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How to Make Scented Candles



For many of us, candles are essential to creating a relaxing atmosphere. They can boost our mood, mask unpleasant smells, and set the stage for a perfect night in. While store-bought candles can be pricey, making your candles at home is easier — and cheaper! — then you might think.

How to Make Scented Candles

All you need are some candle wicks, wax, and fragrance oil. You can find these materials online or at your local craft store. And when it comes to choosing a scent, the sky is the limit. I love conifer-based scents like pine and spruce, but you can select whatever fragrance you like best. So why not ditch the store-bought candles and try making your own? With time and effort, you can have beautiful, handcrafted candles that will make your home smell amazing.

How To Make Homemade Scented Candles

Candle making is an ancient art that has been practiced for centuries. The basic principles of candle making are simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind to produce a high-quality, scented candle.

Candles are a great way to add a touch of ambiance to any room, and homemade candles are even more special. Not only are they usually cheaper than store-bought candles, but you can also customize them to suit your style.

How To Make Homemade Scented Candles
How To Make Homemade Scented Candles

Making candles is also great for using leftover wax or scent oils. And with just a few simple supplies, you can make a variety of different scented candles in no time at all. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wax ( Beeswax, soy wax, or paraffin wax)
  • Wick
  • Scented oil
  • Pourable container ( like a Mason jar)
  • Double boiler or melting pot
  • Stirring utensil
  • Candy thermometer ( optional)

Select the Type of Wax

First, choose the type of wax you want to use. Beeswax is the best choice for beginners because it’s easy to work with and doesn’t require additives. However, it can be more expensive than other types of wax.

Soy wax and paraffin wax are both less expensive options and will give your candles a longer burn time.

Choose The Wick

Once you’ve decided how you want to use it, it’s time to choose your wick. Candle wicks are made from various materials, but the most common type is cotton.

The size of your wick will depend on the diameter of your candle and the type of wax you’re using. For example, if you’re using soy wax with a diameter of 3 inches, you’ll need a wick at least 6 inches long.

The Fragrance

Once you’ve chosen your wax and wick, it’s time to add the fragrance. You can use any type of scented oil, but I recommend using essential oil. Essential oils are concentrated and have a strong scent, so you won’t need to use them as much.

Add one teaspoon of oil for every pound of wax to add the fragrance. So if you’re using 2 pounds of soy wax, you’ll need to add two teaspoons of oil.

Now that you have all your materials, it’s time to start melting the wax. The best way to do this is with a double boiler or melting pot. If you don’t have either, you can improvise using a pot filled with water and a heat-safe bowl.

Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere
Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere

Prep Your Container

When making candles, it is essential to use a sturdy glass container. This will prevent the wax from melting and causing a fire. I like to use 16-ounce Mason jars because they are perfect for a candle. If you already have a candle jar that you want, you can clean out the wax and repurpose the container. Once your candle jars are clean and dry, it is time to melt the wax.

Melt the Wax and Add Scent

To soften the wax, you will need a double boiler. Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water and place it on the stove over medium heat. Place the wax on the top of the double boiler and stir until it is melted. Once the wax is melted, you can add your fragrance oil and colorant. Stir gently until everything is mixed together.

Place the wax in the top part of the double boiler or the heat-safe bowl and set it over low heat. Stir the wax occasionally until it’s completely melted. If you’re using paraffin wax, you’ll need to add a stabilizer to prevent the wax from crystallizing as it cools. You can find stabilizers at most craft stores or online.

Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and let it cool for about five minutes. Then, add your fragrance oil and stir well. Next, place your wick in the container you’re using for your candle. If the wick is too long, you can trim it down to size.

Attach the Wick and Pour Wax

Now that your wick is in place, it’s time to pour the wax. Candle-making wax can be pretty hot, so be careful as you remove it from the heat. Then, carefully pour the wax into your container. Slowly pour the wax into the container, careful not to splash it. You can let the wax cool a bit: Once it has cooled for about 15 minutes, it’s time to pour it into the container.

If you’re using a wide container, you can also balance two chopsticks over the top of your container to hold the wick in place. Doing this will help keep the wick centered in the candle once the wax hardens.

If you want to add color to your candles, now is the time. You can use liquid candle dye or crayons to add color. Simply add a few drops of paint or break off a piece of crayon and stir it into the melted wax.

Once you’ve finished making your candles, it’s essential to let them set completely before you try to use them. Otherwise, the wax can be soft and difficult to work with. I usually let my candles sit overnight, so they have plenty of time to harden. Once they’re completely set, you’ll need to trim the wick.

Trim the Wick

This is important because it helps to prevent the candle from smoking when it’s lit. You can use scissors or a wick trimmer to do this. Make sure the wick is trimmed to about ¼ of an inch. Once you’ve done that, your candle is ready to burn.

And that’s it! You’ve now made your very own scented candle. Enjoy! Once you’ve poured the wax, allow it to cool and harden completely before trimming the wick and lighting your candle. Enjoy!

Now that you know the basics of making scented candles experiment with different waxes, wicks, and fragrances to create your unique candles. Have fun!

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I'm Jane and I love candles. I have candles everywhere in my house--in every room, on every surface. I love the smell of candles, and I love how they make my place feel warm and cozy. Candles are really important to me. They help me relax and de-stress after a long day. They remind me of happy memories, and they make me feel calm and peaceful. I can't imagine my life without candles!

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What Can You Add Into Candles




Are you looking for a way to light up your life? Well, look no further! In this blog article we’ll be exploring the world of candles and all the fun things you can add to them. From aromatic adventures with surprising ingredients, to candle concoctions that will make your home smell amazing – get ready for some creative candle crafting!

Table of contents: What can you add into candles

  1. Light Up Your Life: What to Add to Candles for a Fun Twist!
  2. Aromatic Adventures: Spice Up Your Candle with These Surprising Ingredients!
  3. Candle Concoctions: Get Creative and Make Your Own Unique Scented Candles
  4. Flickering Fragrances: How To Create Customized Candles That Smell Amazing
  5. Let There Be Light (and Aroma): Crafting the Perfect Candle Combination

When it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere, candles are always the go-to choice. But why settle for just plain wax when you can jazz up your candle game with some interesting additions? Here are some ideas of what you can add into your candles to make them even more special.

If you’re looking for an extra bit of sparkle, try adding glitter or sequins! Just sprinkle a few on top before the wax sets and voila – instant glamour! For something more subtle, consider mixing in dried flowers or petals. Not only will they look beautiful but they also give off a lovely scent as the candle burns down.

For those who want something truly unique, how about adding herbs and spices? Cinnamon sticks work great in wintery scented candles while lavender is perfect for relaxing aromas. You could also try using essential oils such as eucalyptus or peppermint if you’d like an invigorating fragrance instead. 

Finally, don’t forget about color! If your candle has lost its luster over time then simply mix in some food coloring until it reaches the desired hue – easy peasy! Alternatively, if you have any old crayons lying around then these can be melted down and added too (just remember to use unscented ones). 

So there we have it – plenty of ideas on how to spruce up your ordinary candles with exciting extras that will turn them into one-of-a-kind masterpieces!


Light Up Your Life: What to Add to Candles for a Fun Twist!

Are you looking for a fun twist to light up your life? Candles are the perfect way to add some ambiance and atmosphere into any room. But why settle for just plain candles when you can add something extra special? Here are some ideas on what to add into your candles for a unique and creative experience!

From herbs, spices, and essential oils – there’s no limit to what you can put in your candle-making project. Whether it’s dried rose petals or lavender buds, adding these natural elements will give off an aromatic scent that will fill the air with warmth and relaxation. You could even try mixing different scents together like cinnamon sticks with orange peel or eucalyptus leaves with peppermint oil!

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try adding glitter or confetti inside of the wax before pouring it in? This is sure to create a beautiful sparkle effect as soon as the flame hits it! Or if that doesn’t sound appealing enough then how about using food coloring instead of regular dye chips – this will give off vibrant colors when lit up!

No matter which ingredients you choose, make sure they’re safe before lighting them up. And remember: have fun experimenting until you find something that lights up your life just right!

Aromatic Adventures: Spice Up Your Candle with These Surprising Ingredients!

Are you looking for a way to spice up your candle-making routine? Look no further than aromatic adventures! With the right ingredients, you can create unique and interesting scents that will tantalize your senses. From herbs and spices to essential oils, there are plenty of surprising additions that can take your candles from ordinary to extraordinary. Here’s how you can get started on an aromatic adventure today!

Herbs and spices are a great way to add depth and complexity to any scent. Try adding some ground cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm, spicy aroma; rosemary or thyme for an earthy fragrance; or lavender buds for a calming effect. You could even mix multiple herbs together if desired – just be sure not to overpower the original scent of the candle itself!

Essential oils offer another option when it comes to creating custom fragrances in candles. Choose from floral notes like jasmine or ylang-ylang; woodsy aromas such as cedarwood or sandalwood; citrusy scents like lemon peel oil; herbal options including peppermint oil – the possibilities are endless! Just remember that essential oils tend to evaporate quickly so use them sparingly in order achieve maximum impact with each burn time.

Finally, don’t forget about other natural elements such as dried flowers petals which make beautiful decorative accents while also providing subtle hints of their own unique aromas into each flame lit session. So go ahead – explore all these exciting ways of spicing up your candle making experience with these surprisingly simple ingredients!

Candle Concoctions: Get Creative and Make Your Own Unique Scented Candles

Are you ready to get creative and make your own unique scented candles? Candle concoctions are the perfect way to express yourself and add a personal touch to any room.

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With just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own signature scent that will fill the air with warmth and comfort. From essential oils to dried herbs, there are endless possibilities for creating custom-made candles that will bring life into any space. So grab some supplies, light up those wicks, and let’s get started on crafting our very own candle concoctions!

Flickering Fragrances: How To Create Customized Candles That Smell Amazing

If you’re looking for a way to make your home smell amazing, why not try creating customized candles with flickering fragrances? It’s easier than you think! With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create candles that will fill your space with delightful aromas.

First off, choose the type of wax that best suits your needs. Whether it’s soy or beeswax, there are plenty of options available to get started. Once you’ve decided on the wax type, it’s time to pick out some scented oils or essential oils that will give your candle its unique aroma. You can mix and match different combinations until you find one that smells just right!

Next up is adding color to bring life into the candle itself – this part is totally optional but highly recommended if you want something truly special! There are several ways in which this can be done: either by using liquid dyes or powdered pigments; both work well depending on what look and feel you’re going for.

Finally comes wicking – an important step as it helps keep the flame burning evenly throughout use without any smokey residue left behind afterwards. Wicks come in various sizes so make sure to select one appropriate for whatever size container/candle jar/mold etc.,you plan on using before moving forward with assembly process itself (which we won’t go into detail here).

Once all these steps have been completed successfully then voila – congratulations!

Let There Be Light (and Aroma): Crafting the Perfect Candle Combination

When it comes to crafting the perfect candle combination, let there be light – and aroma! Whether you’re looking for a subtle hint of fragrance or an all-out scent explosion, adding essential oils to your candles can take them from ordinary to extraordinary. With so many different types of oils available, you have the opportunity to create something truly unique and special.

From floral notes like lavender and rosemary, to woodsy scents like cedarwood and sandalwood – the possibilities are endless! And don’t forget about citrusy aromas such as bergamot or orange blossom – these can add a refreshing twist that will make your candles stand out from the crowd. So go ahead: unleash your inner alchemist by experimenting with different combinations until you find one that’s just right for you!

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How to Put Things in Candles




Are you looking for a way to add some light and life into your home? Look no further than this article! We’ll show you how to turn ordinary objects into creative candles that will brighten up any room. From Candle-Making 101, to the secret of crafting creative candles, we have all the details you need. Plus, if boring candle holders are getting old, we’ve got tips on how to get creative with them too! So don’t be afraid of the dark – let there be light with our guide on turning anything into a candle!

Table of contents: How to put things in candles

  1. Light Up Your Life: How to Turn Ordinary Objects into Candles!
  2. Candle-Making 101: Learn the Art of Illuminating Everyday Items!
  3. The Secret to Crafting Creative Candles? It’s All in the Details!
  4. Tired of Boring Candle Holders? Here’s How to Get Creative with Yours!
  5. Let There Be Light! A Guide on Turning Anything Into a Candle.

It’s no secret that candles are a great way to add ambiance and warmth to any room. But did you know that you can also use them for storage? That’s right, with the help of some clever candle-crafting techniques, you can turn your favorite scented wax into an unexpected storage solution!

The first step is choosing the right type of candle. If you want something sturdy enough to hold small items like jewelry or coins, opt for a pillar or jar-style candle. These types of candles have thicker walls and will be able to support heavier objects without melting away too quickly. For lighter items such as paper clips or erasers, try using votive candles instead – they have thinner walls so won’t weigh down your trinkets too much!

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Once you’ve chosen your perfect wax vessel, it’s time to get creative with how exactly you’ll store things inside it. You could simply place whatever item(s) directly in the center of the candle before lighting it up – make sure there isn’t anything flammable in there! Alternatively, if space allows for it (and depending on what kind of object is being stored), consider creating multiple compartments within the same container by carving out sections from either side and then sealing them off with melted wax afterwards – this way each compartment will remain separate from one another even when lit up! 

Finally don’t forget about safety: never leave burning candles unattended and always keep them away from children/pets/flammable materials etc., as well as making sure they’re placed on heatproof surfaces at all times – just because these DIY containers look cute doesn’t mean their contents should be taken lightly! 

So next time someone asks where all those little knickknacks are hiding around your house…you know what answer to give: “In my trusty old candlesticks!


Light up Your Life: How To Turn Ordinary Objects Into Candles!

Do you ever feel like your life is missing something? Well, why not light it up with some candles! With a few simple steps and materials, you can turn ordinary objects into beautiful candles that will add a touch of warmth and ambiance to any room. Here’s how to get started:

First, gather your supplies. You’ll need wax (paraffin or soy), wicks, containers for the candle (such as jars or mugs), and whatever object you want to put in the candle. Now it’s time for the fun part – deciding what kind of object to use! From seashells to dried flowers, there are endless possibilities when it comes to adding unique elements into your homemade candles.

Next up is melting down the wax so that it can be poured into your container of choice. This step requires caution since hot wax can cause burns if handled improperly; make sure you’re using protective gear such as oven mitts while handling heated materials! Once melted down completely, pour enough wax into each container until about 1/4 inch from the top remains empty – this space allows room for wick placement later on in assembly process.

Now comes one of my favorite parts – arranging all those special objects inside each jar before pouring in more melted wax overtop them! Place desired items carefully within each jar before slowly filling with remaining liquid paraffin or soy until just below rim level is reached once again – this ensures proper burning conditions when lit later on during usage phase too!.

Candle-Making 101: Learn the Art of Illuminating Everyday Items!

Are you looking for a way to add some extra sparkle and shine to your everyday items? Look no further than candle-making! You can learn the art of illuminating ordinary objects with candles with just a few simple steps. From adding an elegant touch to dinner parties or creating unique gifts, there are endless possibilities when it comes to crafting beautiful candles. So grab your supplies and let’s get started on Candle-Making 101!

First things first: choose the right wax. Many types of wax are available for candle making, so make sure you select one best suited for your project. Once you have chosen the type of wax, it’s time to melt it down to create a liquid form that can be poured into molds or containers.

Next up is wick selection – this will determine how well your candle burns and its overall look once lit up! Make sure that whatever wick size you choose matches the diameter of your container; otherwise, it won’t burn properly and could even cause an unsafe situation if not done correctly.

Now comes the fun part – decorating! You can use anything from glittery beads or sequins all the way up to dried flowers or herbs as decorations inside each individual candle mold before pouring in melted wax – go wild with creativity here as there really are no limits when designing these beauties! Just remember not too overdo any single element so they don’t overpower each other once lit up later on down the line…

Finally – pour in melted wax slowly but surely until desired level has been reached (make sure not too fill them too full though!) then leave them undisturbed until completely cooled off before removing from their molds/containers & voila – now all that’s left is lighting them up & enjoying their warm glow around any room they gracefully illuminate with beauty & style !

The Secret to Crafting Creative Candles? It’s All in the Details!

It’s no secret that crafting creative candles can be a tricky task. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution to get you started! The key to making unique and eye-catching candles is all in the details.

From experimenting with different waxes and wicks, to adding special ingredients like herbs or essential oils, you can make your candle stand out from the crowd! So if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to create something truly special, look no further than these tips on how to put things in candles.

With a little bit of creativity and attention-to-detail, your next candle will be sure to wow everyone who sees it!

Tired of Boring Candle Holders? Here’s How to Get Creative with Yours!

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Are you tired of the same old boring candle holders? If so, it’s time to get creative and think outside the box! With a few simple steps, you can turn your ordinary candle holders into something unique and eye-catching. Here are some ideas on how to make your candles stand out from the rest:

1. Add color – Whether it’s painting them with bright colors or adding ribbons or beads around them, there are plenty of ways to add a splash of color to your candle holders.

2. Get creative with shapes – Instead of using traditional round or square shaped candles, why not try something more unusual like stars or hearts? You could even use cookie cutters as molds for making custom shapes!

3. Embellishments – Glue on small items such as buttons, sequins and glitter for an extra sparkly effect that will really make your candles shine!

4. Make it personal – Use photos or special messages written in calligraphy for an extra special touch that will remind you (or someone else) just how much they mean to you every time they light up their room with one of these beautiful creations!

Let There Be Light! A Guide on Turning Anything Into a Candle.

Let There Be Light! A Guide on Turning Anything Into a Candle.

Let there be light! Or, in this case, let there be candles. With just a few simple steps and some creative thinking, you can turn anything into a candle. From old mugs to empty wine bottles – the possibilities are endless! So if you’re looking for an easy way to add some ambiance to your home or garden party, look no further than this guide on turning anything into a candle.

First things first: choose your vessel of choice. Whether it’s an old mug or jar that needs repurposing or something new entirely – the sky is truly the limit when it comes to what kind of container you use for your homemade candle creation. Once you’ve chosen your vessel, make sure it’s clean and dry before moving on to step two: wick placement! This part is important as proper wick placement will ensure that your flame burns evenly without any smokey messes afterwards (we don’t want any fires here!).

Next up is wax selection time! There are plenty of different types of wax out there so take some time researching which one would work best with whatever type of container/wick combination you have going on here (beeswax tends to work well with most materials). Once everything has been selected and placed properly in its respective spot within the container – now comes the fun part: melting down all those ingredients together until they form one beautiful little masterpiece we call “candle”!

And voila – congratulations! You’ve just created yourself a unique piece that not only looks great but also provides warmth and light wherever needed (just remember not leave them unattended). So go ahead – get creative and start making those candles shine bright like stars in night sky…let there be light indeed!!

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Birthday Cake Candle Scents




One of the best things about a birthday is the cake. But what’s even better is the candles on the cake. They make everything smell so good! What’s your favorite scent for a birthday cake candle?

I think my favorite scent for a birthday cake candle is vanilla. It smells so sweet and reminds me of celebrations! What about you? What’s your favorite scent for a birthday cake candle?

Birthday Cake Candle Scents

You can’t go wrong with a Birthday Cake candle scent! This decadent sweet flavor is reminiscent of moist, white cake topped with a delicious buttercream frosting. The smell is mouthwatering and will make your next birthday party a hit.

And what better way to celebrate your birthday than with the perfect cake scent? Here are a few ideas for birthday candles that smell just like a slice of the real thing!

PERFECT Birthday Cake

Nothing says happy birthday like the PERFECT Birthday Cake candle scent. This sweet blend of buttercream frosting and vanilla cake delivers an intoxicating scent. Perfect for any celebration, this cake candle is ideal for home or office use. It’s also available in four-ounce, eight-ounce, and sixteen-ounce sizes. The ultimate birthday cake candle features a spinning flower with a birthday song melody. Perfect for birthday parties and gatherings, this cake candle is sure to make someone feel special.

Happy Birthday is for you if you want the perfect birthday cake scent. This fragrance is reminiscent of a classic birthday cake with icing and sprinkles. It contains fragrance oils and is paraben and phthalate-free. If you’d prefer something a little more subtle, try Happy Birthday Body Lotion. The birthday cake fragrance is sure to make everyone smile. It’s the perfect birthday candle scent for a girl or a woman!


The classic fragrance of a birthday cake is the perfect companion to a Birthday Cake Candle. Made with pure cane sugar and topped with buttercream frosting, this candle encapsulates the scent of a freshly baked cake. A hint of whipped cream complements the undertones of vanilla and caramel. The perfect gift for any birthday, this candle will delight anyone who loves baking! It is available in various sizes, and its pleasant scent will make everyone in the house want to indulge in it!

Vanilla candle

The delightfully rich aroma of a Birthday Cake Candle is irresistible! It’ll send you bursting with the exact ecstasy-infused cake and will make you want to bake yourself! The glass container is colorful, festive, and a beautiful keepsake. When you’re ready to celebrate the birthday of someone you care about, try a Vanilla Birthday Cake candle!

Remember to use caution when burning candles, and never place them near things that can catch fire. Keep your candle out of reach of children or pets, and never burn the cake!

Sweet Undertones of Vanilla

If you love a birthday cake’s sweet, creamy aroma, this cake candle scent is just for you. This candle scent contains notes of vanilla and sweet undertones. The fragrance evokes memories of childhood and celebrates birthdays. The cake scent has undertones of vanilla and sugar, and the vanilla is a very mellow note. It also has a creamy, slightly nutty finish.

The Birthday Cake candle fragrance is a rich blend of fruity fruits, including raspberry and blackberry. The base notes of vanilla and musk are mellow and inviting. The scent will transport you to a bakery. The top notes are reminiscent of fruit punch, while the middle notes hint at butter cake, bourbon-infused marshmallows, and fresh-picked coconut.

Baking with Birthday Candles

This delicious fragrance is just what you need on your birthday. This cake candle comes in an adorable mason jar with colorful sprinkles. It smells like buttery yellow birthday cake, with hints of vanilla and cream. This candle is a great way to commemorate a birthday or any special occasion. Afterward, burn the candle as a gift to your friends. The scent will last for hours, and you’ll be reminded of the celebration.

The fragrance of this birthday cake candle will transform your kitchen into a bakery without the mess! The scent will transport you to a birthday party with its rich butter, maple sugar, creamed vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s the perfect birthday present for any sweet tooth, and your guests will envy your sweet treats. This cake scent also makes for a beautiful keepsake. Just make sure to buy several jars so you can use them as gifts.


When it comes to birthday candles, there are a variety of scents to choose from. Whether you want the smell of a classic birthday cake or something a little more subtle, there’s sure to be a scent that suits your needs. Baking with birthday candles can make your kitchen smell like a bakery, and the scent will last for hours. The vanilla birthday cake candle is perfect for anyone who loves the sweet smell of vanilla. With its notes of butter and sugar, this candle is sure to make you feel nostalgic.

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