How to Make Candles at Home

Homemade scented essential oil candles made with two simple ingredients. The perfect #diy or holiday gift!

Who doesn’t love candles? These candle recipes will show you how to make candles at home using all-natural ingredients. Scented candles with essential oils make the ultimate relaxation gift and the perfect use for all of those old mason jars. You just need wax, wicks and essential oils.



Other supplies:

  • 8 ounce mason jars (or jars of choice)
  • wood stirring device
  • pens or chopsticks for securing wicks.


  1. Melt soy wax in a pot over low-medium heat. They should melt fairly easily but turn up heat slightly if taking more than a few minutes. Stir using wood stirring device (I used a chopstick)
  2. Once melted, add 80-102 drops of your favorite essential oils. Amount depends on type of essential oils and how potent they are.
  3. Anchor wicks to bottom of mason jars using a bit of wax.
  4. Tape wick upright to a horizontal chopstick or pen (see picture above).
  5. Pour wax into mason jar and then repeat until all jars are full. Depending on size of mason jars you may have some wax leftover.
  6. Let stand until solid (about 1 hour).
  7. Cut wick to desired length.

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