How To Make Your Own Aromatherapy Candles At Home

Follow Me on Pinterest What is the purpose of an Aromatherapy candle? Is it possible to make them at home for a low cost? How can you do that?


Aromatherapy is a gentle art that helps to create psychological well being through the release of aromatic compounds. The purpose of an aromatherapy candle is to burn quietly in the background of your home or workplace in order to instill a more soothing atmosphere. The psychological benefits lead quickly to physiological benefits as blood pressure reduces and tension ceases.

Why A Candle?

The candle works by binding essential oils, such as tea tree oil or oil of evening primrose, along with other aromatic compounds into a small waxen structure. When the wax is burnt and melted as with a normal candle, the fragrant compounds are released into the air at a slow and steady rate. This enables the chosen venue to be scented for long periods of time.

Making Your Own

It is extremely easy to make your own at home given only a small amount of supplies. In order to achieve this you will need the following;

A Double Boiler (Baine Marie)
Candle Wax, in flakes or small pieces. (Soy wax or beeswax)
Large Jar
Wicks alongside a holder.
Containers (shot glasses etc.)
Essential Oils

1) Firstly set up your double boiler with water and bring to the boil.

2) Fill your jar 3/4 full with wax flakes and then begin to melt it. Do not allow it to boil.

3) After around 15 minutes the wax will be fully melted so remove from the boiler and add your oils and additives to the molten wax. Experiment with the smell, that’s the fun part!

4) Before the wax begins to solidify take your containers and make sure the wick is placed relatively straight and central. Use some kind of holder, even knotting the top to a pencil works.

5) Pour the scented wax into the containers as neatly as you can. Leave a nice strip of wick at the top and allow it to cool overnight.

6) Come down in the morning, cut any excess wick and light it up!

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