I am really loving my Young Living essential oils. We use them for cleaning around the house, I treat my runny nose/ watery eye symptoms with them and I make my own bath salts and bug spray too. I decided to try my hand at another homemade project using them, candle making. A few weekends back we went shopping in Round Top, a large twice yearly antique, thrifting and junk haven! I only bought two things all day. A beautiful wooden bowl for my new kitchen table and a handful of adorable vintage mini tart tins. As soon as I saw the tart tins I knew they would make the sweetest essential oil candles.
The hardest part of this project was deciding which oil to use. I love the way they all smell and each one has its own unique benefits. I chose to use the Young Living Joy blend, it smells amazing and is perfect for lifting your spirits. I knew it was a scent my mom would love and I thought this would be perfect as part of her Mother’s Day gift this year.
First thing I wanted to do was wash my tins. You can use a variety of containers for your candles, I recommend thick glass or metal for safety when heated.
I took my candle wax bits and heated in the microwave in a glass mixing container, 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. I carefully removed my container or melted wax from the microwave using something to protect myself from that hot glass. Next I added 10 drops of Young Living Joy blend essential oils to the wax and stirred gently until mixed.
Slowly pour your wax to fill your container. Make sure that you are working on a surface that can withstand heat as well as be scrapped if you spill the wax on it.
Allow to sit until completely cooled.
I packaged up mine to go with my mom’s kitchen themed Mother’s Day gift, but candles make a great gift all on their own. I know I will be making a variety of essential oil candles to have in our home.