Cedarwood and Lavender Candle DIY A Calming Duo Highlighting The Beauty Of Nature
A cedarwood and lavender candle DIY to transform your space with a calming woodsy herbaceous essential oil candle blend. Hand-poured into glass jars highlighting the beauty of nature.
Say no more if you’ve been wondering how you can mix lavender and cedarwood! I’ll show you how I made this cedarwood and lavender candle DIY created with pure essential oils for a clean fragrance that’s true to life.
What does the combination of lavender + cedarwood smell like?
Lavender is world renowned for its versatile uses that have become a mainstay in our lives. And many are familiar with lavender essential oil’s herbaceous, clean, floral aroma that is steam distilled from the plant and is incredibly calming.
Whereas cedarwood is a lesser-known essential oil but equally calming. It’s steam distilled from the bark of cedar trees and maintains its outdoor aroma. While it is a strong woodsy scent, many find cedarwood to be quite grounding.
Combined lavender and cedarwood create a woodsy herbaceous scent with an earthy base, highlighted by soft floral notes. It is one candle scent that can transform your space with a tranquil aroma soothing to the senses.
Blend them into all-natural soy wax and hand-pour into translucent glass jars highlighting the beauty of nature in this cedarwood and lavender candle DIY! They are the perfect candle to light in the evening to create a sense of calm and promote rest and relaxation.
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How Many Drops Of Oil Do I Need For Candles?
To refresh your space with a true-to-life aroma of an essential oil candle, you need to know how many drops of oil to use. It all begins with a candle’s fragrance load, which means the percentage of fragrance used in a candle.
According to the experts, a 6 percent fragrance load is standard for candles, equating to 1 ounce of essential oil per pound of candle wax.
Since we’re making two 11-ounce candles using 21 ounces total of candle wax (to leave room for a melting pool), we’ll need 1.30 ounces of essential oils. So, for this candle blend recipe, I used ¾ ounce of lavender essential oil and ½ ounce of cedarwood essential oil (yes, that is 1.25 ounces total, which is ok with me).
If you’re new to making candles with essential oil, easily grasp how to blend essential oils for candles with our candle essential oil blend charts. They answer all your questions about how to measure essential oils for candles and how much essential oil you’ll need in drops, ml, teaspoons, or ounces.
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Where Did I Find These Candle Jars?
I sought to highlight the essential oils used for this candle DIY by adding lavender sprigs and pressed evergreen to the candles. I came across this idea on Pinterest and found a much easier way to do this with these candle jars.
They are made of translucent double glass allowing room for dried or pressed botanicals. It’s really a gorgeous decorative accent. And Makesy is the only place I’ve seen this candle jar style. With this link, you can save $10 off your first order at Makesy!
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Highlight The Beauty Of Nature With This Cedarwood and Lavender Candle DIY
Follow these steps to craft an all-natural soy wax candle highlighting the beauty of nature with a grounding woodsy herbaceous aroma of essential oils hand-poured into double glass candle jars showcasing dried botanicals.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
21-ounces soy wax
3 sprigs of dried lavender
2 sprigs of pressed evergreen
¾ ounce lavender essential oil
½ ounce cedarwood essential oil
2 wick centering sticks (optional)
How To Make Essential Oil Candles With Lavender and Cedarwood
1. Measure Wax and Place Wicks
Then adhere the metal tab of a cotton wick to a wick tab to secure it in the center of each double glass candle jar. Alternately, dip the metal tab of the cotton wick into the melted wax later to secure it without a wick tab.
2. Melt Wax
Next, pour the soy wax into a candle-melting pitcher to safely melt the wax. Place the pitcher filled with wax inside a large saucepan filled with about 2 inches of water. Use the double boiler method to heat on medium to low heat to 160°F. It’s best to stir slowly, often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.
3. Cool Wax & Add Essential Oils
Remove the pitcher from the heat after melting. Then clip a candle thermometer inside of the pitcher.
Allow the temperature of the wax to cool to 135°F to 125°F before adding ¾ ounce of lavender essential oil and ½ ounce of cedarwood essential oil. After, slowly stir the essential oils into the wax for a constant 1 to 2 minutes to thoroughly incorporate.
4. Pour Wax
Use a heat gun to warm the glass jars before pouring the wax for the perfect adhesion. Pour the wax into each jar without pouring directly over the candle wicks when it cools to 115°F. Place an optional wick centering stick over each wick to help keep them straight during the curing process.
5. Add Botanicals
Then trim the wick to ¼ of an inch before lighting. And If you want a strong candle scent, wait three to seven days before the first light.
Now you can transform your space with a paramount calming duo of this cedarwood and lavender candle DIY! I know you’ll appreciate its soothing properties to calm and ground our minds.
MORE ESSENTIAL OIL DIYS:
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- Sage Essential Oil Uses
- Sage Essential Oil Blends
- Cedarwood Essential Oil Blends
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