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These diy candles are so easy to make! They are homemade are with soy and scented with essential oils then poured into mason jars. This quick and easy diy project takes about 20 minutes from start to finish…even I can make diy candles!

DIY Essential Oil Candles

Learning how to make scented candles may sound intimidating, but you'll be surprised at how simple it really is! These DIY essential oil candles are toxic-free and clean burning. This is a perfect craft for a girls' night in.
Keyword 5 minute projects, essential oils, quick and easy DIYs, scented candles
Cook Time 10 minutes
Hardening Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 candles
Cost $20


  • microwave



  • Center and attach your wick. Use the wick-centering tool then attach it using either the stickers included in this kit, or a dab of hot glue.
  • Melt the wax in your glass measuring cup. Melt the wax in the microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring each time until fully melted.
  • Add 40 drops of essential oils to the wax. BEFORE ADDING OILS- make sure you read this section about the flash point of essential oils.
  • Pour wax into the container. 
  • Let the wax harden. The wax will harden faster if you stick it in the fridge—but I left mine out overnight and it was ready the next morning.
  • Trim the wick. Trim the wick to 1/4″ length above the wax.
  • Light and enjoy! See, making DIY essential oil candles is easy!



You can use any essential oils you have on hand. I personally use and love Plant Therapy. 
For suggested scent pairings, review the section within the post titled "Best Scents for Essential Oil Candles".