How to Make Pine Scented Candles

You can customize your own homemade candles.
You can customize your own homemade candles. (Image: Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

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

  • Oven
  • 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

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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.

Tips & Warnings

  • This candle-making method works with soy wax as well as paraffin wax.
  • Remove the wax mixture from heat once you have added the fragrance oil. Heating the fragrance oil will cause the scent to evaporate.

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