When creating the perfect romantic dinner date, you need the right food, light and tasty to be enjoyed in a soothing ambiance that can’t be complete without some lit candles. The soothing dim light emanating from the flickery fire of the candle is not only romantic but relaxing, making it a great way to set the mood for your downtime.
Needless to say that candles remained in our lives even after the invention of electricity. Their purpose might have changed and diminished, but many of us still appreciate this simple item to make our homes even homier. Even if we don’t use them often, there are plenty of votive candles we use for home decor, and we can’t forget the wonderfully scented candles, which are the focus for today.
While scented candles might have been around for decades, their popularity has made substantial growth in recent years. With more people trying to do their part in helping the environment, scented candles have started replacing air freshener sprays in many households, which in turn has raised the price of scented candles.
Candle making is a pretty straightforward matter, and the price of the materials is a lot cheaper than buying the finished product. And as a bonus, you get to customize the scent you love the best, without spending hours sniffing out all of the scented candle choices at the store.
So, here are some of the top scented candle tutorials that can get you started on making your ultimate scented candle.
Dessert Jelly Jar Candle
Who doesn’t love the scent of freshly baked apple pie? It is that kind of scent that puts a smile on our face no matter how old we get. While you might not be able to make that sweet apple pie every day, you can enjoy the scent of it with this soy wax apple pie scented candle. You will need a Presto Pot or double boiler to melt the wax, but other than that the process is very easy to follow.
DIY Candle Making From Your Pantry Series: Basic Mold Scented Candle
One of the beauties of the scented candles is that they come in many shapes and colors. You might think the cost of the materials for making them must be high, but actually, you can make whatever color candles you like with some paraffin wax, crayons, and some essential oils of your choosing.
One Homemade Fall-Scented Jar Candle From Scratch!
Fall is the season of plenty, but because of the many popular holidays in fall and the traditional meals served during those, we came to associate fall mostly with the scent of apples, pumpkins, and cranberries. They are all wonderful smells, and with these soy wax candles, you can be sure to enjoy them all year long.
Most store available candles r at least the more affordable ones are made with paraffin wax, which is not considered too safe or non-toxic by many. 100% soy wax candles are a good and safer alternative, but if you can get your hands on some beeswax, then you have to try making some citrusy or flowery scented candles. You’ll love the scent they’ll emanate.
Not all candles have to bear mild aromas of fruits and flowers. They can also appeal to the men in our lives and these cedarwood candles will make just the perfect gift for Father’s day, an anniversary or just a simple gratitude gift. Men might not like scented candles too much, but they’ll sure appreciate this one.
Citronella And Natural Scented Candles
The neat thing about making your own candles is that you can control not only what type of wax and scent you’re using but also how you decorate it. In this tutorial, you get a few ideas on how to make them more interesting, by adding dried flowers, cinnamon or dried citrus slices, and a nice tip on how to melt wax in tin cans.
Sweet Cinnamon Stick Candles
Sometimes you don’t even have to melt the wax to get a scented candle. You just need some cinnamon sticks. When you wrap a candle with cinnamon sticks (or put a tea candle in a bowl of coffee beans) the heat from the candle will enhance and release the smell of the cinnamon, filling up the room. And it looks so cute too.
Pine Scented Candles
Another popular and fresh small is pine. It will appeal to all you know who love the outdoors, especially hiking in the woods. And the color combination of white and green is just perfect.
Tea cans can be pretty decorative and many use them for storing other things besides tea in them. And if you’re looking for a larger container that’s not a mason jar to make a jumbo scented candle, then tea cans are a perfect choice. And don’t forget to choose an appropriate tea scent, like chamomile, mint or lavender, to name a few.
For our last scented candle idea, we suggest trying this citronella candle, which will definitely become a precious item in your home during mosquito season. Citronella is widely known as a bug repellant, so making a big batch of these and lighting them around the house sure beats suffocating from praying your home with regular bug repellants.
That’s all the scented candle ideas we have for now. We sure hope this will light up some ideas for making one and filling up your home with your favorite scent whenever you feel like it. What’s your best scent combo for homemade candles? Leave us your ideas and suggestions in the comment section below.