Coffee Essential Oil Candle DIY For A Freshly Brewed Aroma
This coffee essential oil candle DIY makes one of the best freshly brewed coffee scented candles!
For countless mom bosses, the day doesn’t quite start until the familiar aroma of freshly brewed coffee meets their hand. A plain cup of joe or a barista blend, coffee serves up a boost of energy and focus we can always count on.
But did you know that simply smelling the aroma of coffee can give us a brain boost? According to a recent study, inhaling the scent of coffee can stimulate alertness and improve memory retention.
And what better way to do that than with coffee essential oil? There’s no waiting for a cup to brew or waiting in the drive-up lane for a coffee fix when you have this robust essential oil.
I combined the invigorating aroma of coffee with my techniques to make an essential oil candle the right way. Poured straight into stoneware cups made for drinking espresso, they are as adorable as they are effective.
You’ll be tackling your to-do list in no time with notes of coffee floating through the air. I love that you can light a coffee candle in the afternoon for a pick-me-up without the concern of caffeine keeping you up at night.
So, wake up and smell the coffee with this creative coffee essential oil candle DIY!
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Does Coffee Oil Smell Like Coffee?
I can confirm coffee essential oil does, in fact, smell like coffee! Just one whiff smells like opening a new bag of coffee beans or freshly brewed coffee dripping into your thermos. It is the real deal!
Cold pressed from coffee beans; it is the dark brown color of a cup of joe. Similar to the reddish brown color of cinnamon and clove essential oil, the color of the beans come through into the oil.
The warm invigorating scent of coffee oil is not only great for a boost in the morning or midday, but it is also fantastic for deodorizing the home.
You can combine it with cinnamon, sandalwood, orange, or vanilla essential oil like I did for this candle DIY.
As the coffee essential oil candle glows with candlelight, the warm, familiar scent wafts from our kitchen to our butler’s pantry, bistro nook, and dining area into the living room.
Its rich aroma lasts quite a while and gently perks us up. If you love coffee, you’ll love this coffee essential oil candle DIY!
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How Much Essential Oil Do I Need To Make A Coffee Candle?
I’m glad you asked because not using the right amount of essential oils in a candle is one of the biggest mistakes. Add too little, and you won’t have a noticeable scent or benefits of aromatherapy. Add too much, and your candle won’t stay lit, among other issues.
So, how do you measure essential oils for candles?
It begins with the fragrance load, which is 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.
For example, how much essential oil do I put in an 8 oz candle?
- You’ll need a total of ½ an ounce of essential oils for an 8-ounce candle.
- ½ oz of essential oil is equal to 1 tablespoon
- 1 tablespoon of essential oil is equal to 300 drops
- There are 300 drops of essential oil in a 15 ml bottle
Print our easy essential oil candle conversion chart from the Oily Chic Library. It’s the easiest answer to how much essential oil you need to make a candle.
Because we are making two 4-ounce candles, we need 1 tablespoon of essential oil. To make these coffee scented candles, I used 2 teaspoons of coffee essential oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essential oil.
The notes of freshly roasted coffee beans and a touch of vanilla create an indulgent aroma in this essential oil candle DIY that will motivate you to seize the day!
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Perk Up With This Coffee Essential Oil Candle DIY
Made with natural soy wax and pure coffee essential oil cold pressed from coffee beans with a splash of warm yet sweet vanilla essential oil, this essential oil candle DIY is mere perfection.
Essential Oil Candle Supplies:
- 1 digital scale
- 1 candle thermometer
- 2 centering devices
- 1 candle melting pitcher
- 2 stoneware 4-ounce espresso cups
- 1/2 lb soy candle wax
- 2 cotton wicks
- 2 wick sticker tabs
- 2 teaspoons coffee essential oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essential oil
Essential Oil Candle Making Instructions:
1. Measure Wax and Place Wicks
Use a digital scale to measure a 1/2 lb of soy candle wax. (Using a different size candle container? Use a candle calculator to figure out how much wax you’ll need.) Then adhere the metal tab of a cotton wick to a wick sticker tab. Carefully center the wick in the bottom of a stoneware espresso cup similar to these, and firmly press to adhere. Repeat for the second candle.
2. Melt Wax
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. Using the double boiler method, heat on medium to low heat. Slowly stir, often with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.
3. Cool & Scent Wax
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 5-10 degrees below the degree listed on the packaging before adding 2 teaspoons of coffee essential oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essential oil. After adding, slowly stir the oils into the wax for 1 to 2 minutes to incorporate.
4. Pour Scented Wax
Last, gently pour your scented wax into each prepared espresso mug. Place an optional centering device over each wick to help keep them straight during the curing process.
How soon can you light your homemade candle?
Allow the candle wax to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before lighting. For stronger-smelling candles, wait 3 to 7 days! And make sure to trim the wick to ¼ of an inch before lighting.
Place a coffee essential oil candle in your kitchen to deodorize or in your home office to invigorate. You’ll enjoy the rich, luxurious scent and natural pick-me-up of coffee without the caffeine when you make coffee candles!
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