How to Make Lavender Scented Candles

I love candles and I love lavender.

Put them together and what have I got? Lavender smelling candles of course!

So to bring my two favourite things together I’ve made lavender scented candles using a candle making gift set that I was given for my birthday (never mind that it was about 6 months ago…)

The candle making set I used is from makingyourowncandles.co.uk.

Anyway, let’s cut to the chase; here’s what you’ll need and follow these super easy steps to make you own.

Finished candle size: 2 inches tall, 1 inch wide.

What You Need

  • Wax
  • Small pan (that you don’t mind ruining/melting wax in)
  • Large pan
  • Sticks – wooden (for stirring and holding wick upright whilst candle wax settles)
  • Glass or metal candle mould
  • Wick
  • Flat metal base (that the wick will be held from)
  • Tweezers
  • Hot water
  • Blue tack
  • Small, clear plastic bag (optional)

Step 1:

Fill up the large pan half way with water and bring to the boil. Pour half a cup of wax into the small pan and place into it. You’ll see the wax melt and use the wooden stick to stir to quicken the process.

Step 2:

Cut your wick to size by measuring the height of your mould and adding 5mm. Drop it into the pan once all the wax is melted and immerse it fully. Do this for no more than a minute and fish it out using tweezers. Leave to dry (I use a clear plastic bag to do this) and be sure to straighten it out whilst doing so.

Step 3:

Take the stiff wick and connect to the base by threading it through the small middle hole and pinching it. Put this into the mould and straighten out the wick.

Tip: to hold the wick upright whilst you pour in the wax, place one of your sticks in the centre and attach the top of the wick to it using blue tack. This will keep the wick up as the wax dries.

Step 4:

Pour a few drops of lavender scent into your melted wax and mix. Then carefully pour the mixture into your mould and leave for about an hour to set.

Step 5:

Once your first pour dries into place, you may find that it’s smaller. So, take away the stick and blue tack holding your wick and melt more wax to fill up the mould to its full height. Leave to dry again and take it out of its mould once it’s fully hard. You’ve now made your lavender smelling candle!

I absolutely loved how lovely it turned out but especially because it was quick to make and it smells great.

Have you ever made your own scented candles?

Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.

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