Calm and relaxed. You to can feel as I do when I smell lavender and orange wafting throughout my home. Lavender is said to have stress reducing, calming qualities which aid in the feeling of tranquility and reducing insomnia. The scent of an orange is said to aid in fighting depression and can be a general mood enhancer.
It’s no wonder this candle gives me the feel goods. Who else is ready for some feel goods?? Let’s get you on your way by making this up lifting lavender orange scented candle.
Believe it or not, the list of supplies is not a long one for this candle. So, let’s gather our supplies.
You will need:
3 c. Soy wax chunks (you can get at most craft stores)
1 clean glass jar (or tin if you choose)
essential oils (lavender and orange for this candle)
1 candle wick and wick tap
glass measuring cup or bowl for melting wax
2 wooden skewers
Dried orange slices (used only for decoration)
lavender buds (used only for decoration)
Note: I explained the fruit drying process in my sopapalooza #3 blog post, you can find it here: https://ohsnapitshandmade.com/2019/01/13/sopapalooza-3/, I did set my oven at 200 and baked for 3 hours for the orange slices, they were much thicker than the limes I did in the sopapapalooza post.
Let the candle making begin!
Melt the soy candle wax in the microwave for 30 second intervals and stir in between each interval until the wax is clear and completely melted.
Then you can stir in 20 drops of orange essential oil, and 10 drops of lavender. Add a little more if you want a stronger scented candle.
Now, you should add a couple drops of the melted wax to the bottom of the container you intend to use for your candle to hold the wick in place.
Put your wick through the hole in the wick tap.
and stick to the melted wax in the bottom of your candle container and press and hold for a few seconds to adhere.
Pour the rest of the wax into the candle holder of your choice and and sprinkle lavender on top and add your orange slice (as you can see, I put the wick through the center of the orange), put one skewer on each side of the wick and tape them together to hold the wick in place.
As you can see, there was a little dripping of the wax on the side of the container, just wipe it off before it dries, no muss no fuss.
It will take several hours for your candle to dry and harden, but, when it does it will be beautiful and smell amazing!
Note: I re-cycled an old candle jar for this candle, I do it whenever I can. All you have to do is drop the glass in a double boiler and let the wax from the last candle melt and pour it out. Let the container cool and use very hot water and dish soap to scrub out the little wax that remains with a steel wool pad.
Here is a quick way to make your wax burner cubes to match your candle scent.
After you have melted your candle wax and added your essential oils, poor some of the wax into one of your old empty cube containers (I keep them for this purpose) and let them dry and harden. Two projects in one!!
Now it’s time to get those scents wafting throughout your home. Light em up and create a tranquil ambiance in your day. Hope you enjoyed the candle making and the bonus cubes!!
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