DIY – create your own candle

Candlelight gives the room a pleasant atmosphere, the oils in it soothe and improve sleep. They can also be included in your interior as a decor or presented to your family and friends as a nice, homemade gift. It really isn’t that hard to create your own candle and in this article I will teach you how to do so.

If you need any ideas for both storebought and homemade gifts, you can find other gift ideas in my article Creative bday gift ideas.

Let’s get to creating our own DIY candle!

Ingredients for your DIY candle

candle ingredients

Here’s everything you will be needing to make your own candle.

There are many different recipes since some people make candles from soy, others from beeswax, like I’ll be doing.


  • 450 g of beeswax;
  • 100 g of coconut oil;
  • Candle burner and candle burner metal legs;
  • Scotch tape;
  • Essential Oils;
  • Glass dishes for candles;
  • Dried petals (optional).

Flower petals is a nice touch if you want your candles to be super cute and romantic. You don’t have to add them if you don’t want to. Instead you can also add some glitter. That’s a good idea, too.

Step by step: how to make your candle

how to create your candle

Here’s a step by step instruction you need to follow in order to create your own beeswax candle.

Step number one: prepare the candle dishes. Pour out the candle burner through the candle burner foot and attach it to the middle of the base of the dish.

Step number two: melt 450 grams of beeswax along with 100 grams of coconut oil. Coconut oil will ensure that the candle burns evenly.

Step number three: add the oils. When the wax and oil have melted, add the essential oils, about 1-2 tablespoons of each essential oil and mix. Pour the wax into dishes, but make sure that the burner does not change its position. You can put a pencil on the dish, in the middle of which attach the tip of the burner with a scotch.

Step number four: decorate the candles with dried petals. When added at the beginning, the petals will sink a little during freezing, but if you do it later, the petals will remain on the surface. When the wax in the dishes is numb, turn the burners over and the candles are ready!

And there you have it – your own DIY candle! Your self made candle, that can be a great gift for yourself or your loved ones!

Here’s more on gift ideas in the article Zero waste gift ideas.

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