Essential Oils For Candles

How To Make Candles With Essential Oils

The subtle glow, warmth and aromatheraphy that comes from a good homemade candle can be magical. I’m not talking about those fragrant store-bought candles that give me a headache. The ones we are making today are made with quality essential oils for candles and you can smell and feel the difference!

I love candles, but many of the store-bought candles contain synthetic fragrances that are often made up of chemicals like phthalates, which are linked to many health concerns mostly related to hormone production! This month, Simply Earth is making it easy to remove the toxins from your home with recipes and essential oils for candles!

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Simply Earth is a monthly essential oil subscription box that includes 6 fun recipes and everything you need to make them, all for $39 USD. You get 4 full size essential oils, 6 recipe cards and everything you need to make them, for the price of one bottle of the other brands. And, their quality is the same level as the other top essential oil companies like Do Terra and Young Living. So why are you paying more than you have to and running out of ideas to use them? Every single batch of Simply Earth oils are tested to ensure top quality and purity. And, all of their oils are backed by a 365 day guarantee.

Check out my full Simply Earth Essential Oils review!

Get your November Simply Earth Box now for yourself or it makes a great Christmas gift for any candle-lover on your list! Plus, if you use code STEPHSOCIALFREE, you’ll get a $25 gift card to use next time AND a BONUS BOX full of amber bottles, beeswax, carrier oils like coconut oil and more!

November featured full size essential oils include:

  • Nutmeg essential oil- helps eliviate upset stomachs and relieve achy joints and muscles. It has a woody, peppery smell that can also help sleeplessness.
  • Love essential oil blend- has an earthy, floral scent that you’re sure to fall in love with.
  • Pine scotch essential oil- supports a healthy respiratory tract, improves circulation and has a warm, soothing effect.
  • Lime essential oil- stimulates the sympatheic nervous system and evokes alertness. This makes a great massage oil because it has relaxing and stress-relieving effects.

You’ll recieve everything you need to make 6 fun and easy essential oil recipes. November recipes include:

  • Love Candle
  • Winter Woods Candle
  • Love Bath Melts
  • Wax Potpourri Disks
  • Energy Synergy Roll On
  • Love & Spice Diffuser Blend

Essential Oils For Candles

If you’re used to the store-bought ‘aromatherapy’ candles that are so strong, they can fill your entire home with the scent of pumpkin spice in minutes, than you might be surprised when you light up a homemade candle using essential oils. That’s because essential oils for candles aren’t loaded up with artifical ingredients. This is a good thing. You don’t want those chemicals. It can take some getting used to, but the subtle, natural scent is so good for you!

Many store-bought candles use paraffin wax and toxic substances that are even linked to cancer.

When making candles with essential oils, you want to use quality oils and a slow-burning wax. This will ensure your candles last longer and release your scents slowly. Soy wax is great because it’s natural and it holds your oils longer.

Which essential oils you choose for you candles is a personal preference, but potency is important if you want to enjoy the benefits.

My favourite essential oils for candles:

  • Amyris
  • Sweet Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Rose
  • Pine
  • Nutmeg

These oils have a strong scent that won’t be completely absorbed by the wax. You can mix your oils together to create different scents.

Tips For Making Candles With Essential Oils

The number one tip is to use more essential oil than you think you need. I’m not talking a whole bottle, but if you want to enjoy the scent you’ll need at least 30 drops of oils to make a small candle. The recommended ratio is usually 2 teaspoons of essential oil for every 4-ounces of melted wax.

This will ensure your candle is potent enough to enjoy the aromatherapy benefits. You don’t want a weak candle.

After you have made your candles, make sure to cover them so the scent doesn’t fade.

Winter Woods Essential Oil Candle

Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 oz soy wax
  • 1 Tbsp solid coconut oil
  • 14 drops lime essential oil
  • 12 drops pine essential oil
  • 4 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • cotton candle wick
  • 2- 3 oz narrow jar or mold


Step 1: In a double boiler, melt the soy wax, beeswax and coconut oil together.

Step 2: Once mixture has just melted, remove from heat. Add essential oils and stir to mix.

Step 3: Place candle wick in centre of jar or mold. Pour in wax while propping wick upright. If necessary lay pencils across the top of the candle to keep the wick centered. Allow to cool.

Step 4: To use, trim the wick and light the candle. Keep away from children.

The candle will have a burn time of 5-7 hours.

Enjoy a healthy, beautiful smelling home with these essential oils for candles! Get your candle-making theme essential oil box from Simply Earth before it sells out! It’s only for the month of November, 2020! But they have a new, fun theme every month so they are always worth checking out!

Steph Social

Steph is a spiritual writer from Canada. She is a former journalist and magazine writer, who later went on to study the spiritual side of life. She shares her knowledge of manifesting and the law of attraction to help others change their lives through affirmations, self care, journaling, meditation and intentional living! Also- an INFJ, Reflector and empath so you'll find a lot of personality type stuff here too:)

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