If you are having a hard time finding a scented candle with the right aroma, make a homemade pine-scented candle. Making your own pine-scented candle is an effective way to add the peaceful aroma of fresh trees and outdoors to your home or office. In addition to creating a personalized scent, homemade candles allow you to select the size, color and shape of your candle. They also make thoughtful gifts for all occasions.
Things You'll Need
- 1 pound soy wax
- Double boiler
- Food thermometer
- Dye color chip
- Wooden mixing spoon
- 1 ounce pine-scented fragrance oil
- 16 ounces heat-resistant glass apothecary jar
- Cookie sheet
- Pair oven mitts
- Baking cooling rack
- Wick with attached wick bar
Preheat the oven to a temperature of 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place 1 pound wax into a double boiler. Place the double boiler over high heat. Melt the wax to a temperature of 185 degrees F. Use a food thermometer to keep track of the temperature.
Add a dye coloring chip to the wax and blend with a wooden mixing spoon.
Pour 1 ounce pine-scented fragrance oil into the wax.
Remove the double boiler from heat and set aside. Use the wooden mixing stick to blend the fragrance oil into the wax.
Place a 16-ounce heat-resistant glass apothecary jar on a cookie sheet and put the cookie sheet into the pre-heated oven. Heat the jar for three minutes.
Remove the apothecary jar from the oven using a pair of oven mitts. Place the jar on a baking cooling rack.
Check the temperature of the wax using the food thermometer. Once the wax has reached 125 degrees F, pour the wax into the heated glass jar.
Insert a wick with an attached wick bar into the center of the wax candle. Allow the candle to cool overnight.