Aromatherapy can be used for many different purposes or benefits.
The beauty of making your own aromatherapy candles is that you control the quality of the ingredients and also you can create the blend of essential oils that you personally like.
You can adapt the aroma based on the time of year if you want too. Pumpkin for Thanksgiving or perhaps cloves for Christmas.
If you want to relax a little, try some vanilla. If you want to stay alert, try some peppermint. Your choices are endless.
To learn which oils do what, you should consult an aromatherapy book or simply visit an aromatherapy store.
The amount of essential oils you add to your candle will depend on how strong you want the aroma, which oils you are using, how big the candle is, the size of the room that the candle will be burning in, how many candles you plan on burning at the same time, etc.
Usually, you don’t need many drops. In most situations, 10 or fewer drops will suffice. But you may need to play with the formulation a little to get the aroma you seek.
You Will Need
- Primed wicks
- Double boiler
- Kitchen scale
- Essential oils
- Bowl of cool water
- Dye if adding color
- Stearin if making paraffin candles
- Pencil, chopstick or wicking needle
- Add the wick to the mould. To do this, follow Step 1 of the single color candle.
- Melt the stearin, dye (optional), wax and essential oil.
- Pour the wax into the mould once the proper pouring temperature has been reached.
- Place the mould in a bowl of cool water to let the candle cool. You will probably need to weigh the candle down in some way as candles naturally float.
- After the candle has cooled, remove it from the water.
- Follow Step 5 of the single color candle.
- Remove the candle from the mould as describe in Step 6 of the single color candle.