diy scented candles

Hey everyone:) My name is Moe and I’m a candle collector. I have a collection of candles and it only got worse once I learned that I could make my own candles, and using non toxic materials! Apparently, I’m not the only one, cause I’ve been giving candles as gifts to my friends and they love them, at times complaining that I never give them enough.

Today’s tutorial is about just that. I’m making scented non toxic candles from pure beeswax and nothing’s ever been easier. In the long run it saves you a ton of money as well, cause store bought scented candles are quite costly and you have to kind of save them for special occasions only.

diy scented candles

What you’ll need;

Beeswax

Candle wick, or you could get one from an old candle like I did

Toothpick/Wood skewers

Essential oil (optional)

Empty glass jar (cause it doesn’t make sense to store a candle in a plastic container)

Organic scented candles

diy scented candles

Remove the wick from the store bought candle and boil it in some hot water to remove all remaining wax

diy scented candles

Put your beeswax crumbs in a microwave safe glass bowl and microwave on medium in intervals of 1 minute until it melts. Beeswax is safe to put in the microwave as it is non toxic. Keep watch though. Remove it from the microwave and add a few drops of essential oil. This is where all the magic happens. Use any essential oil that you love or mix two to create a very unique scented candle.

diy scented candles

Prep your container and use a wooden skewer to hold the wick in place.

diy scented candles

Pour in your molten wax into the new container, try to make sure the wick is in the middle. It could require a little practice but you eventually get the hang of it.

diy scented candles

Place the candle on a flat surface and wait for it to dry. You could pop in the freezer for a short while if you’re in a hurry. And that’s it! Your very own scented candle is 10 minutes away.

diy scented candles

Decorate your candle however you’d like to and give it to the scent lover in your life, or a candle collector, or just keep it for yourself (they’re too good not to have one for yourself)!