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How To Make Scented Candles Without Essential Oils | Homemade DIYs

Scented candles can make the ambiance blissful on many occasions like birthdays, marriage anniversaries, celebrations, parties, etc. You can also use them for kindling romantic vibes in your home. Scented candles made from pure essential oils are popular due to their invigorating and powerful fragrances.

How To Make Scented Candles Without Essential Oils

Despite their multiple benefits, you should choose them carefully as some of them might be scented with artificial fragrances. Instead, you can try making them at home by using some wax, herbs, and other ingredients that are easily available at home. Today, we will be looking at some amazing DIY scented candle making recipes that will prove to be useful in more than one way in your home.

Make Scented Candles Without Essential Oils

Scented candles, especially homemade ones, are usually made with essential oils. However, they might not always be available, and you would want to make scented candles without them. So firstly, you should look in your kitchen to find some useful ingredients there or you can get candle making supplies directly from VedaOils. So without wasting any time, let’s hop in and understand how scented candles are made without essential oils or any expensive stuff!

Recipe 1: Vanilla Scented Candle with Soy Wax Flakes

Vanilla scented candles have an amazing aroma and can be easily found in candle shops. If you have vanilla extract at your home, it is easy to make them at home without any expensive fancy items.

Vanilla Scented Candle with Soy Wax Flakes
Candle Making Supplies:

Directions:

Step 1: Take 20 ounces or more (as per the size and count of candles) of soy wax flakes. Now, melt them in a container placed within a saucepan consisting of boiling water.

Step 2: Let the wax melt completely and then stop heating. Put thermometer inside wax and once the wax reaches a temperature between 120 to 125-degree Fahrenheit, pour some vanilla extract.

Step 3: Now, insert the pre-waxed candle wicks into the candle mold (Aluminium Candle Mould or Yankee Candle Jar).

Step 4: Pour melted soy wax into candle mold (Aluminium Candle Mould or Yankee Candle Jar) carefully.

Step 5: Remember to use candle wick holder (Wooden Candle Wick Holder) to maintain candle wicks centred position.

Step 6: Use these candles after 72 hours as they need to be cured completely before use.

Recipe 2: Lavender Scented Candle with Soy Wax Flakes

Lavender Scented Candles can be made at your home without Lavender Essential Oil. However, you would need lavender extract and dried lavender flowers to make exotic and mesmerizing lavender scented candles.

Lavender Scented Candle with Soy Wax Flakes
Candle Making Supplies:

Directions:

Step 1: Start by adding some water in a double boiler and heat it on a high flame. Place a saucepan on the top of it and put your candle wax in it.

Step 2: When the wax starts melting, stir it continuously to leave no lumps or chunks. Let the wax cool down a bit till 125-degree Fahrenheit, and then add some Lavender extract and crushed lavender petals to it.

Step 3: Now, insert the wooden candle wicks into the candle mold (Aluminium Candle Mould or Yankee Candle Jar).

Step 4: Pour melted soy wax into candle mold carefully. Don’t forget to use the wick holders to center candle wicks properly.

Step 5: Your lavender scented candles are ready and can be used after a couple of days.

Recipe 3: Tea Scented Candle with Beeswax

Aromatic candles can be infused with tea leaves to make them smell exotic. The best thing about our recipe is that you can use green, black, or regular tea leaves in this recipe as per your choice.

Tea Scented Candle with Beeswax
Candle Making Supplies:

Directions:

Step 1: Heat a double boiler filled with water. Once the water heats up, place a saucepan on its top and put all of your yellow beeswax pellets in.

Step 2: If lumps start to form while heating, use a spatula or a metal rod and stir it nicely. Put the flame off and let the wax cool down up to 125-degree Fahrenheit (measure temperature using candle thermometer).

Step 3: Now, add some olive oil to the wax and let it blend nicely. After that, add your tea leaves and mix them nicely.

Step 4: Pour melted bees wax into candle mold carefully. Don’t forget to use the wick holders to center candle wicks properly.

Step 5: Your tea-infused candles are ready to be used and can be used after a couple of days after curing process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In the above section, we have covered some scented candle DIY recipes. If you have any queries or questions about making aromatic candles without essential oils, please go through these FAQs to find the solution.

Q: What can I use to hold my wick in place?

A: To hold the candle wick in place, you should use a wick holder.

Q: Can I make a candle without scent?

A: Yes, regular candles are unscented, i.e., don’t have any scent.

Q: What candle-making supplies do you need?

A: To make scented candles without essential oils, you need candle molds, candle wax, candle wicks and holders, fragrance oil or extract, and a candle thermometer to check the temperature of melted wax.

Q: Can I use scented wax cubes to make candles?

A: Yes, you can use scented wax cubes to make scented candles. However, you will need to use the double boiler to melt these cubes, and if you are going to use a glass container, you should heat it along with the water to prevent it from shattering.

Q: Does soy candle wax expire?

A: Yes, soy wax should be used within 2 years, and you need to store it in proper conditions to prevent it from getting unusable before that.

Conclusion

Candle making is perfect when blend with essential oils and frangrance oils. However if you don't have both of them you can still make candles. As you have seen how to make scented candles without and learned about some precautions and suggestions in the FAQ section. We hope you enjoy our recipes and use them to make amazing scented candles for your friends and family!

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