Scented DIY Soy and Beeswax Candles with Printable Lables

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Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Learn how to make this chocolate and espresso scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

Chocolate & Espresso Scented Soy and Beeswax Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. soy wax
5.5 oz. natural filtered  white beeswax
.75 oz. espresso fragrance oil
.35 oz. chocolate fragrance oil

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 recipe yields two soy and beeswax candles. I used two frosted 7.75 oz. candle jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for this project.

I specifically used the espresso fragrance oil I purchased from Brambleberry and the chocolate fragrance oil that I purchased from Wholesale Supplies Plus, however, you can experiment with similar fragrance oils from other reputable suppliers.

To make your chocolate and espresso scented soy and beeswax candles, you’ll first need to weigh out and melt the wax. Use a digital scale to weigh out both the beeswax and the soy wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source 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 wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into the 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 fragrance oils 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. Mixing and pouring the wax too hot can also reduce the scent throw your candles will have.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.

If desired, you can label your candle jar with my free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.

Learn how to make this vanilla verbena and peppermint scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

Vanilla Verbena & Peppermint Scented Soy and Beeswax Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 oz. soy wax
5.5 oz. natural filtered  white beeswax
.6 oz. vanilla verbena fragrance oil
.5 oz. peppermint essential oil

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 recipe yields two soy and beeswax candles. I used two frosted 7.75 oz. candle jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging for this project.

I specifically used the vanilla verbena fragrance oil that I purchased from Wholesale Supplies Plus, however, you can experiment with similar fragrance oils from other reputable suppliers. For a stronger vanilla verbena scent, reduce the amount of peppermint essential oil and increase the amount of fragrance oil by the amount peppermint essential oil you reduced.

To make your vanilla verbena and peppermint scented soy and beeswax candles, you’ll first need to weigh out and melt the wax. Use a digital scale to weigh out both the beeswax and the soy wax into a glass Pyrex measuring cup then heat in a double boiler until melted. If you don’t have a double boiler to heat your wax, you can heat it in the microwave at 40% power until the wax melts. Carefully remove the container of wax from the heat source 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 wicks in the molten wax for ten minutes then carefully remove using a utensil or tongs.

Next, place the wicks into the 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 fragrance oils 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. Mixing and pouring the wax too hot can also reduce the scent throw your candles will have.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY soy and beeswax candles for homemade gifts this holiday season! Choose from three candle scent recipes including chocolate espresso and vanilla verbena peppermint plus download free printables for you finished soy and beeswax candles to make gifting even easier!

Allow your candles to cure for at least 24 hours up to several days for the best scent throw. Before burning trim your wood wicks to 1/4″.

If desired, you can label your candle jar with my free printable candle labels here. Simply print the PDF labels onto a full size label of your choice, cut out and apply. I used matte white label sheets from WorldLabel for this project.

Want to make your own natural deodorizing beeswax candle? This natural deodorizing beeswax candle recipe is made with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils and makes a great homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family! There are even free printable candle labels to make gifting even easier!

You can also make a natural deodorizing beeswax candle scented with eucalyptus and tea tree. That candle recipe can be found on Soap Deli News blog here. I’ve included three label options on the printable label PDF for these size jars. The PDF contains labels for the chocolate & espresso candles and vanilla verbena & peppermint soy and beeswax candles, as well as smaller labels for the deodorizing beeswax candles that fit the smaller 7.75 oz. sized frosted candle jars.

Learn how to make this chocolate and espresso scented DIY soy and beeswax candle - plus two more candle recipes! - to give as gifts this holiday season! There are even free printable labels to make gifting even easier! These are great gifts for teachers, coworkers and friends!

To make the smaller sized eucalyptus & tea tree beeswax candles simply reduce the amount of beeswax to 11 oz., the eucalyptus essential oil to .55 oz. and the tea tree oil to .45 oz. Alternately you can use the same recipe for the soy and beeswax candles listed above with .55 oz. of eucalyptus essential oil and .45 oz. of tea tree oil.

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 you like my recipes for making scented soy and beeswax candles, then you may also like my Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY here. This odor neutralizing candle recipe makes beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles that neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn. They are made using an odor neutralizing fragrance oil.

You can also find recipes for making a matching lemon verbena scented soy candle and body butter gift set here.


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Leather Mandle DIY

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Learn how to make this leather scented mandle for Dad as a DIY Father's day gift! This mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What's a mandle? Why, a man candle of course!

Learn how to make this leather scented mandle DIY for Dad as a Father’s day gift! This leather mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What’s a mandle? Why, a man candle of course! Here’s how to make yours.

Leather Mandle DIY

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.7 oz. soy candle wax
.47 oz. leather fragrance oil

Tools & Materials:

medium wood wick
7.5 oz Clear Glass Square Candle Jar
Jolee’s Boutique Wild West Dimensional Stickers
metal utensil for stirring
microwave (or double boiler)
4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the soy wax into the glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50-60% power until the wax melts. (Alternately you can melt the wax in a double boiler.)

Now prepare your wood wick. Measure the height needed and cut the wick to fit. (It’s suggested that you double up the wood wicks when making candles using 100% soy wax for a better burn.) Place the wood wick(s) in the molten wax for ten minutes.

Learn how to make this leather scented mandle for Dad as a DIY Father's day gift! This mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What's a mandle? Why, a man candle of course!

Remove the wick(s) from the wax and place into a metal anchor. Dip the anchor into the wax and then place the wick in the center of your candle jar.

Continue to allow the melted wax to cool. When it starts to become cloudy, weigh out the fragrance oil and stir it into the melted wax.

Learn how to make this leather scented mandle for Dad as a DIY Father's day gift! This mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What's a mandle? Why, a man candle of course!

Now pour the wax into the candle jar and allow it to cool and harden completely. Don’t burn for at least 24 hours.

Learn how to make this leather scented mandle for Dad as a DIY Father's day gift! This mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What's a mandle? Why, a man candle of course!

Now add your choice of the wild west three dimensional stickers to the outside of your candle jar and it’s ready for gifting!

Ready to burn your candle? Be sure to cut the wick(s) to a quarter inch before lighting.

Learn how to make this leather scented mandle for Dad as a DIY Father's day gift! This mandle DIY is quick and easy and can be made and gifted in the same afternoon. What's a mandle? Why, a man candle of course!

Remember to never leave the candle unattended and don’t forget to blow it out when you’re done burning your new mandle!

Looking for more unique DIY Father’s day gifts? You can find out all of my Father’s day gift DIY’s here. You can also discover even more Father’s day gift ideas on my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest here.

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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!

How to Make Homemade Massage Candles for Seasonal DIY Holiday Gifts

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Learn how to make homemade massage candles to nourish dry skin while also enjoying the traditional, aroma side of your homemade candles. These frosted cranberry homemade massage candles are easy to make and are also lovely for seasonal holiday gift giving! Keep reading to learn how to craft your own homemade massage candles at home!

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About Homemade Massage Candles

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 homemade 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 homemade massage candles made with 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 homemade massage candles onto each recipients’ hand. She would then give each customer a sticker that stated, “I got a hand job from” her company name.

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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.

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Homemade Massage Candles DIY

© Rebecca D. Dillon

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 colored markers
pot holder or kitchen towel
microwave
scissors
printer

Instructions:

My recipe for making homemade massage candles will yield 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.

Learn how to make these fun DIY gemstone candles to decorate your space or as homemade gift ideas!

More Homemade Candle Projects

If you enjoyed my recipe for making frosted cranberry homemade massage candles, then you may also want to try some of my other DIY candle making projects.

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Handmade Artisan Candles from Blackberry Thyme

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I’ve been on the hunt for some good quality candles for a while. I’d bought some recently from a local artist, but found they didn’t really put off a noticeable fragrance and they burned unevenly leaving one of the three wicks melted into the candle permanently no matter what I did to try to rectify the situation. Glade candles seem to work well, but they are so small and seem to burn through rather quickly. And Yankee Candles – they are just so expensive and many of the fragrances set my allergies off. So I started hunting for another artisan candle supplier and found Blackberry Thyme.
Artisan Handmade Mulberry Scented Soy Candle from Blackberry Thyme
Initially I inquired on the size of the candles from Blackberry Thyme as it wasn’t noted in the listings. The response I received back from the artisan behind Blackberry Thyme, Teresa,  was not only quick, but a little unexpected. Apparently I was one of the people who had inspired her to go into soapmaking which was both flattering and entirely coincidental. But it definitely provided that extra little push to give her handmade candles a try. All of Teresa’s candles are 8oz. The cotton wick candles run $8 each while the wooden wick candles are $9 a piece. Even with shipping I found her prices to be comparable to the price of a quality commercial candle. I decided to try Teresa’s wooden wick candles since I’d never tried this style of candle before. I was excited by the fact that her candles are made with soy wax – which is my preference for a long, clean burn – and that these candles have an especially long burn time of 100 hours or more. So I bought two candles to try – Mulberry and Cinnamon.
Handmade Wooden Wick Soy Candle from Blackberry Thyme
Teresa shipped my candles out quickly via USPS Priority Mail. They arrived several days later, well packaged and smelling fabulous. I found that getting the wooden wick to burn the first time did take a little longer than traditional cotton wick candles. But once the wick caught the candles burned beautifully and filled the room with their respective fragrances. I burned the mulberry scented candle in the living room and the cinnamon scented candle in the kitchen. I burned both for several hours and it hardly put a dent in the candles – a testament to the long burn time. Relighting the candles for a second and third go was a cinch after the initial lighting – just like lighting any other candle and they smelled simply wonderful. I am also a fan of the mason jars the candles come in. They are super cute jars with great little tin lids that will prove perfect for upcycling for future crafty projects of my own. Start to finish I am in love with the candles from Blackberry Thyme! I will definitely be purchasing more of these candles in the future. The quality is amazing and the pricing is reasonable making them great for both everyday use and for gifting. So if you’re like me and love a truly great candle, be sure to check out the selection at Blackberry Thyme and tell Teresa I sent you!