DIY Lavender Candle

Looking for a fun and easy way to relax after a long day?

You’re going to love this DIY Lavender Candle! It’s simple, affordable, and the perfect way to unwind. I love the scent of this candle, and I think that you’re going to as well!

Lavender is known for its relaxing properties – so this candle is the perfect way to wind down after a long day. Plus, it’s made with all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about using it.

Try the simple instructions in this blog post to learn how to make your lavender candle! It’s such an easy way to make your house smell amazing!

Be sure to check out my DIY Essential Oil Candle as well! You can never have too many candles sitting around the house!

DIY lavender candle

DIY Lavender Candle

It’s crazy to think of the prices that we’ll pay at the store for candles! I decided a very long time ago that I was done paying those high prices and I was just going to make it myself. It’s worked out so far – this candle recipe smells amazing and I’m always getting compliments on it.

What are the benefits of lavender?

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for good reason—its benefits are awesome! If you’re looking for a little relaxation, lavender is the perfect scent.

Not only does it have a calming effect, but lavender is also known to relieve stress, headache pain, and insomnia.

One simple way to enjoy lavender oil is by making your own lavender candle. This DIY project is simple and only requires a few supplies which is why it’s a great activity to get started on right away.

Recommended Candle-Making Books

Are you interested to learn more about candle making? Grab these books and discover how candles were made.

There are so many fun ways that you can make and design candles – and they’re all really quite easy to do!

I love using books like this to give me inspiration because everyone knows that we all need it sometimes!

These books below are perfect for seeing what you want to make and then giving it your best shot. Who knows – you may get good enough at making candles that you can start giving them out as gifts as well! (or maybe one day even selling them!)

How to Make Candles: A Guide for Learning How to Make Candles for BeginnersHow to Make Candles: A Guide for Learning How to Make Candles for BeginnersThe Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own CandlesThe Candlemaker’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own CandlesCandle Making Basics: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)Candle Making Basics: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)100 Candle Making Recipes: Marbled Container Candles, Wine Glass Candles, Tea Light Candles, Votive Candles, Ombre Candles, Dipped Candles, Pillar Candles & So Much More100 Candle Making Recipes: Marbled Container Candles, Wine Glass Candles, Tea Light Candles, Votive Candles, Ombre Candles, Dipped Candles, Pillar Candles & So Much MoreThe complete candle making recipes for beginners to the expert: A Detailed step by step guide to making incredible homemade candle with different fragranceThe complete candle making recipes for beginners to the expert: A Detailed step by step guide to making incredible homemade candle with different fragranceHandmade Candles and Smudge Sticks: 35 inspiring step-by-step projectsHandmade Candles and Smudge Sticks: 35 inspiring step-by-step projects

 

Supplies:

You’ll just need the following supplies below to get started! If you’re planning on making a lot of candles, having these supplies on hand is a great idea.

Note: You can buy this candle making kit that has most of the supplies, except for the lavender buds and essential oil.

DIY lavender candle process

How to make a lavender candle

  1. Put the soy wax flakes inside the melting pot, and set that inside a shallow saucepan with ½ inch of water.
DIY lavender candle process

2. Melt the wax over low heat while stirring often.

3. While melting, attach a glue dot to the bottom of each 4 oz. jar, then press the wick into it.

DIY lavender candle process
DIY lavender candle process

4. Set the center device on top of the jar, over the wick, then push the wick into the slot.

DIY lavender candle process

5. Remove the melted wax from heat then add essential oil. Stir well.

DIY lavender candle process

6. Pour the wax into the candle jars and let sit for 20 minutes or so. Add the lavender buds.

DIY lavender candle process

7. Let the candles be fully set and undisturbed for about 12 hours.

DIY lavender candle process

8. Trim the wick to the top of the center device with scissors once the candles are set.

DIY lavender candle process

9. Voila! Your lavender candle is now ready!

DIY lavender candle

Recommended Pretty Candle Jars

Do you need supplies for your DIY Candle project? Take a look at these candle jars from Etsy. Choose between the France Candle Glass (left) or a Frosted Candle Jar (right). They are both cute and aesthetic.

France Candle Glass
Frosted Candle Jar

Does a candle ever start to lose its scent?

Yes, actually, they can start to lose some of their scents! If you don’t keep the lid on them or light them, they’ll start to get old and lose some of their scents. They don’t lose it all the way, but it will decrease.

DIY Lavender Candle

DIY Lavender Candle

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 12 hours 12 minutes
Total Time: 13 hours 32 minutes

Materials

  • 200 grams, or 7 ounces of soy wax flakes (2 bags if using the kit)
  • Melting pot
  • Mixing spoon
  • Shallow saucepan filled with ½ inch of water
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 pcs. 4oz jars
  • 2 Cotton wick
  • 2 Glue dot
  • 2 Center device
  • ½ tsp dried lavender buds

Instructions

  1. Put the soy wax flakes inside the melting pot, and set that inside a shallow saucepan with ½ inch of water.
  2. Melt the wax over low heat while stirring often.
  3. While melting, attach a glue dot to the bottom of each 4 oz. jar, then press the wick into it.
  4. Set the center device on top of the jar, over the wick, then push the wick into the slot.
  5. Remove the melted wax from heat then add essential oil. Stir well.
  6. Pour the wax into the candle jars and let sit for 20 minutes or so. Add the lavender buds.
  7. Let the candles be fully set and undisturbed for about 12 hours.
  8. Trim the wick to the top of the center device with scissors once the candles are set.

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Did you make this project?

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Whether you’re looking to relax or just want to enjoy the pleasant scent of lavender, this DIY lavender candle is a great way to do it.

Give it a try today! I think that you’ll love how it turns out – and just remember that practice makes perfect.

You can easily make this simple candle and then find ways that you’d tweak it to make it differently the next time.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this candle. I just love how it turns out every time that I make it. It’s one of my favorites to do. I’ll just grab a good book and light my candle to relax!

More DIY Projects to try

Are you looking for even more projects to do at home? This list below is a great way to give you more ideas and activities! All you need to do is get geared up and ready to have fun, and you’ll love all the things that you can make!

DIY Essential Oil Candle

DIY Honey and Lavender Sugar Scrub Tutorial

DIY Mermaid Bath Salts Tutorial

How to Make Scented Candles From Scratch by Food 52

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