How to make Essential Oil candles from scratch?

Posted by Agrima Gulati on

Setting the mood with candles for Diwali

‘Tis the season when schools and colleges break for Dussehra! Hope you’re having the best holiday week. As for me, I’m definitely looking for ways to overcome boredom. Are you also looking for some fun activities over the break for you or even your kids? We might have a great activity you’d like to try.

Candle making is an art rarely unknown nowadays. Candle making was developed independently in many places throughout history. It is an art that emerged over centuries of experiments. Today on The Clean Slate, we teach you to make candles from scratch- at the comfort of your home. 

candle making, candles at home, DIY candles

Gifting Candles this Festive Season

Candles are a beautiful and thoughtful gift- especially if you make them from scratch. They bring light, warmth and an amazing fragrance to the home. If you’re hoping to gift more sustainably this season- the candles may be the way to go!

How to make DIY Candles?

You only need a few ingredients that are easily available in the market. Here is your shopping list:

Wax

The ingredient you cannot mix in a candle! Paraffin wax is what is widely used by commercial candle makers, but we recommend you to do away with them since they are not sustainable nor eco-friendly. Paraffin Wax is made from crude oil so it’s not biodegradable. Since we’re all about giving nature a chance, we recommend you try beeswax or pure soy wax. Both of them are completely natural and just as effective as paraffin wax. Beeswax is a great option if you’re making a slow-burning candle.

Wick

Choosing the right kind of wick is essential to the whole candle experience. According to Martha Stewart, thinner wicks are for small candles and thicker wicks are for larger candles. This is because if a wick is too thin, the flame will be small and maybe snuffed out while burning. If a wick is too thick, the flame will melt the wax too quickly. Square-­braided cotton wicks are sturdier and good for larger candles. Make sure to use wicks with metal tabs on one end so that the wicks can stand up easily.

Essential Oils or Colors

I don’t know about you but I love candles that look pretty, elegant, and also smell amazing! While this is completely optional, we recommend you not skip this. Essential Oils are a great substitute for engineered fragrances that commercial makers use. There are so many benefits to using essential oils, not only do they smell amazing but they can also help you relieve stress! 

If you have a kid at home, adding colours to your candle-making might be a great idea. Keeping in mind the colourant ratio, you can custom make your shades with so many colours!

scented candles, essential oil candles, candle making for kids

Best Essential Oils for Candles

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Bergamot

Mould

Moulds come in many shapes and sizes and it’s important to choose the mould which will justify the shape of the candle. Please choose a mould of good quality that can handle the heat. 

Candle-making Process

Place the Wick

The very first step is to place the wick in the container. Make sure that you leave some extra wick for the end of the candle. Use an empty candle container that was previously used up—it's both eco-friendly and budget-friendly!

candle wick, buy candle wick, wicks for candle

Heat your Wax

This is the most important step and please supervise your kids when they heat the wax. Add the wax to a pot and set it up over a heat source, such as a hot plate or electric stove. Allow the wax to melt. Mix in your colourants and essential oils at this point. 

candle heating, how to heat candles,how to melt wax

Add it in the Mold

When the wax is about 85 degrees, add the hot wax into the mould or container of your choice. Please make sure that the wick is in place by holding it with skewers. Cut the extra wick out of the candle. Let the candle cool for 24 hours

candle mold, homemade candle

After 24 hours you will see your self-made candle which is ready to be lit! If you make these DIY candles make sure to send some pictures! 

Hope this blog 'enlightened' you and gave you some insights about candle making. If you’re looking for more sustainable gifting ideas, make sure to check our blog. You can also check out our products that are completely powered by nature and totally eco-friendly! Give them a try:

aroma calm candle candle making diwali DIY diy candles DIY Hacks dushhera break Easy Peasy Crafts gifting candles Lifestyle and Wellness Organic

← Older Post Newer Post →

The Clean Slate

RSS
Tags
2022 resolutions air freshner Air Purifiers all natural all natural body wash All Natural Surface Cleaner All Purpose Cleaner Aloe Vera Plant aluminium foil animal animal love antibacterial antiseptic Appliances aroma Asiatic Lion Asthma Asthma in children athletics baby care baby friendly baby friendly floor cleaner baby laundry detergent baby safe baby safe floor cleaner Baby Safe Floor Disinfectant baby-safe bacteria baking soda bath bombs bathroom cleaner bathroom cleaning beauty without bunnies bedding Bengal Tiger Best Indoor Plants for Health Best smelling floor cleaner India binge watch biodegradable Bisphenol A (BPA) Black Buck bleach-free Bleaching Blender body wash body wash benefits body wash vs bar soap calm candle candle making car fragrance carbon emissions carbon footprint Changes Chemical Free chemical-free child friendly Childhood asthma Children chocolate bark Chores Christmas Christmas Crafts Christmas Tree Citrus clean Clean Air clean dishes Clean House clean resolutions cleaner Cleaners cleaning cleaning & society cleaning 2022 Cleaning Desk Tips cleaning products cleaning resolutions cleaning shows Cleaning Tips cleaning tools cleaning your tools cloth conditioner cloth mask clothes coffee coffee stain cornflour COVID-19 covid-19 care cruelty free customairfreshener Declutter deep cleaning detangling brush detergent dettol Dirty Dishes Dishwash Dishwasher Dishwashing Liquid Dishwashing Liquid 500ml disinfectant disposable mask diwali DIY diy candles DIY Hacks Dog floor cleaner Dog Safe Floor Cleaner dog shampoo dry skin dry skin winterw dushhera break Easy Peasy Crafts Easy to Care Eco friendly eco friendly all purpose cleaner eco friendly home eco friendly swaps eco-friendly gifting ecofriendly environment essential oil candles essential oils Experiment fabric conditioner fabric softener India Fertilizers festive season Finances fitness Flame Retardants floor cleaner floor cleaning liquid food waste Formaldehyde fragrance fresh fresh home Gardening gender bias gender inequality gender inequality in family gender inequality in home gift wrapping gifting candles granite Grape Ivy green cleaning Greenery hand sanitiser hand wash hand washing handmade handwash Hard Stains hard water hardwood harmful chemicals healthy coat. healthy fur herbal body wash home home care home care tips home decor home makeover house cleaning household chores housework how to clean hydration Indoor plants irritation-free skin itching jasmine ketchup Kids friendly kitchen hacks Kitchen Solutions Koparo koparo news Kopraan laundry laundry day laundry detergent laundry detergent for babies laundry detergent liquid laundry liquid detergenyt lavender lemon juice Lessons life skills lifestyle & wellness Lifestyle and Wellness Lint roller liquid handwash liquid soap Lizol Low maintenance marble floor cleaner Mask mattress mattress cleaning Microwave Minimal watering plants Mixer Mobile mobile phones moisturise moisturizing and hydrating shampoo Money Money Plant monsoon monsoon home care multipurpose cleaner National Endangered Species Day natrural Natural natural ingredients natural body wash Natural cleaners Natural Dishwashing Liquid natural disinfectant natural dog product natural floor cleaner Natural Floor Cleaner India natural freshner natural handwash Natural Laundry Liquid natural oil natural product natural soap natural solutions nature Net Zero Target netflix New New Name New Year new year goals new year resolutions no chemicals No Toxins Non toxic cleaning products Non Toxic Floor Cleaner For Babies Non-toxic nonstick pan nonstick utensils organic organic body wash Organic cleaners Organic Dishwashing Liquid organic freshner Organic Produce organise organising shows Organizing Paint parenting pet allergies pet care Pet friendly Pet friendly floor cleaner Pet friendly floor cleaner India Pet grooming pet safe Pet Safe Floor Cleaner pet-safe peta peta certified pH Balanced formula Phosphates Phthalates plan plant plant based plant based ingredients plant-based ingredients Pocket Money potpourri prime video recycle regular soap Remove Hard Stains resolutions rose rough skin in winters safe safe clothes safe dishes Safe for pets safe handwash safe home safety salt sanitizer Santa Claus Savings scent Science Seeds shoe cleaning shoes shower routine side effects of chemical cleaners silver silver cutlery silver jewellery silverware skincare skincare routine smell smells good Snake Plant sneaker cleaning sneakerhead soap soap bar soft hands Soil Sulfates summer surfactants sustainability sustainable sustainable gifting Therapeutic tiles tip for cleaning masks Tips to do list Tomatoes toxic ingredients toxin-free toxins toy cleaning toys Triclosan tuberose tv shows utensil cleaner liquid vagan vegan vegan cleaners vegan diet vegan shower gel Vegetables vim vim chemicals vim dishwashing gel vim gel ingredients wall Wash your pet water water conservation waterbottle WFH desk white shoes white sneakers White Vinegar wildlife wildlife photography winter season winter skin wood furniture