Homemade Essential Oil Candle Recipe

There is something so warm, cozy and relaxing when it comes to lit candles around the house. I have some essential oils I just love and decided to try a homemade essential oil candle recipe that I found on MarthaStewart.com.

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 pounds soy-wax chips
  • 6-inch wick with wick tab
  • Glass container, a mason jar works great (FYI 2 pounds of wax chips will give you 32 fluid ounces of wax)
  • Skewer
  • Your favorite essential oil (I used lavender)
  • Transparent glass paint (optional)


  • Step 1: Place wax chips in a heatproof glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until smooth throughout.
  • Step 2: For each candle, cut wick to height of vessel plus 2 inches. Dip wick tab in melted wax and center at bottom of vessel. Wrap other end of string around skewer and knot. Rest skewer across top of vessel.

  • Step 3: Scent wax by mixing in essential oil, about 30 drops for each cup of wax. Fill each vessel a quarter of the way and let set, about 10 minutes. Fill rest of vessel and let set until firm, several hours. Trim wick. If desired, use glass paint to tint exterior of vessel before filling. 

  • Step 4: I didn’t think of this while I was doing it but I imagine you could even put lavender petals (or other flower petals) in the wax too.  And of course you can add tint to make the candle whatever color you desire.

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