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DIY Lavender Candle: Step By Step Instructions

DIY Lavender Candle in 10 Easy Steps
If you give a man a fish… he eats for one day. If you teach a man how to fish and… you know the saying! I’m going to teach you how to make your very own candles. WHAT?! So exciting! And believe me, it’s not as hard as you think.

What You’ll Need
  • Soy Wax for Containers – Yaley Enterprises (Microwavable)
  • Candle Wicks – Amazon
  • Mason Jar / Re-purposed Jar – I re-purposed an old Jam jar.
  • 1 Crayon – Color of your choice. I used Crayola blue.
  • Glass Measuring cup
  • 100% Pure Essential Oil – Lavender- Young Living (20-40 drops)
  • Crazy glue
  • Microwave
  • Popsicle Sticks (optional)
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  1. You must use double the amount of soy wax that will fill up your mason jar- Fill up the mason jar with soy wax twice and place the soy wax into the glass measuring cup
  2. Cut up your crayon and place the pieces into the measuring cup
  3. Superglue the candle wick to the inside (center) of the mason jar
  4. Place glass measuring cup (with wax and crayon pieces) into microwave
  5. Check on the wax in 1-minute intervals – stirring the wax and the crayons each time. Stir with Popsicle stick. Keep going until the wax is completely liquid and the crayon is completely melted. Takes approx. 3-4 minutes.
  6. Place 20-40 drops of the essential oil into the mixture & stir
  7. Pour the mixture into the mason jar
  8. To keep your candle wick standing upright – you can get a little creative. I used 2 Popsicle sticks and some tape to hold them steady
  9. LET COOL for ~2 hours
  10. Cut the wick if it’s too long
  11. Decorate the jar with some twine & a faux flower


TA DA! Not that hard, right? Now you can give out handmade candles at your next family gathering and everyone will fall in love with them.

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