Scented candles are now available in every corner of the country, you can now purchase many kinds of candles with various scents or aromas. The price of a quality scented candle can be very expensive. No wonder the idea of making a scented candle through a DIY project has become more preferable especially to those who do not like the idea of spending plenty of cash only for a decorative candle with a nice smell. One of the greatest things about making your own scented candles at home is that you can choose to add your most desired aromas to the candle. Cinnamon, apple and pumpkin are among the top scented candles in the stores. You are most welcome to discover other great smells on your candles and add them to your very own scented candles.
Making a scented candle at home turns out to be extremely easy. As long as you have all the required items and equipment, you can make your own scented candles without any difficulty. Before you start your DIY scented candle project, it is important that you decide the right fragrance that you will use. This simple step is seen as the key to make a decorative and very useful scented candle for you home.
When it comes to choosing the fragrances for your scented candles, you can choose from water-based fragrance and the one made from oil. Since wax is also made from oil, the oil-based fragrance would be the best choice here.
Fruity: Apple, Pineapple, Coconut, Tropical, Agave, Citrus, Grapefruit
Sweets: Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Blueberry Muffin, Cupcakes, Snicker doodle, Vanilla
Earthy: Floral/Roses, Clove, Lilac, Autumn, Eucalyptus, Winter Woods
Soft: Linen, Rain, Cucumber Melon, Cool Water, White Blossom
Bold: Midnight, Champagne, Lavender, Bamboo
Making a candle at home should be started with preparing the wax material. This item should be melted in a double boiler and you can pour the wax once it get melted completely. Make sure that you hold the wick properly in the molding container in this pouring process. Before you remove the cool wax, you will have to leave it for about 4 to 6 hours. It is important that you only use the non-stick cooking spray on the molding container before pouring the melting wax. That way, it would be a lot easier for you to remove the formed wax. In order to help you remove the candle from the mold more easily, it would be best if you put it in the freezer for 30 minutes at least.
For a more comprehensive guide on how to make candles, be sure to check out our full guide on DIY Scented Candles. It’s short and simple!
Deciding the top scented candle or the best fragrance for your candles could be quite tricky such as matching the candle with the location to create the perfect atmosphere. The more you experiment, the more you’ll start to understand which scent matches the best locations in your home.