6 Ways to Make Scented Candles

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6 Ways to Make Scented Candles
6 Ways to Make Scented Candles
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Scented candles are usually used to enhance the atmosphere in a room or event, they are also used to help clear the air, or relieve breathing. Making scented candles is as easy as adding fragrance to an existing candle or adding it to a candle made from scratch. Whichever way you prefer, here are some pointers to try.

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Method 1 of 6: Choosing Fragrance Ingredients

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Make Scented Candles Step 1

Step 1. Decide what kind of fragrance you want to add to the candle

The choices are many, but not all of them are according to your personal preference. Some commercially produced fragrances contain chemicals, others are of plant origin, while others are made from essential oils. The original ingredients of the fragrance can influence your choice to use it, especially if you are worried about the chemicals that are polluted in your home environment. Sources for scented candles are:

  • Deodorizer for making commercial candles: This fragrance is in liquid form and is available at most stores that sell candle-making supplies. The strength of a fragrance varies from brand to brand and whether or not you can know the list of ingredients will depend on the manufacturer's willingness to include it. Use about 29.5 ml of liquid deodorizer for every 1 kg of wax that is melted.
  • Fragrance oils: These oils are 100 percent synthetic and are not made specifically for candles but can usually still give candles a nice scent. Same problem as with commercial fragrances. Most of these perfume oils are highly concentrated, so use them sparingly. Use about 10-15 drops of perfume oil for every 500 grams of melted wax.
  • Essential Oils: These oils are produced naturally from plants such as herbs and flowers. Essential oils have specific properties, which can be found by searching online or reading books about essential oils. Not all essential oils can be used for candles, so you need to try them first. Use about 10-15 drops of essential oil for every 500 grams of melted wax.
  • Natural fragrance sources: These include crushed or powdered plants, spices and herbs, crushed orange peel, and so on. Some work best with melted wax, such as ground cinnamon, crushed lavender, or crushed lemon zest. Some won't mix well, won't harden the wax, or won't burn the wick, so do your research first. Use about 1 teaspoon of ground spices, herbs, or orange peel for 500 grams of wax.

Method 2 of 6: Addition of Simple Fragrance

For pre-made unscented candles, here's a simple solution. Candles like this don't last very long, so they may need to be re-scented, but they are good for use as an effective fragrance in the short term.

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Make Scented Candles Step 2

Step 1. Light an unscented candle

Allow the wax to burn until a clump of melted wax forms around the burned area.

The candle should not contain fragrance, otherwise it will smell too much or not mix well with the fragrance you are adding

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Make Scented Candles Step 3

Step 2. Use a dropper or dropper to add a drop of essential oil to the melted wax lump

Avoid oil near sources of ignition.

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Make Scented Candles Step 4

Step 3. Wait for the fragrance to start to evaporate as the candle burns

Add more of the essential oil if necessary.

Method 3 of 6: Herbal Scented Candles

Herbs (dried or fresh) softened in melted wax will release a light fragrance when they burn. This effect is enhanced by the addition of essential oils.

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Step 1. Consider designing the leaf pattern first

This will ensure that you are able to arrange the leaves in a careful way and not rush to attach them to the wax. Take a look at the leaves you have and imagine what they will look like and try to arrange them ready to stick on the wax.

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Make Scented Candles Step 6

Step 2. Fill a long jar with boiling water

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Step 3. Soak the wax in the water

Hold the candle in place from the wick for 1-2 minutes. Make sure the candle is submerged.

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Make Scented Candles Step 8

Step 4. Remove the candle from the jar and place it on the parchment paper

Place the leaf on a soft wax surface, using tweezers. Gently press on the wax surface.

Do it quickly, when the wax hardens, the leaves will stick in place and no more leaves can be added

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Make Scented Candles Step 9

Step 5. Soak the wax again in hot water

The leaves will stick to the new layer of melted wax.

Prolonged immersion in hot water will cause the leaves to adhere deeper to the wax. Remember, as you add more layers of leaves, some of the leaves will go deeper, and some of them will be closer to the surface, if you do this a few times

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Make Scented Candles Step 10

Step 6. Drop a few drops of essential oil onto the sides of the wax before it hardens

Do it evenly. Let the wax harden.

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Step 7. Repeat this step for as many candles as you want to make

Candles can last a long time, but you will need to add more essential oil after the wax has been stored for a long time.

Method 4 of 6: Floating Scented Candles

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Make Scented Candles Step 12

Step 1. Pour the paraffin wax into a stacking pot or bain marie

Heat the water in the bottom pan. Wait for the wax to melt slowly.

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Make Scented Candles Step 13

Step 2. Add a small amount of wax dye disc to the melted wax

Add more if you like - the more color wax you add, the stronger the color will be.

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Make Scented Candles Step 14

Step 3. Add fragrance

Add a few drops of essential oil or wax perfume.

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Make Scented Candles Step 15

Step 4. Remove the top of the pot from the stove

Pour the melted wax into the mould. Let it harden a bit.

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Make Scented Candles Step 16

Step 5. Cut the candle wick

Cut 5 cm long. Insert each wick into the center of the hardened candle.

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Make Scented Candles Step 17

Step 6. Add more wax if necessary

The wax will shrink slightly as it hardens; If you think you need a little more, then don't be afraid to add a little melted wax.

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Make Scented Candles Step 18

Step 7. Allow to harden

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Make Scented Candles Step 19

Step 8. Use the candle as follows:

  • Fill a shallow bowl with water.
  • Put a candle on it.
  • Add some flowers with a flat surface between the floating candles to make it look prettier.
  • Light a candle if necessary.
  • Place this candle in the center of a table or other place where a sparkling decorative element is needed.

Method 5 of 6: Lavender Scented Candle

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Step 1. Prepare the mold

Spray the soup can with nonstick spray or silicone spray.

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Make Scented Candles Step 21

Step 2. Spread the lavender flowers on the baking sheet

Place it on one side.

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Make Scented Candles Step 22

Step 3. Prepare the wick:

  • Cut the candle wick. Cut the candle wick at least 5 cm longer than the height of the tin mold.
  • Tie the weights to the bottom of the wick.
  • Tie the other end of the wick to the wick support. The wick should feel tight and when it is on top of the mold, it should not loosen.
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Make Scented Candles Step 23

Step 4. First melt the paraffin wax at a medium melting point

Place the stacking pot in two on the stove and heat the water. Heat until it reaches a temperature of 85 degrees celsius-87 degrees celsius. Then add:

  • Purple crayon pieces;
  • Lavender essential oil;
  • Then stir.
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Make Scented Candles Step 24

Step 5. Pour melted wax into soup tin molds

Use a ladle to remove the wax from the stacking pan. Set aside to cool and harden. This process takes about 3 hours.

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Make Scented Candles Step 25

Step 6. Remove the wax from the mold

To even out the bottom, place the bottom of the wax in a hot skillet for a few minutes.

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Make Scented Candles Step 26

Step 7. Add flowers to the candle

  • Melt the paraffin wax at a high melting point in a stacking saucepan. Melt until it reaches a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius to 98 degrees Celsius.
  • Paint the outside of the wax with this melted wax.
  • Immediately roll the wax on a baking sheet sprinkled with lavender flowers. Most flowers will quickly stick to the sides of the candle. Let it harden.
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Make Scented Candles Step 27

Step 8. Done

Candles are ready to use or store for a long time.

Method 6 of 6: Making a Scented Wick

This method can provide a source of long-lasting fragrance. This method is only suitable for making whole candles from scratch.

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Make Scented Candles Step 28

Step 1. Melt some wax

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Make Scented Candles Step 29

Step 2. Add some desired essential oil test

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Make Scented Candles Step 30

Step 3. Coat the wicks

To do this, soak the wick in the melted wax for 20 minutes. Then, lift and straighten the axis. Place it on parchment paper or greaseproof paper to allow the wick to harden.

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Make Scented Candles Step 31

Step 4. Make a candle

Use a scented wick.

Tips

  • Certain essential oils that can be added to candles include citronella oil (which acts as an insect repellent and has a citrus scent); lavender (its fragrance is very popular and can be calming and refreshing); rose (calming, good for easing mental tension, pleasant fragrance); yang yang (smells sensual and useful as an antidepressant); chamomile (smells a bit like apples and has a calming effect).
  • More ideas for making scented candles can be found below in the "Related wikiHow" section.
  • Scented candles make great gifts. Candles can be wrapped in cellophane wrapper, tied with a rope made of raffia leaf fiber or ribbon at the top and can also be added with a label that says the type of candle fragrance.

Warning

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended; Blow out the candles if no one is around to watch.
  • Some people are allergic to scented products.
  • Some fragrances can be annoying to some – just be sure to pay attention to other people's tastes when scenting candles.

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