Are Ocean Scented Candles Easy To Make? – Our Guide
There’s nothing quite like the calming smell of ocean-scented candles, taking you right to the beach in the relaxation of your own home, but have you ever thought about making your own?
To make your own ocean scented candles, you’ll need to find a sea breeze or tropical scent fragrance oil, as well as some wax and wicks for the job, plus a candle-safe container.
We’ve made a small guide below which will discuss what type of fragrance oil to use for an ocean scented candle as well as a how-to guide to give you the best results.
What Type Of Fragrance Oil Should I Use For An Ocean Scent?
When choosing the right fragrance for an ocean scented candle, you are mainly looking for a fresh fragrance smell, this could be salt water fragrance oil or Paradise Reef Fragrance Oil for example.
You could also use essential oils to make this beach breeze scent, however, the throw might be less strong, but more natural.
We’ve listed some great combinations to try out below.
- Ocean scent – Try 4 drops of lime oil, lavender oil and a drop of rosemary oil and eucalyptus oil.
- Sea breeze – Two drops of geranium oil, ylang-ylang oil and one drop of vetiver oil.
- Warm and sunny – Three drops of lime oil, two drops of spearmint oil, lavender oil and grapefruit oil.
- Beach bonfire – Two drops of rosemary oil, three drops of cedar wood oil, one drop of citronella oil and two drops of sandalwood oil.
Our Step By Step To Making Ocean Scented Candles
If you want a beach bonfire vibe right in your living room, you can easily make your own ocean scented candle at home with a few pieces of equipment and some fragrance oil.
We’ve listed the steps down below.
- Candle jars.
- Candle mould.
- Fragrance oil or essential oil combos as above.
- Double boiler.
- Wick holder.
- Candle dye.
- Soy wax flakes.
- Start by melting your soy wax in a double boiler, stirring until completely melted through, and set aside to cool for a few minutes, avoid heating the wax too much otherwise it can discolor the wax.
- Next, glue your wick down into the center of your candle jar, and wrap it around the pencil at the top to keep it stabilised.
- Stir in your candle dye of choice, this could be blue or green or maybe even brown, then add your fragrance oil. To start we recommend adding fragrance oil which is 10% the weight of the wax that you used.
- Now pour the melted wax into your container till half full and allow it to set, pierce a hole in the middle then pour in the rest of your wax once reheated, this will help to stop the candle from tunnelling.
- Allow your candle to cool down and harden for 24 hours then light and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions About Making Ocean Scented Candles
How do you make an original fragrance which smells like salt water?
To make a saltwater scent for your candle, fragrances like lime oil, sandalwood, lavender and rosemary can be great, herb-based smells will smell more natural.
Which candle wax should I use to make my candle?
This depends on preference, beeswax is often very expensive but natural, soy wax is also natural but doesn’t hold scent very well while paraffin wax holds scent well but is toxic.
Are homemade candles cheaper than store bought scented candles?
Yes, homemade candles are much cheaper than store bought candles, but the equipment can be expensive if you don’t have any on hand.
To conclude, ocean scented candles are easy to make with some essential oils like sandalwood, peppermint, lavender oil and other relaxing scents, we recommend experimenting with ratios in order to find the scent which appeals most to you.
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )