How to Make Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy is a technique commonly used for healing a variety of stress related illnesses. Its popularity has been driven by its ability to reduce stress and generally improve health. Aromatherapy candles are an enjoyable and easy way of taking advantage of aromatherapy. Imagine taking a long hot bath with magically scented candles burning around you. The scintillating scent in the atmosphere makes it truly relaxing. This must be an expensive affair? You may ask. However, you do not have to spend a lot of money to enjoy this magical experience. Interested in making your own aromatherapy candles? If you are interested, then here are few basics on how to make aromatherapy candles.


Aromatherapy Candles Making Basics

The elementary requirement for making aromatherapy candles is the regular equipment for making candles. They include:

Double boiler

Glass jar


Wax of your choice (candle wax, beeswax, soy wax)

Candle wax

Candle molds


For aromatherapy candles, essential oils are the best choice, but you can also use fragrance oils or scents used in candle making. Essential oils are easily available in food stores as well as bath stores. It is essential that you purchase authentic quality oils, whether they are multiple oils or blended oils. Choose scents that are truly rejuvenating and relaxing. They include lavender, ginger, chamomile, jasmine and bergamot.


After assembling all the necessary ingredients follow the following basic steps. Clean the candle jars thoroughly. The jars should not have long necks. Glass jelly jars are the best. Pour in your wax of choice. Beeswax is the best available through expensive. Soy wax is a cheaper alternative that is also suitable. Add a few drops of the essential oil. Use approximately five drops for every two cups of dry wax flakes. Melt the flaked wax appropriately. Stir the mixture to incorporate the oils evenly. Put the candlewick in the candle jar and pour the melted wax in the jar slowly. Use wick setters to ensure the wick stays in place. Finally, allow the aromatherapy candle jar to cool completely.


Making aromatherapy candles is easy and one can do it for fun. Enjoy your favorite scents in the most incredible way.

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