I'm not sure why, but anytime I try to burn a regular candle, they give me headaches. Does that happen to you? I think it's all the chemicals...not really sure, but candles are so pretty and add a lovely ambiance to any room. My solution...make your OWN DIY essential oil candle tealights!
Whether you're using oils for mood enhancement, room scenting, or a boost to your immune system, these candles are a great way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy anytime you want.
How to Make Essential Oil Candle Tealights
If you love candles but get tired of the same old thing, why not try making your own custom-scented ones? It's easier than you might think, and you can create any essential oil combination of scents that you like. All you need is a little knowledge of essential oils and some basic candle-making supplies.
Here's how to make your own essential oil tealights! They're easy to make, plus they make any room smell amazing. aromatherapy is gaining in popularity for good reason: the healing power of plants is undeniable.
- 1 lb pouring pot
- 1 cup soy wax flakes
- 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice
- Empty tin tea lights
- Waxed tea lights wicks
- Wooden stir spoon
- Candle thermometer
Step By Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Add 1 cup of your soy wax flakes to your pouring pot and place your pot into a large pot of boiling water. Stir your wax until the temperature reaches 167°F with a candle thermometer.
Step 2: Stir in 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice.
Step 3: Hold the top of each wick and dip the metal ends into the melted wax.
Step 4: Press metal ends into the bottom of each tin tea light container.
Step 5: Carefully pour your melted wax into each tin container and fill to the top.
Step 6: Carefully place your tea light containers onto a plate and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until the wax is completely solid.
Best Essential Oil Combinations for Candles
There are so many different essential oils out there, each with its own unique scent. So, how do you choose the right combination for your candles? Here are five of our favorite essential oil combinations for candles that are sure to please any nose:
Lavender and Lemongrass Essential Oil
This combination of lavender and lemongrass is perfect for relaxation. The lavender will help you feel calm and relaxed, while the lemongrass will keep you from feeling sleepy.
Orange and Clove Essential Oil
This combination is perfect for a cozy winter night. The orange will bring a touch of sweetness, while the clove will add a spicy kick.
Cinnamon and Vanilla Essential Oil
This combination is perfect for fall. The cinnamon will give your candle a warm, inviting scent, while the vanilla will add a touch of sweetness.
Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oil
This combination is perfect for when you need an energy boost. The peppermint will invigorate and uplift you, while the eucalyptus will clear your head and sinuses.
Lemon and Rosemary Essential Oil
This combination is perfect for when you need to focus. The lemon will help to clear your mind, while the rosemary will improve your concentration.