and complicated? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that!
In principle, the whole thing works the same way as with normal DIY candles, as we have already mentioned in our article Pour candles have shown. Perfect for this: candle wax or old candles, soy wax and beeswax. The new thing about the scented candle itself is that you should add some drops of scented oil when waxing.
Otherwise, you can give your creativity and imagination the go-ahead and decorate the finished DIY candle beautifully after the wax has set. Depending on the occasion and season, you can use wrapping paper, ribbons, string, small cones, berries or fir green, dry flowers and herbs. Many of them can even be put into the candle container before waxing and then serve as an original decorative effect.
Make an atmospheric scented candle yourself as a Christmas present
- Candle remnants or candle wax, soywax flakes
- natural essential oils / fragrance oils of your choice
- Candle wicks, preferably with a metal base
- Crayons or wax sticks (optional) or food coloring
- Mason jars, cans or cups, etc.
- Wooden sticks, clothespins or kebab skewers
Make scented candle itself is very easy and great fun
And this is how it’s done:
Add the remains of candles, candle wax, soy or beeswax to a metal bowl or saucepan and slowly simmer over medium heat in a bain-marie. At this time fix the candle wick to the bottom of the jar / cup. For this you can fix the metal feet with some general purpose adhesive or with a few drops of wax. Use the shish kebab to secure the top of the wick in the center of the vessel.
For smaller containers, the wick can also be fixed with a clothespin
The candle wick can also be wrapped around the wooden sticks
When the wax starts to liquefy, add about 20-30 drops of the chosen fragrance oil and stir well. If desired, add a piece of crayon or some food coloring and stir again.
You can also add the additives to the wax before melting
Be sure to melt the candle wax in a water bath!
Go over to the candle-pouring. Remove the jar of molten wax from the heat and pour gently and slowly into the glass or into the cup with the candle wick. Hold the shish kebab while doing so. Allow the wax to harden.
In about 3-4 hours, depending on the size of the candle, the wax of your scented candle is already solid and you can shorten the wick with scissors.
We recommend using soya wax and real herbs or spices
If desired, beautify the scented candle with a beautiful gift ribbon, a string or a garland and… your DIY gift is ready!
You can use lavender not only as a fragrance oil, but also dried
Lavender can be perfectly combined with lemon
Or do you rather prefer the sensual cinnamon scent?
Coffee beans and coffee fragrance oil are not a bad idea either
And so you can make a scented candle yourself from beeswax:
Or do you prefer scented candles with perfume oil?
The fragrance and color of your DIY candles will really only depend on you. You can experiment with different combinations of fragrances according to your mood, occasion and season. A homemade scented candle is always great and is perfect as a nice souvenir, a romantic table decoration or as a small last-minute Christmas gift.
Just let your imagination run wild!
Create beautiful lanterns from oranges and cloves
A scented candle in the glass gives everyone pleasure
Look for beautiful containers at flea markets, in the cellar or ask friends and acquaintances afterwards
Old porcelain cups are very suitable for DIY scented candles
Or get modern, minimalist glasses and bowls for a stylish touch
The perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a stylish DIY scented candle
Spoil your senses with beguiling scents and bring your loved one with magical moments!