Simple and Easy Homemade Lemon Scented Candle

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This homemade lemon scented candle is actually really easy to make. Leave those store-bought candles on the shelf, and instead make your very own homemade candle. Not only is this recipe easy, but it smells amazing as well!

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Homemade lemon scented candle in a mason jar
 

There's no denying that the scent of lemon is amazing. And if you had the chance to create that scent yourself to enjoy in your home or office all day long, wouldn't you? It's one of those scents that will have you thinking of spring or summer even if it's blistering cold outside.

Homemade Lemon Scented Candle

Making your own homemade candle isn't hard at all! In fact, once you gather up all your ingredients, it's a fairly quick and simple process.

Plan an evening of candle making and whip up a batch of these lemon-scented candles. They're not only perfect for your own home, but they also make some pretty great DIY gifts as well.

Ingredients for homemade lemon candles

8 oz. glass mason jars 
candle wicks 
soy wax flakes
Pencil or clothespin
crayons for coloring the wax
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Nonstick potWooden spoon for stirring
scissors

Homemade lemon candle supplies

How to make a homemade lemon scented candle

1. Start by placing your wick in the glass jar. Make sure the weighted metal bottom is neatly centered. You can use hot glue if you wish to secure it thoroughly. 

2. Straighten out the wick as much as possible and attach it to either a pencil (just wrap it) or a clothespin. Make sure the pencil or clothespin is resting safely over the mouth of the jar.

ingredients for lemon candles

3. Heat the wax flakes on low heat using your nonstick pot. Stir as they heat to avoid clumping and sticking. You will need to heat about 2 cups of flakes per 1 – 8 oz. candle. 

4. As the flakes start to melt, add in 10 drops of your lemon essential oil. Stir well.

5. To color the candle wax, take a peeled crayon in choice of color and drop it into the mixture. Stir until melted. 

6. Once the soy wax/crayon/oil mixture has been mixed well, carefully pour it into the jar. Pour slowly so you don't disturb the wick.

lemon candle DIY

7. Allow the candle to sit in a cool place for 24 hours. This will allow it to harden and solidify.

8. Once solid, remove the pencil or clothespin. Cut the wick down to about 1/4 inch length. 

9. Light and enjoy!

**Whenever making or using candles, always use precautions. Wax will be hot and should only be handled by adults. Do not leave candles burning unattended and always trim wicks for best results and safer burning. 

DIY candle

Homemade Lemon Scented Candle

Homemade Lemon Scented Candle

This DIY Homemade Lemon Scented Candle is so simple and easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Simple

Materials

Tools

  • Wooden spoon for stirring
  • Non stick pot
  •  scissors

Instructions

  1. 1. Start by placing your wick in the glass jar. Make sure the weighted metal bottom is neatly centered. You can use hot glue if you wish to secure it thoroughly.
  2. Straighten out the wick as much as possible and attach it to either a pencil (just wrap it) or a clothespin. Make sure the pencil or clothespin is resting safely over the mouth of the jar.
  3. Heat the wax flakes on low heat using your non stick pot. Stir as they heat to avoid clumping and sticking. You will need to heat about 2 cups of flakes per 1 - 8 oz. candle.
  4. As the flakes start to melt, add in 10 drops of your lemon essential oil. Stir well.
  5. To color the candle wax, take a peeled crayon in choice of color and drop it into the mixture. Stir until melted.
  6. Once the soy wax/crayon/oil mixture has been mixed well, carefully pour it into the jar. Pour slowly so you don't disturb the wick.
  7. Allow the candle to sit in a cool place for 24 hours. This will allow it to harden and solidify.
  8. Once solid, remove the pencil or clothespin. Cut the wick down to about 1/4 inch length.
  9. Light and enjoy! DIY candle

Notes

**Whenever making or using candles, always use precautions. Wax will be hot and should only be handled by adults. Do not leave candles burning unattended and always trim wicks for best results and safer burning.

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