DIY: Homemade scented candles

by Greco Roots

Homemade scented candles

Ingredients for 8 small candles:

2kg paraffin (wax) 
your favorite essential oils
candle molds (small glass jars, pots and tins)


  1. Grate or chop your wax and put it in your double boiler (or boil some water in a large saucepan, then set a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan). Leave to melt, stirring every so often.
  2. Once the wax has melted, add your desired essential oil or combination of essential oils (for a 250ml-sized candle, about 30ml of oil is ample).
  3. Remove from the heat once everything has been added. Set aside and quickly prepare your mold.
  4.  Insert the wick in the mold by sitting it vertically across the top of the mold. Pour in the wax to about 2cm from the top.
  5. Cut off the wick and leave the candle for at least 24 hours before lighting it.

Make your own signature scent!


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