If you struggle to relax and unwind, our DIY Lavender Candles with Essential Oils are going to become a lifesaver! This easy to follow tutorial makes them a great choice for a fun afternoon project that is also useful.
Whip up a few of these Lavender candles to help you unwind at the end of a long day! Don't forget to check out 100+ ways to use essential oils around the house while you are here!
We love simple DIYs that help us save money! I absolutely LOVE candles and essential oils. We typically have a diffuser going or a candle at all times. Making my own candles helps cut the cost a little bit and allows me to control the scent more.
DIY Lavender Candles with Essential Oils
Lavender is one of my favourite candles to make because it is such a relaxing scent. With 4 preteen & teen boys, I need a little relaxation time! A nice cuppa tea, a couple of biscuits, and a lavender candle are one of my favorite ways to
celebrate unwind after the boys go to bed.
What You Need for DIY Lavender Candles
- 2 cups Soy Wax Flakes
- 1 candle wick with weighted bottom
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- Violet or purple crayons (optional)
- Wood stick or pencil
- Small glass jar or container of choice (should be glass or metal for safety)
How to Make DIY Lavender Candles
- Heat your soy wax flakes, stirring to prevent sticking & encourage even melting.
- Add your lavender essential oil.
- Color your wax, using a crayon in whatever color you choose. We used violet here.
- Prepare your wick by wrapping around a pencil & sitting across the top of your jar/container.
- Pour melted wax into your container, keeping the wick centered.
- Let your wax harden, without poking at it (this is the hardest part!)
- After your candle has hardened, trim your wick.
- Light and enjoy!
Can You Add Lavender Flowers to Your Candle?
I highly recommend you stick to essential oils to create scented candles. Adding things like flowers is a fire hazard. They can catch fire and potentially cause ash to fly out of the candle. Save the lavender flowers for bath bombs!
When to Use a Lavender Candle?
I love to burn lavender candles in the evening. It's great for helping everyone calm down at the end of a busy day, to make for a smoother bedtime. You can also burn it during stressful times to help soothe the nerves and settle anxiety. Or you can burn it whenever to enjoy the smell! I don't recommend burning first thing in the morning or you may find it difficult to get moving though!
Make sure you keep the hot liquid and glass away from children when creating these DIY lavender candles with essential oils. Older kids may help with the process, but you want to be careful so nobody drops a glass jar or pours hot wax on their hands or body.
Making these using lavender essential oils is a great easy way to create a multi-purpose soy wax candle this spring. Not only does it smell great but you get the aromatherapy benefits of lavender essential oil!
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DIY Lavender Candle
- Glass jar or container
- 2 cups of soy wax flakes
- 1 candlewick w/weighted bottom
- 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
- Purple or violet crayon optional
- Wood stick or pencil
- Dried lavender blooms optional
- Small glass jar or container of choice should be either glass or metal
- In a nonstick pot heat the cups of soy flakes on medium heat. Stir as you heat to prevent sticking and encourage
- Add 10-15 drops of the lavender essential oil. If you wish for a stronger
scent you can add more.
- Optional: prepare to color your wax. If you wish to leave it white you may.
If not, DO NOT use food coloring to tint the wax. Instead, use a crayon in your choice of color. For this candle we used violet. Just unwrap, break the crayon into pieces, then drop it in and stir gently until it melts.
- Prepare the wick. Wrap the top of the wick around a pencil or stick and let
it sit across the top of the jar or container of choice. Let the weighted end
of the wick drop to the bottom of your container and rest.
- Carefully pour the melted wax into the jar. Keep the wick as centered as
possible and adjust if needed.
- Allow several hours for the wax to set. Do not touch it while it rests in a
cool spot. After 30 minutes, you can sprinkle the top of the wax with dried
lavender. This step is of course optional.
- Once the candle has hardened (may take up to 4 hours) snip the wick down.
- You can now light and enjoy your lavender essential oil candle.