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How To Make Chocolate Scented Candles? Our Easy Guide

  • Written By Candace 
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Do you love chocolate? Do you want your home to smell like a chocolate factory all the time? But, How do you make chocolate-scented candles?

If you love chocolates, then this blog post is for you! I am going to teach you how to make chocolate-scented candles. All of the supplies are easy to find and the process is simple.

You will be able to make these in just a few hours.

Get ready because we’re about to get started!

What is a chocolate-scented candle?

A dark, sweet chocolatey scent that smells like melted semi-sweet chocolate.

This is a popular scent, but it can also be hard to find. Fortunately, you don’t need any special ingredients and there are two methods for making them – melting the chocolate or adding cocoa powder directly to your candle wax. We recommend using a combination of both!

Get ready because we’re about to get started!

Gather the supplies listed below:

  • Wax (paraffin or soy)
  • Crayons, pastels, or primary colors for color variation in candles. Candy coloring can also be used to tint your wax; it’s a great way to add extra flavor as well!
  • A double boiler on low heat and measuring cups if you are using melting pots instead of candle molds. If not use glass jars with lids that seal completely like mayonnaise jars, baby food jars, etc.
  • Wick – a metal coil wire which will help hold up your homemade candles when they’re done cooling down and drying out properly so don’t forget this crucial ingredient before starting!
  • A large pot or kettle for boiling water
  • paper to make a funnel if needed.
  • Plastic spoons and forks (to stir with)
  • Fragrance – optional but it will really help give your candles that extra “oomph” when you’re lighting them!
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Add essential oils like vanilla extract, peppermint oil, lavender oil, or any other scent of your choice. You can also add dried flowers for color variation in the wax as well!


  • Get out all materials listed above from your supply list and put on gloves before beginning this process so you don’t leave fingerprints everywhere!
  • Fill up jars/pots halfway full with wax then heat up water until it’s just about to boil. Once hot, pour your water into the pot of wax and stir until it is fully melted,
  • Add three drops of any fragrance oil and one tablespoon of cocoa powder (unsweetened) to the wax. The resulting aroma will be a rich, decadent blend reminiscent of freshly baked brownies.
  • Stir again with a spoon or fork for another minute before spilling out onto paper that has been cut to make a funnel shape on top.
  • Allow excess liquid/unmixed wax to drain off so you don’t mix anything up when pouring it all into one large jar. 
  • Pour everything from the smaller jars into one large container. You can also use jars or containers to make your candles, but you’ll have to buy a jar candle mold if they don’t come with one already (most of the time they do). It is also important to remember that when you’re pouring your candles into the containers, be careful not to allow any melted wax or liquid oil mixture to drip off the edges of your mold as this can cause a fire hazard.
  • Once cooled enough, wrap each individual candle in brown kraft paper (or any other color) and attach it by tying it around the top tightly using string or twine! You can also use an old shoelace if you have one lying around – just be sure they are long enough for the string to completely wrap around your candle twice.

Add a label on top of each one with a hole punch or nail and thread it through so you can hang them up!


It’s important that oils are not added directly to the wax because they may burn at an unsafe temperature; use a separate pot or pan to mix the oils with a few tablespoons of melted wax.

If you want to make your candles look more rustic, add some natural colorants such as beet juice, turmeric, paprika, or cayenne pepper before pouring into molds (or if they’re already in their containers). You can also use brown sugar instead of white.

What scents pair well with chocolate?

The smell of chocolate is sweet and complex, with hints of coffee, vanilla, and cherry. It’s also a unisex scent that appeals to both men and women

You can add other scents like lavender for some floral notes or peppermint for wintery sweetness.

You can try these scents with chocolate:

  • Black Cherry, Almond, Vanilla Bean, Hazelnut.
  • Dried Roses and Lemons for some light florals notes.
  • Peppermint or Gingerbread is a perfect blend of spicy sweetness (think ginger snaps). Minty Chocolate Chip pairs well too! You can make this scent by adding about five drops of peppermint essential oil to melted chocolate chips in the pan before refrigerating it. Then cut into squares and add more peppermint extract on top as needed when you’re enjoying your tasty little snack.

For those looking for an earthier scent, try adding Almond or Indian Sandalwood oil and you’ll have something that smells like cocoa powder!

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