Make French Lavender DIY Candles This Spring

April 17th, 2023 by

Candle

Now that spring is here, setting the mood for the season with the right decorations can be a nice touch. Adding a candle to the mix can be even better. If you make French lavender DIY candles this spring, it may be just the thing to bring you joy. JenniferRizzo.com has shared the recipe for these candles and they are both inexpensive and easy to make.

What You Will Need

  • Candle wax
  • Essential lavender oil
  • Candle wicks
  • Candle dye
  • Glass containers
  • Lavender buds

Placing The Wick

The very first thing you should do is take some waxed or parchment paper and place it under your jars in order to catch any wax that might drip when you pour your candles. Then, use hot glue to attach your wicks to the bottom of each glass container. Try to make them as close to the center as possible, and make sure the wicks extend at least half an inch above where the top of the candle wax will eventually be.

Melt The Wax

If you have a double boiler, use it to melt your wax. If not, you can simply take an old pot that you don’t use for cooking and put it inside a larger pan filled with water. This will act as a double boiler. Turn the flame to medium or medium high and let the melted wax reach a temperature of 180 degrees.

Add The Wax To Your Candle

After your wax is melted, turn off the heat and let it cool to 125 degrees. Then, add half an ounce of lavender oil for every 2-3 pounds of candle wax. At this point, if you are using dye, you should add it in. Equal amounts of blue and red candle dye should give you a soft lavender color if that is what you are going for. Remember that it’s best to add a little dye at a time until you get exactly the hue that you want. Finally, stir in about 1/3 cup of lavender buds per three pounds of wax then carefully pour the wax into each container. It’s best to use a funnel to prevent spilling. Let your candles cool overnight before you light them, and be sure to trim the wicks to 1/4″ above the candle.

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