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Aromatherapy Candle Making For Beginners

Aromatherapy candle making is one hobby that will make your home more hygge. One of the oldest ways of using scents to improve moods and make a house more cozy is in the form of candle burning.

Aromatherapy candle making uses oils added to wax to lift moods, change the atmosphere of your home, and help with our self care rituals.

The Ancient Chinese burned joss sticks nearly six thousand years ago. These sticks were made from aromatic herbs and were burned in temples and shrines.

The Chinese still use aromatic incense to honor their gods and ancestors to this day!

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Learning aromatherapy candle making is a lot of fun.

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the branch of herbal medicine that uses essential oils derived from plant parts, such as flowers, branches, twigs, barks, roots, fruits, leaves, and even stalks.

There are a lot of different ways to get these oils out of plants to be used in aromatherapy. The most common process is called distillation.

After the oils are distilled from the plant, they are highly concentrated and have powerful therapeutic properties.

Some say that essential oils can be used for healing, but I prefer to use them for their scents.

Just smelling these oils can improve our health and overall well-being.

While essential oils are sometimes used in cosmetics, massage oils, and cleansers, they can be damaging to the skin if not used properly.

But these essential oils can be used in aromatherapy candle making, too!

As the candles melt, the essential oils are diffused into the air.

Candles are super trendy, and to be honest, they always have been. A lovely smelling candle can change how a room feels and help guests and family to relax in a home.

With how popular it is to burn aromatherapy candles at home, aromatherapy candle making can become a lucrative hobby that can become a full fledged home business!

Decorative image showing how a wick is added to an aromatherapy candle. With a popsicle stick and clothes pins, you can keep the wick up so it doesn't sink into the candle wax.
You can really unleash your creativity when you take up aromatherapy candle making!

Silicone Candle Molds

One essential tool in any form of candle making is a flexible mold.

A silicone candle mold will allow you to make candles in many different shapes and sizes.

The simplest candle mold is a tube, but you can find candle molds shaped like unicorns, skulls, butterflies, and so much more.

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Round ball candle molds. Make beautiful and unique aromatherapy candles.

Round Ball Mold For Candles

These round candles are a classic shape. But don’t let their simplicity fool you! With the right essential oils and dyes, you can make unique candles that will please family, friends, and customers.

These molds are not silicone, but these come apart easily for candle making. They come in 3 sizes so you can make a set of candles to go together, or choose one size to specialize in!

Make these classic candles now!

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Don’t these cactus candles look interesting?! Their silicone candle molds are easy to use.

Fake Cactus Silicone Mold For Making Candles

These cactus candles are so trendy right now.

These candles look beautiful when placed near indoor plants. In fact, they’re so beautiful, you might not want to melt them!

I think cactus candles would do best with earthy scents like patchouli, but you can make these candles in any color and with any scent you want!

You’ll wish you added these candles to your Etsy shop sooner!

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Succulents are so freaking cute. Make an aromatherapy candle that looks like one!

Succulent Silicone Mold For Aromatherapy Candle Making

If the cactus candles didn’t tickle your fancy, you might prefer small succulent candles. These candles are so cute!

They look realistic enough that, like the cactus aromatherapy candles, you could place them in a planter near your indoor plants.

Make a crazy simple candle with this mold and the recipe below!

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This pyramid mold can make some seriously stunning aromatherapy candles.

Pyramid Candle Silicone Mold

Another classic shape, but these pyramid candles are amazing gifts for spiritual people.

Trust me, I’ve made a few pyramid candles for my friends with this mold, and they all asked for more.

Put a few of these up in your aromatherapy candle shop on Etsy, and you’re going to have repeat customers!

Seriously, get this aromatherapy candle mold!

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You don’t need an expensive aromatherapy candle making kit to make gorgeous candles.

How To Make An Aromatherapy Candle

Making aromatherapy candles requires some tools and ingredients. It can also be daunting the first time you try it!

But once you get the hang of the art of candle making, you’re sure to find great joy from the hobby.

And what’s really cool is that you can even start selling your aromatherapy candles! Craft shows, Etsy, and even your own website can turn your hobby into a full time income.

Aromatherapy Candle Making

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Candle making is a popular hobby that can even become a full time business. But before you get ahead of yourself, you need to learn how to make a basic aromatherapy candle!

Don't get discouraged if your aromatherapy candle doesn't turn out perfect the first time. Candle making requires some practice!

Materials

  • Candle wax, preferably soy candle for a more natural and environment-friendly effect.
  • Candle dyes (optional) for a more interesting aromatherapy candle making result.
  • Candle wicking
  • Essential oils
  • Heavy pot for melting wax
  • A suitable mold for your candle. Either a long tube, hollow at the center, or a bowl. You can even use a cup. Make sure that your aromatherapy candle making molds are flexible so that it will be easier to release the hardened candle.

Instructions

  1. Place your required wax amount into the heavy pan and place it on the heat.
  2. Allow the pan to heat slowly until all the wax melts.
  3. Afterwards, add your dye. In aromatherapy candle making, it is important that you add the ingredients a small amount at a time.
  4. Then, dip the wick several times into the melted wax.
  5. Next, add a few drops of essential oils into the mixture, stirring gently.
  6. Finally, pour the mixture into the mold and wait for it to dry.
This Youtube video will help you learn how to make aromatherapy candles.