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How to Make a Homemade Essential Oil Candle with Dried Rosemary
I started getting into candle making two years ago after putting together an amberwood vanilla homemade candle and giving it as gifts to friends and family. It didn’t take long for me to realize how much money we’d save on candles, especially during the winter months when I like to burn one 24/7. From then on, I’ve been putting them together off-and-on, with various scent combinations, to see what sticks.
Today’s combination of rosemary and orange has been a favorite of mine in the diffuser so I thought it probably wouldn’t be too much different in a candle. For even more aroma and visual appeal, I added dried rosemary to the melted wax.
The recipe I share below makes three 8-ounce mason jar candles and if you want to give these as gifts, you can download the labels here.
Homemade Essential Oil Candle with Dried Rosemary | The Supplies
- Soy wax shavings
- Candle wick holder
- 8 oz mason jar
- Hot glue gun
- Candle wick
- Dried rosemary
- Rosemary essential oil
- Orange essential oil
Homemade Essential Oil Candle with Dried Rosemary | The Tutorial
Step one. Using a hot glue gun, secure the candle wick to the bottom of the mason jar.
Step two. Once the wick has dried, secure it with a wick holder.
Step three. Add five cups of wax shavings to a sauce pan, on low heat.
Step four. Once the wax is melted, stir in 1/4 cup of dried rosemary, cut into small pieces, along with 1.0 mL orange essential oil and .5 mL rosemary essential oil.
Step five. Using a funnel, fill each mason jar with the melted wax.
Step six. Once the candle wax has dried, cut the wick and you’re ready to go! As we mentioned above, you can download the labels by clicking here.
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