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Creating A DIY Crystal Candle Bowl With Essential Oils

Create a DIY crystal candle bowl with essential oils and the best crystals to use in candles! 

At the turn of the year, I was over feeling like self-care was out of reach. I realized that health is wealth, and self-care is a non-negotiable part of that equation.”

That’s why the first article I wrote this year shared my shortcut to seven practical ways to start a self-care practice and make it a habit.

Now, self-care doesn’t feel like an impossible task! In fact, I’ve found another simple method to take any self-care ritual to the next level….and it starts with a candle.

But this is not just any ordinary candle: it’s one infused with the perfect blend of essential oils and bursting with stunningly faceted crystals. 

Crystals are naturally occurring, and most are minerals. Like essential oils, they, too, have a long history of use to improve and protect our well-being. 

I have to say that candlelight, essential oils, and crystals truly complement each other. Together, they create a beautiful opportunity to boost positive energy in our homes. 

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Creating a candle in bowl with crystals on top.

Is it OK to put crystals in candles?

Are crystal candles safe to use? When placed correctly, crystals are safe to use in candles. I’ll teach you how to keep the stones away from the candle wick.

Once safely embedded in the candle wax, crystals can amplify the energy and sparkle of candlelight. As the wax melts it releases the essential oil aromatherapy into the air, altogether producing an ambiance unlike any other. 

Are you supposed to take crystals out of candles?

In other words, do we need to take the crystals out of a crystal candle before we light it? No, you don’t need to remove crystals from a candle before use if they are placed away from the wick. 

However, if the crystals shift and move too close to the candle wick, here’s what to do:

  1. Extinguish the flame with a candle snuffer.
  2. Then, use a wick dipper to gently slide the crystals away from the wick while the wax is still warm and liquid. 
  3. Allow the candle to cool, securing the crystals back in place. 

How do you remove the crystals when the candle is finished?

When your crystal candle is left with little wax to support the crystals, it’s time to remove them. 

how to

remove crystals from a candle

  • With the flame out and the wax still warm but not hot, use metal tongs or a spoon to remove the crystals, slowly lifting upward gently.
  • Place each crystal on a paper towel and gently wipe away the candle wax.
  • Then rinse the crystals stones under warm running water.
  • Pat dry with a lint-free cloth. Then, place the crystals in sunlight to recharge.

After these steps, your crystals are ready to use in a way! The perfect opportunity to learn how to create palo santo bundles with crystals, don’t you think? 

Easy-to-follow DIY crystal candle bowl tutorial.
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What crystals are best to put in a candle?

Adding crystals to handmade candles can enhance their beauty and create a soothing atmosphere. I’ve compiled a list of affordable and abundant crystals that offer unique benefits.

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Best Crystals For Candles

Rose Quartz Crystal 

Rose quartz crystal chunks are a lovely way to infuse candles with a heart-warming energy. Known as a heart chakra crystal, rose quartz offers forgiveness, gentleness, compassion, and kindness. I like the raw, unpolished appeal of these pink crystals in candles.

Pair Rose Quartz with these Essential Oils:
  • Ylang ylang
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Bergamot
  • Jasmine

Amethyst Crystal 

Amethyst, known as a ‘Master Stone,’ is a stone of calmness, protection, and purification. Many use it to help clear the mind, feel confident, and find balance. 

Pair Amethsy with these Essential Oils:

  • Clove
  • Frankincense
  • Cypress
  • Sandalwood

Clear Quartz Crystal

Clear quartz is a powerful yet gentle crystal often used for calmness and relaxation. Referred to as the amplifier of all crystals, this natural clear crystal is said to have a unique ability to absorb, store, release, and regulate energy within the environment. 

Add to a candle to help clear any stagnant or negative energies. Pair it with any and all essential oils! 

Aventurine Crystal 

Green Aventurine is a beautiful gemstone with a natural sparkle and positive vibe. Called the ‘Luck Stone,’ it acts as a protective stone that promotes perception—a.k.a. clarity—and boosts creativity. 

Pair Aventurine with these essential oils:

  • Juniper
  • Frankincense
  • Spruce
  • Palo Santo
  • Rosemary
  • Cypress
  • Fennel

I look at three other crystals and essential oil pairings here. Haley at Whimsy and Wellness offers a complete guide to crystal benefits. I counted over 25 crystals in that guide! 

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How do you make crystal candles at home?

It’s fairly simple to make a crystal candle at home to enhance your mood. (If this is your first time making candles, you may want to check out my beginner’s guide first.) 

My first bloom candle scent recipe pairs beautifully with the rose and clear quartz stones I added to the candle. This candle scent is a heart-warming aroma as lush as a blooming garden.

The original recipe is designed for an 8-ounce candle; the container I’m using is 6-ounce. So, here’s what I used:

  • 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon geranium essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ylang-ylang essential oil

Follow these steps to craft a lush DIY crystal candle bowl with this blooming blend of essential oils! 

Here’s What You’ll Need

candle Ingredients

How To Make A Crystal Candle Bowl

1. Measure Wax and Place Wicks

Place a glass liquid measuring cup on a digital scale. Tare the weight of the measuring cup and weigh .34 lbs of soy wax. (If using a different-sized candle container, use a candle calculator to determine how much wax you need.)  

Next, adhere the metal tab of a cotton wick to a wick tab to secure it OFF the center of a ceramic 6-ounce bowl, leaving space for crystals. (see the photos)

2. Melt Wax

Place the measuring cup filled with wax inside the microwave. (Ensure you’re using microwave-safe soy wax.) Then microwave for three 35-second intervals.

Stirring the wax as needed between heating with a silicone spatula is a good idea. Monitor the heat of the wax with a no-touch infrared thermometer, not letting it rise above 160 degrees. 

3. Add Essential Oils

After the wax has melted, let it cool to 150°F before adding each essential oil. Add 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil, 1/2 teaspoon of geranium essential oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of ylang-ylang essential oil.

4. Pour Wax

Use a heat gun to warm the ceramic bowl before pouring the wax for the perfect adhesion. Then, pour the wax into the bowl without pouring directly over the candle wick.  

5. Add Crystals

Allow the wax to cool and harden. Then, use the heat gun to melt the wax. Wave it over the surface of your candle where you want to add the crystals until the surface of the wax is liquified to about 0.2”.

Once the wax has melted enough, gently tuck each crystal into the wax. I added one clear quartz crystal and one rose quartz crystal. You can add others and more than two crystals as long as you keep them away from the candle wick with room for a melt pool. 

6. Cool and Smooth Wax

After adding the crystals, allow the wax to cool and harden again. If the surface is uneven, use the heat gun again. Wave it over the surface of the wax until it has melted shallowly. Let it cool once more, and you’ll have a beautiful smooth surface. 

Yield: 1 candle

DIY Crystal Candle Bowl

I’ve found another simple method to take any self-care ritual to the next level with a DIY crystal candle bowl!

Follow these steps to craft a lush DIY crystal candle bowl with a blooming blend of essential oils! 

Materials

  • 1 clear quartz crystal
  • 1 rose quartz crystal
  • 1 ceramic 6-ounce bowl
  • .34 lbs organic soy wax beads
  • 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon geranium essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 1 cotton wick
  • 1 wick sticker tab

Tools

  • glass liquid measuring cup
  • digital scale
  • silicone spatula
  • infrared thermometer

Instructions

1. Measure Wax and Place Wicks: Place a glass liquid measuring cup on a digital scale. Tare the weight of the measuring cup and weigh .34 lbs of soy wax. (If using a different-sized candle container, use a candle calculator to determine how much wax you need.)  

Next, adhere the metal tab of a cotton wick to a wick tab to secure it OFF the center of a ceramic 6-ounce bowl, leaving space for crystals. (see the photos)

2. Melt Wax: Place the measuring cup filled with wax inside the microwave. (Ensure you’re using microwave-safe soy wax.) Then microwave for three 35-second intervals.

Stirring the wax as needed between heating with a silicone spatula is a good idea. Monitor the heat of the wax with a no-touch infrared thermometer, not letting it rise above 160 degrees. 

3. Add Essential Oils: After the wax has melted, let it cool to 150°F before adding each essential oil. Add 1 teaspoon of lavender essential oil, 1/2 teaspoon of geranium essential oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of ylang-ylang essential oil.

4. Pour Wax: Use a heat gun to warm the ceramic bowl before pouring the wax for the perfect adhesion. Then, pour the wax into the bowl without pouring directly over the candle wick.  

5. Add Crystals: Allow the wax to cool and harden. Then, use the heat gun to melt the wax. Wave it over the surface of your candle where you want to add the crystals until the surface of the wax is liquified to about 0.2”.

Once the wax has melted enough, gently tuck each crystal into the wax. I added one clear quartz crystal and one rose quartz crystal. You can add others and more than two crystals as long as you keep them away from the candle wick with room for a melt pool. 

6. Cool and Smooth Wax: After adding the crystals, allow the wax to cool and harden again. If the surface is uneven, use the heat gun again. Wave it over the surface of the wax until it has melted shallowly. Let it cool once more, and you’ll have a beautiful smooth surface. 

Notes

If this is your first time making candles, you may want to check out my beginner’s guide first.

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