Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY

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This odor neutralizing candle DIY will teach you how to create your own beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. These odor neutralizing candles are relatively easy to make and they really do work! I tested mine in the kitchen after my boyfriend made curry.

This odor neutralizing candle DIY will teach you how to create your own beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. These odor neutralizing candles are relatively easy to make and they really do work! I tested mine in the kitchen after my boyfriend made curry.

Use an odor neutralizing candle anywhere in your home that you need to tackle tough odors in such as the kitchen or bathroom. These odor neutralizing candles also make wonderful housewarming gifts as well as DIY wedding favors.

This odor neutralizing candle DIY will teach you how to create your own beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. These odor neutralizing candles are relatively easy to make and they really do work! I tested mine in the kitchen after my boyfriend made curry.

Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7.5 oz. soy wax
3.25 oz. beeswax
1.1 oz. odor neutralizing fragrance oil, of choice

Tools & Materials:

2 – 7.75 oz. frosted candle jars
medium wood wicks
microwave (or double boiler)
4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale

Instructions:

This odor neutralizing candle DIY will make two candles. I used two beautiful frosted 7.75 oz. candle jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for this project.

I purchased my odor neutralizing fragrance oils from Wholesale Supplies Plus. They offer the following odor neutralizing scent options: Mango Berry Tea, Agave Nectar, Island Breeze, Seaside Cotton, Orange Guava and Country Clothesline.

To make your odor neutralizing candles you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out both the soy wax and the beeswax into the glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the waxes in the microwave at 50% power until the wax melts. (Alternately you can melt the wax in a double boiler.) Carefully remove the container of wax from the microwave using a potholder or towel – the glass will be hot! – and set aside to cool.

Now prepare your wood wicks. Measure the height needed and cut four wooden candle wicks to fit so that they are level with the top of the frosted candle jar when placed inside. Place the wood wick(s) in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into two metal anchors using two wicks for each anchor so they are doubled up. Now dip the anchors into the wax and place the wicks into the center of each of your candle jars.

Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the odor neutralizing fragrance oil in the scent you chose and stir it into the melted wax.

Now carefully pour the wax evenly into each of the frosted candle jars and allow it to cool and harden completely. (You don’t want to pour the wax too hot or the tops of your candle wax may crack as they cool. It’s also possible to warp your candle jar.)

Do not burn your odor neutralizing candles for at least 24 hours.

This odor neutralizing candle DIY will teach you how to create your own beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. These odor neutralizing candles are relatively easy to make and they really do work!

If desired you can easily decorate the outside of your candle jars. I used Fragrance Garden Deco Stickers I purchased from pikwahchan on Etsy. These stickers are a 3-D clear, hard plastic that’s also waterproof so they work well on the outside of glass candle jars.

When you’re ready to burn your candle, simply cut the wick to 1/4″ using a wick trimmer, then light with a match or lighter until the flame takes.

If you’re gifting your odor neutralizing candle as a housewarming gift, you may want to consider pairing it with a Wickman Candle Accessory Gift Pack that includes a Wick Trimmer, Wick Dipper and Bell Snuffer.

If you enjoyed this candle making project, you may also like my DIY for creating a leather scented mandle – a man candle with a leather fragrance. You can find that candle making tutorial here.

Want to learn about making your own candles? Check out the book, The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles, by Betty Oppenheimer. This book contains illustrated directions, complete source lists, and plenty of practical advice for beginner candlemakers.

Want to learn about making your own candles? Check out the book, The Candlemaker’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles, by Betty Oppenheimer. This book contains illustrated directions, complete source lists, and plenty of practical advice for beginner candlemakers. Get it here.

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Homemade Pumpkin Recipes for Skin and Beauty

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Craft these fun homemade pumpkin recipes for skin and beauty this fall and enjoy the fragrance of warm pumpkin spice in your bath and beyond all season long!

Craft these fun homemade pumpkin recipes for skin and beauty this fall and enjoy the fragrance of warm pumpkin spice in your bath and on your skin all season long! Following you’ll find nine fantastic pumpkin recipes for pumpkin spice scented bath bombs, homemade soaps, pumpkin scented scrubs and more!

Homemade Pumpkin Recipes for Skin and Beauty

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe – Treat yourself this fall with this easy homemade Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe. You’ll love the intoxicating scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite fragrance oil and the moisturizing shea butter, sesame oil and detoxifying sea salt. Plus, with a few tips you can make these perfect the very first try!

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

Fall Melt & Pour Pumpkin Soap Recipe – Craft your own pumpkin and leaf shaped soaps for fall with these easy melt and pour fall soap recipes! You can keep your fall soaps plain or dress them up with just a touch of bronze mica like I did with some of mine.

Cold Process Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe made using real organic pumpkin!

Homemade Cold Process Pumpkin Soap Recipe – This cold process homemade pumpkin soap recipe is handmade using real organic pumpkin making it a perfect soap for the fall season! Pumpkin isn’t just cool because it’s autumn, though. It’s also great for your skin too! Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which are shown to help smooth and brighten skin. In addition pumpkin also contains vitamins A and C which have been shown to help soften and soothe skin as well as boost collagen production which helps to prevent signs of aging.

This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters

Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe – This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters. You’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils in this homemade pumpkin spice lotion. Not only will you smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple, but you’re skin will thank you too!

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe – One of my favorite treats during fall is, of course, pumpkin pie. I have mine completely naked sans the whipped cream or cool whip, but I have been known to eat half of an entire pie in one sitting. This homemade natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe is reminiscent of that most delectable dessert.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe – This fantastic fall inspired homemade pumpkin sugar scrub recipe is whipped for a super creamy, sugary scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes! It’s made with natural pumpkin seed oil prized for its moisturizing properties to dry and damaged skin and is scented with a pleasingly pumpkin fragrance oil.

How to Make Massage Candles - DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle - Handmade Gift Idea

DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Printable Labels – Create the perfect homemade gift for fall with this easy Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle DIY! Not only does it scent the room with the mouth watering fragrance of pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup, but you can massage the melted wax onto your skin just like a lotion!

DIY Handmade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Pumpkin Labels - Perfect for Fall Themed Gifts or Halloween Party Favors

Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe – This exfoliating salt scrub recipe is made with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and real pumpkin seed flakes. Plus it smells like a delicious mouth watering pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup.

And last, but not least, be sure to make my DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray! This easy fall craft project will make your home, linens and clothing smell like delectable pumpkin pie spice. Don’t just stick to the amazing scent of pumpkin spice though. You can customize this homemade room spray recipe with any of your favorite fragrances!

For more homemade pumpkin recipes that you can make for fall, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest! You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr as well as FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Soy & Beeswax Candles

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DIY Soy and Beeswax Candles - Easy Homemade Gift Idea

I’ve been playing around a lot with candles lately. I’ve made numerous hand poured candles with soy wax as well as beeswax, so I figured why not combine the two? I love how simple and easy the soy wax candles are to make – especially since I’ve hear paraffin can be a nightmare – as well as the long burn time of all beeswax candles.

However, because the beeswax is such a hard wax – soy wax melts at 102 degrees F which incidentally makes them perfect for making homemade massage candles and wax melts – while beeswax melts at a much higher temperature of 144 – 147 degrees F, my beeswax candles would burn down with a hole in the center. So I combined the two waxes and used a larger wick to get the perfect, long last candle that burns much more evenly.

How to Make Soy and Beeswax Candles

As these candles cool much more slowly than straight up beeswax candles, you’ll want to pour these right when they start to look a bit slushy. That way they won’t crack on the top as they cool. If you have trouble and your candle does crack, no worries. It’s only an aesthetic issue and the candle will still burn beautifully. Following is my favorite recipe for a holiday pumpkin scented candle although you can use any candle fragrance you like. It will yield one 6 oz. candle though feel free to double it for multiple candles. You’ll use a little more wax by weight than the tin size as the beeswax is heavier than soy.

Handmade Holiday Pumpkin Soy & Beeswax Candles

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. white beeswax pastilles
3.5 oz. natural 100% soy wax
.35 oz. Pumpkin Pie Spice fragrance oil
.35 Crafter’s Choice Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
glass Pyrex measuring cup
butter knife or stirring utensil
one 6 oz. deep round tin with lid
one large wooden wick
microwave or double boiler
candy thermometer (optional)

Instructions:

Weighing out soy wax for diy homemade candles

Start by weighing out the wax in the pyrex measuring cup using the digital scale. Next, melt your wax either in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove. Once melted, set aside to cool to about 185 degrees F, then weigh out the fragrance oils and stir into the wax. Set aside to cool further.

How to Make Homemade Candles

Now prepare your candle tin by cutting the wood wick so it fits inside the tin and place inside the metal base. Dip the bottom of the wick base slightly into the wax, then place in the center of the tin.

Once the wax starts to take on a slightly slushy or foggy appearance and is no longer completely clear, slowly pour the wax into the tin around the wick and then allow to cool completely at room temperature. For best results, wait at least 24 hours before burning and don’t forget to trim your wick to 1/4″ before every burn.

making candle labels

You can also label your candles. My son made several soy candles for gifts this year – that’s him pictured above working on his homemade Christmas gifts – and he used my full page blank sticker labels to draw his own labels with permanent markers.

DIY Handmade Soy Candles - Homemade Christmas Gift Idea

He then cut out his labels/gift tags and applied them to the lids of each tin and tied a ribbon around the outside of the tins. (This is where all those ribbons and pretty bits from handmade packages you’ve received come in handy!) He made his candles one at a time and scented each one differently using a Peppermint Stick fragrance oil, a Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil, and one of my very favorites a Red Velvet Cake fragrance oil.

I’m actually planning on making more candles as handmade gifts of my own as well as wax melts and will be using a Frosted Pinecones fragrance oil I just purchased. I am admittedly a little head over heels for this at the moment. It’s a mix of pine and spruce with a touch of spice and is the perfect compromise if you have a guy in your life who isn’t big on more feminine scents.

I’m also planning to make a DIY Soy Wax Candle Making Kit for my niece for Christmas this year. Last year I put together a DIY Lip Balm Kit for her and she really enjoyed it so I thought the candles would be fun for her. I’ll be include one pound of soy wax, four 4 oz. tins, four medium wooden wicks and 1 oz. of Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil which is just perfect as a kids’ scent.

For more DIY homemade Christmas gift ideas, be sure to visit post from earlier this week, DIY Homemade Stocking Stuffer Gifts, as well as my Holiday themed gift boards on Pinterest. Will you be making any special handmade gifts for the holidays this year?


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DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Printable Labels

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Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Wood Wick

Create the perfect homemade gift for fall with this easy Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle DIY! Not only does it scent the room with the mouth watering fragrance of pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup, but you can massage the melted wax onto your skin just like a lotion! Printable pumpkin labels tie it all together and make it perfect for gifting!

How to Make Massage Candles - DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle - Handmade Gift Idea

DIY Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

65 grams soy wax
10 grams refined shea butter
7 grams Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil

Supplies:

Small soft wooden wicks
4 oz. deep round tin with lid
blank full page Kraft sticker label sheets (I used the ones from WorldLabel.com)

Tools:

digital kitchen scale
metal utensil for stirring
glass pyrex measuring cup
plastic transfer pipette
permanent color markers (optional)
pot holder or kitchen towel
Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels
microwave
scissors
printer

Instructions:

This recipe yields one 4 oz. candle. However, with the minimum purchase of materials you purchase – 1 lb. soy wax, 2 oz. fragrance oil, 12 oz. shea butter, 10 wooden wicks, and 10 metal tins – you can make about seven candles. If you prefer to use essential oil rather than a fragrance oil, use half the amount of a skin safe essential oil. (Also be sure to try these candles in Frosted Cranberry!)

Start by placing the wooden wick inside the metal tin then use scissors to cut the wick so it’s just a hair shorter than the tin. Place the wick inside the metal base and set inside the middle of the metal tin.

Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the soy wax and shea butter inside the glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until the wax and shea butter have melted, approximately 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder or kitchen towel as the measuring cup will be hot.

Place the container of wax and shea butter onto the digital kitchen scale and press tare. Using a plastic transfer pipette to slowly add the fragrance oil to the wax base, weigh out 7 grams of fragrance oil. Then stir with a metal utensil. I generally use a butter knife.

Now slowly pour all of the scented wax into the metal tin. If your wick shifts, don’t worry. You can easily reposition it after you’ve poured the wax.

Handmade Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle for Fall - Made with Natural Soy Wax and a Perfect Pumpkin Fragrance Oil

Finally, allow the wax to cool completely then label, use or gift! The safety and caution label should go on the bottom of each candle. If desired, you can color in the labels with markers to give your candles a handmade touch or to express your own creativity. Be sure to trim your wick to 1/4″ high before every use and blow out the candle before dipping your fingers into the wax to avoid accidental burns from the flame. {Download the Printable Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle Labels here.}

Just can’t get enough of the fabulous seasonal scent of pumpkin pie? Then be sure to also try out this recipe for crafting Homemade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrubs! These exfoliating salt scrubs are hand crafted with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and real pumpkin seed flakes for a fabulous bath time treat!

For more DIY projects like this one as well as seasonal holiday homemade gift ideas, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


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How to Make Homemade Massage Candles

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How to Make Homemade Massage Candles - DIY Festive Holiday Gift Idea - Frosted Cranberry Massage Candle DIY with Printable Labels

Since around 2006 massage candles, also known as lotion candles, have risen in popularity. These nifty 2-in-1 candles not only make your home smell great, but the melted, liquified wax can also be used to massage onto skin to moisturize and add a lovely fragrance to your skin.

Most massage candles I’ve come across are simply make from natural soy wax, which has a low melt point of about 102 degrees F, and fragrance. However, when I was at Floyd Fest over the summer, there was a vendor there selling massage candles made wth not only soy wax, but also with shea butter and essential oils. As prospective customers would approach her booth, she would offer them a “hand job” and massage the melted wax from these candles onto each recipients’ hand. She would then give each customer a sticker that stated, “I got a hand job from” her company name.

How to Make Homemade Massage Candles for Handmade Gifts or DIY Wedding Favors

I really loved the addition of the shea butter, so I decided to try my own. These are super simple to make – definitely easier than making homemade soap from scratch – and you can scent with them your choice of essential oils or with a fragrance oil like I did for mine. I’ve created this massage candle recipe to make one single 4 oz. candle at a time, but you can make multiples at once by simply doubling the recipe as needed. I also chose to use wooden wicks for these candles as not only do I love the burn of a wood wick, but they are a lot easier to work with for beginners.

I LOVE these for handmade Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers, housewarming gifts or even DIY winter wedding favors! You’ll really be surprised by how amazingly easy these are to craft. Plus, I’ve included printable labels to make packaging your candles a snap! Dress them up further with your favorite patterned washi tape.

DIY Handmade Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles with Printable Labels - Lovely Homemade Christmas Gift Idea

DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

65 grams soy wax
10 grams refined shea butter
7 grams Frosted Cranberry fragrance oil

Supplies:

Small soft wooden wicks
4 oz. deep round tin with lid
blank white sticker label sheets

Tools:

digital kitchen scale
metal utensil for stirring
glass pyrex measuring cup
plastic transfer pipette
permanent color markers
pot holder or kitchen towel
microwave
scissors
printer

Instructions:

This recipe yields one 4 oz. candle. However, with the minimum purchase of materials you purchase – 1 lb. soy wax, 2 oz. fragrance oil, 12 oz. shea butter, 10 wooden wicks, and 10 metal tins – you can make about seven candles. If you prefer to use essential oil rather than a fragrance oil, use half the amount of a skin safe essential oil.

Start by placing the wooden wick inside the metal tin then use scissors to cut the wick so it’s just a hair shorter than the tin. Place the wick inside the metal base and set inside the middle of the metal tin.

Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the soy wax and shea butter inside the glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave until the wax and shea butter have melted, approximately 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder or kitchen towel as the measuring cup will be hot.

Place the container of wax and shea butter onto the digital kitchen scale and press tare. Using a plastic transfer pipette to slowly add the fragrance oil to the wax base, weigh out 7 grams of fragrance oil. Then stir with a metal utensil. I generally use a butter knife.

Now slowly pour all of the scented wax into the metal tin. If your wick shifts, don’t worry. You can easily reposition it after you’ve poured the wax.

Finally, allow the wax to cool completely then label, use or gift! The safety and caution label should go on the bottom of each candle. If desired, you can color in the labels with markers to give your candles a handmade touch or to express your own creativity. Be sure to trim your wick to 1/4″ high before every use and blow out the candle before dipping your fingers into the wax to avoid accidental burns from the flame. {Download the Printable Frosted Cranberry Massage Candle Labels and Candle Safety Labels here.}


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